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1, Oct 6, 2011

To Be Or Not To Be: The Choices We Face Everyday

Filed under: Human nature — admin @ 12:20 am

For some days after I got back from China on 7/12/2011, I found it hard to stay awake in the morning. At first, I thought it normal jet lag. After two or more weeks, when things had not changed for the better, I started thinking of something else.

I tried to get up early, around 5:50, took a brisk morning walk or jog before I headed for office. As the result of this exercise, my morning yawning decreased and I started feeling energized.

From that time on, I make a point of having this morning exercise. To be sure, it is not without struggle, especially when the days get shorter in autumn. Every morning when the alarm yells and I am still very sleepy, I ask myself: shall I get up or skip this morning. When I am outside, I face another one: walk or run. I know I can find thousands of excuses for myself if I decide not to get up or not to run.

I notice throughout the day, I am constantly facing such choice, one being easy, the other being difficult. It is so easy to give in to the natural tendency of taking the easy one and to stay in our comfort zone. In the long run, the choice we constantly make defines us and determines our fate.

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