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Writing is such a head game

I was tired. I didn’t feel like it. It was cold. I have been breaking my “No Humans Before 11 AM” rule by switching my workouts to 9 which is NOT GOOD..

Vince had me do a million squats today. And lots of ab work, and the hated pull-ups. And burpees. And what I call the “Mr Roboto” exercise for the delts.

Oh, and the hammer, which I hate.

“What’s wrong with you today?” he asked. “You getting enough sleep? Good food?”

“I dunno…”

Did I mention it was cold? 46 degrees on the bank thermometer.

I got home and crawled immediately back to bed. Put the heated mattress pad on, even.

When I got up, I knew I had to work on the book. Oh lord. I did not feel like it.

Since I have been writing in my Moleskine for the past 2 days, I thought: “Why don’t I just transcribe my scribblings into Scrivener and call it good?”

And that’s what I did. But then, about a half hour in, I got into it, started tweaking and fixing and at the end of 2 hours I had figured out my tone, decided on point of view and written my Introduction. Boo-yah.

So the lesson of the day is this: When I don’t feel like writing, just start transcribing pen writing into the computer.

Writing is such a head game, man.


I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

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