I've been trying to get into the habit of meditating as consistently as possible, for about 10-20 minutes a day. The goal of meditation is to increase mindfulness, to be in the moment, and not get sucked into your own thoughts. I mean it sounds easy on paper--just remain aware of what's going on around you, but man is it hard to apply IRL! I mean, just the other day before shipping out to work in the morning, I did my usual 10 minute meditation using the Calm app (it's a great meditation app, for anyone interested). I opened my eyes afterwards, brimming with mental clarity as I turned towards my laptop to get some quick work from home action. Then I open Reddit and BAM: I laser in on a top voted post of pandas falling off a tree stump and bounce-landing on their cute little bottoms. I mean, holy shit!! How do you even deal with that? I spent the next 30 minutes watching GIF after GIF of cute panda action (I would highly recommend r/Panda_Gifs for all your cute panda needs). I had to drag my ass out of my chair, sprint my balls off out of my apartment, and sprint to work. Spoiler alert: I was late.
Right, in the future, Jonathan: gotta remember stay aware of our surroundings, prioritize tasks, and avoid endless panda gifs.