–Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Yes, I’ve quoted from Murakami twice in a row, but I just couldn’t resist.
If you’re interested in habits, you’ll find this book very interesting.
Also, this quotation reminded me of my own rule about adding “meditation” to the end of any activity that’s boring. If I’m impatient while waiting for the bus, tell myself I’m doing “Bus waiting meditation.” If I’m standing in a slow line at the drugstore, I’m doing “Waiting in line meditation.” Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise.