I could start the day reading. I could start the day writing.
Today, I'm going to start with writing.
Doing nothing helps you feel motivated to write. If you spend time letting your brain do it's thing, you'll eventually have thoughts. I think.
How do brains work?
Are some people's brains not interested in active thought? Have they been trained to only obey external commands. Are young brains like puppies? They're curious and full of questions? Do older brains look up at you like a tired dog and think, "Well, I see what you're trying to do here, but, well, you know. I'm not really up for this."
Being in proper shape, physically and mentally, is not something we obsess about until something stops working or until we're getting a positive result that motivates us. The middle ground is a very lazy, undirected place to be. Out in the middle we don't know which direction to go, how fast to move and how long we can expect to be at it.
Imagine a race where the competition rules are: Run in any direction until we say stop. The person closest to our secret location wins. Would it be properly termed a race?
Isn't Life a little like that?