In my yoga teacher training, we read a book called The Diamond Cutter. The book is on using Buddhist traditions in your business. The book talks about a “Circle Day.” One day during the work week where you don’t do any work. You stay home, meditate, eat light, healthy foods, light exercise, take a nap, help others, etc. You don’t do any work related to your business. No emails, no phone calls. It’s said to increase your productivity the rest of the week and may help you get insights on your business and life. Can you imagine ever doing this?
I thought it was easy for the author, Geshe Michael, to write about this. Sure, he has a stressful job in the Diamond District, but he doesn’t have a wife or kids. The funny thing is that I have not been able to stop thinking about this. I posted on Facebook and a few other message boards. I talked to my teacher about this, especially on how impossible it would be to incorporate this in my own life. She suggested that I take one day while the girls are in school, say 9-3, as my Circle Day.
I thought that Thursdays would be a good day to do this. Today is Thursday. Did I do it? No. I’ve been trying to get an appointment with someone. The only day she could do it was today. I had to say yes. Yeah, yeah, mistake number one. Geshe Michael says you have to be firm on the Day. Clearly, I am not firm.
Can you imagine taking a Circle Day?