I love a bit of meditation and zen stuff.

Clearing the mind, finding inner peace and freeing up mental processing power by being mindful and in the moment are ideas that are very important to me.

I often remember a story of Zen thinking that I saw on YouTube or read in a book somewhere.

This will be described in very un-zen kind of language, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

A monk enters a Monastery to learn how to discover enlightenment (as you do).

Joshu (the chap in charge, I am assuming) says to the monk 'Have you finished your rice?'

The monk replies 'Yes'.

To which Joshu says 'Then wash your bowl'.

At this point the monk was enlightened.

If only everything in life was so simple.

Well, in some ways, it kind of is.

What to do at any point is a decision we make dozens of times every day.

The next thing to do, is the right thing to do.

When you have eaten, tidy your dish and cutlery away.

When you've finished writing a blog post. Save your work and shut down your computer.

When you've been to the gym, go take a shower.

Just do what needs doing.

You may not feel like it at the time, but once you have finished, you're always glad you did.

That's the wisdom I took from it. Enlightenment, here I come!