To be honest, I've been slacking off as a Buddhist. I kind of stopped meditating during MCAT study, and it's been hard to reestablish the practice. On top of that, I went through a period of thinking that the particular practice of Soto Zen is ridiculous and a waste of time.
But the hasty mindset that has taken over in the absence of meditation has probably led to a lot more wasted time. I keep rushing into bad decisions without thinking them through.
One thing that I really miss about regular meditation is the way I could sit down in the middle of a decision and forget about it, and then the answer would eventually pop into my head.
I'm getting back on the meditation wagon!