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AlexTheGrape

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  1. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Yesterday has been a pretty productive day, I gave it my all and did mini workouts between study. I had a couple of long skype calls and I had to work in the restaurant in the afternoon which took up a  lot of time, but I think I spent my time well. I didn't achieve any of my normal habits though.
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  2. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been pretty much just a whole day working at the restaurant and travelling. I am not happy that I have missed out on so much potential study time right before a test, but I guess I'm making money so I can't complain much. Tomorrow I'm going to do my absolute best to study as much as possible! I'm going to need to persevere to do this as I'll be exercising and going all-out all day.
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  3. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic Tom's journal   

    I find your graph of time spent quite interesting, how do you make it?
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  4. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic Tom's journal   

    Great to see you hear after your tough times Tom.
    Interesting to see you're doing civil engineering; my dad does that and I'm doing engineering myself. I hope you're enjoying most of it
    Keep it up man, the world will welcome your commitment to real life in time.
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  5. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been a decent day. I started off the day with meditation and a run like I committed myself to do. I was mostly 'onto it' when it came to doing timed work according to a normal school day schedule, however I didn't get much exercise during the day and my drive faltered in the afternoon. I didn't get as much work done as I wanted to, but I've learned from my mistakes today. Tomorrow I'll make sure to have exercise in between 50 minute work sessions, even if I really don't feel like it. I also managed to learn a little Spanish today on Memrise, however I didn't practice my Japanese.
    I'm grateful for being able to watch the news with my family today.
    I'm grateful for being an active member of this community again.
    I'm grateful for oats and porridge.
    Here's another photo I took on the beach yesterday!

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  6. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Thanks Cam! I hope to keep up the photography
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  7. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Matthias   

    Hi Matthias, just had a quick look at this page of your journal. It's awesome to see how well you're doing with running, meditating, reading self-dev, and listening to podcasts, they've been keystones to my own detox. I hope you continue to do well, you've encouraged me to pick up my good habits again
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  8. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been an average day. I started out moderately on time to work well, however I had skipped my exercise and I think my day has been mostly unproductive overall because of that. I'm going to make sure I do my meditation and running in the morning. I'm not going to try do everything at once (visualisation etc) because if I do too many new things I'll likely fail. To that end, I'm keeping myself accountable for that.
    I'm grateful for having an awesome camera.
    I'm grateful for taking some time off today.
    I'm grateful for being the analytical person I am.
    Here's a picture I took today, it was great to finally get out my camera again! A bit of dust on the lens made the sky have scars but it was a great view!

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  9. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Looks like the large format has been too much for me the past week. Last week I've been constantly working on my assignments, working at the restaurant and going to other events such as a fencing competition and a business workshop. Today has been a dedicated day off, which I think has helped me recharge properly. Tomorrow I'll make sure to do my day according to a high-school format so that there's no room for procrastination.
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  10. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been a relatively laid-back day in which I cleaned out my car, went on an hour run with a friend, and made all the preparations (and travel) to stay at my grandparents’ place for the next week. I saw some of my cousins and helped a tiny bit with dinner.

    I’ve also added some new things I want to work on these holidays as habits to build up. I have decided I want to learn some Spanish as well as continuing to learn Japanese, but also continuing playing guitar as it is a great engaging instrument to play.

    Gym workout/run

    Yup!

    Gratitude journal

    I am grateful for my grandparents being so welcoming for me to stay with them.

    I am grateful for the opportunity to go running for so long with one of my best friends.

    I am grateful for peace and quiet.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today:

    Going running in the morning was a great refresher and an great way to catch up with a friend, because we had so much time to talk whilst running slowly.

    Meditation

    No.

    Daily task planning ahead of time

    Nope.

    Exercise planning

    Tomorrow I’ll run down to the beach, meditate, visualise, do a workout and then head home.

    Meditation

    Nope.

    Visualisation

    No.

    Daily affirmation

    No. I don’t want to be reading out the same ones (probably why I’ve stopped), so I’ll make up a new affirmation each day.

    Fully cold shower

    No.

    Reading for 20+ mins

    Yup.

    Guitar practice

    Nope.

    Japanese learning

    Nope.

    Spanish learning

    Nope.

    Juggling

    Yup.

    Getting to bed before 8:50pm

    Nope. I’m going to change that time to 9pm as that seems better.

    Jar of Awesome

    Yup! I’ve realised I probably need to do this whilst journaling, so I’ll do that now.

    Daily application of self-development skills

    I’m going to make sure to do all the right, small decisions, as they are what compound.

    What went well today:

    I got my car cleaned out properly.

    What didn’t go well today:

    I didn’t put in the hard work to study on a flexible schedule.

    What I could have done to make my day better:

    I could have had a cold shower, and gotten stuck into the work.

    What I will do differently tomorrow:

    I’ll have a cold shower, do all my morning routine, and make sure to nail my homework!

    Photo Stream

    Here is a photo of the head of my guitar. I’ll be modelling it with Creo for a uni assignment, and is also relevant since I’ll start playing it again!

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  11. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been a good day of studying. I started the day a little late, but I got a satisfactory amount of work done, however it could have been better.

    I'm getting better with my daily habits, and am starting to form new visualisations. I've also made new goals for the holidays so that I can look forward to achieving something by the end of the holidays instead of wasting the time gaming.

    Gym workout/run

    Yup!

    Gratitude journal

    I am grateful for having time to catch up on my studies.

    I am grateful for having the choice of which of my friends I want to see.

    I am grateful for friends covering shifts I’m unable to.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today:

    I had breaks between study sessions by having short runs and juggling. It was really fun, and awesome to improve in a skill whilst having fun!

    Meditation

    Yup!

    Visualisation

    Yup!

    Daily affirmation

    Nope.

    Fully cold shower

    Nope.

    Reading for 20+ mins

    Yup!

    Getting to bed before 8:50pm

    No.

    Jar of Awesome

    No.

    Daily application of self-development skills

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  12. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been a superb day. Simply because things went according to plan, and I think I did fairly well all-round. I went gyming, went to my lectures, and spent heaps of time studying today for a test. I did fencing in the afternoon, and although there wasn’t many people there it felt really rewarding to get back into the sport. The holidays are fast approaching, and I must admit the prospect of gaming for a few days is seeming a little appealing from my lack of goals to achieve over the holidays. However I know that doing so would waste much of the positive habits and momentum I’ve built up over the past year without gaming, so I’m not going to let some random cravings get to me.

    I’m aware I’m not very much of a contributor to the GQ community right now, so if I get into helping others through their troubles it’ll remind me why I decided to quit in the first place.

    Gym workout/run

    Yup!

    Gratitude journal

    I am grateful for having all my limbs and no injuries.

    I am grateful for the endless opportunities offered by my university.

    I am grateful for the financial support I get from my parents.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today:

    I attended fencing at uni today for the first time this semester, and it was great! I was thrilled to get back into fencing gear, doing footwork, and I tried epee for the first time too.

    Meditation

    No. I’m failing hard at these, I need to start doing them on the bus to do it consistently.

    Visualisation

    No. I also need to make new visualisations.

    Daily affirmation

    No.

    Fully cold shower

    No.

    Reading for 20+ mins

    No.

    Getting to bed before 8:50pm

    Nope.

    Jar of Awesome

    Nope.

    Daily application of self-development skills

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  13. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Yesterday has been a well-balanced day. I started out in the gym, but it took longer than normal as I was with a friend. I did studying with friends, attended a meeting, and had a fun bingo night with the snowsports club.

    Gym workout/run

    Yup!

    Gratitude journal

    I am grateful for the amazing club opportunities at my university.

    I am grateful for my better self-awareness about my gaming mentality.

    I am grateful for having protein shake powder.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today:

    I introduced my close friend with my new friends which was good for everyone, and now I won’t have to divide my time amongst my friends if they’re all in the same place.

    Daily task planning ahead of time

    I’m going to leave this one for weekends, as I don’t need to plan my university days (they are already scheduled).

    Meditation

    Nope.

    Visualisation

    No.

    Daily affirmation

    No.

    Fully cold shower

    Yup.

    Reading for 20+ mins

    Yup.

    Getting to bed before 8:50pm

    Nope! It’ll be a challenge for me to do it tonight.

    Jar of Awesome

    Nope.

    Daily application of self-development skills

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  14. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today I had a relatively successful day. I had a really good workout in the gym, and gave myself plenty of time to study and such in the afternoon. My productivity started to drop after about three hours of studying, so I think I should have moved place a second time for a change of scenery. I still spent plenty of time with friends, and got an assignment finished.

    Gym workout/run

    Yup!

    Gratitude journal

    I am grateful for the library having so many desks.

    I am grateful for getting a lift to and from uni today.

    I am grateful for my amazing new friends.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today:

    I practiced a good study technique that works for me, which is changing where I sit (and having a 5 minute walk or so) between study sessions. It helped me a lot with keeping motivated to study, so I’m going to do more of that in future!

    Daily task planning ahead of time

    Nope.

    Exercise planning

    Yup.

    Meditation

    Nope.

    Visualisation

    No.

    Daily affirmation

    No.

    Fully cold shower

    Yup.

    Reading for 20+ mins

    Yup.

    Getting to bed before 8:50pm

    No way! I need to get better at this.

    Jar of Awesome

    Nope.

    Daily application of self-development skills

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    What went well today:

    I practiced good study techniques.

    What didn’t go well today:

    I didn’t get enough sleep, which appears to be a recurring issue. I let a bitter conversation drag on today, I should have stopped it.

    What I could have done to make my day better:

    Being faster with certain tasks would help. I’ll make sure to time myself or have a particular time in mind to get things done by. Also getting more sleep.

    What I will do differently tomorrow:

    I’ll make sure to get more sleep, and be even more productive with my study time through timing and moving about between study sessions.

    Photo Stream

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  15. AlexTheGrape added a post in a topic My Journal - Alex   

    Today has been a fulfilling day at university. I went to every lecture I needed to, but also spent plenty of time studying with my new friends and socialising. I got out to the gym too, but ran out of time to do my full schedule.

    What went well today?

    I did plenty of exercise at the gym, and had a well-balanced day.

    I made good use of my time spent travelling, and I now have a plan sorted for using my time in the bus.

    One amazing thing that happened today:

    I managed to display super discipline skills as I ate my packed lunch/dinner before (and sneakily while at) a restaurant with friends for dinner. We’re all university students so know the need to save money. I had great conversations with my friends and saved money, I’m chuffed!

    What could have made today better:

    I could have checked the weather and dressed accordingly. A tropical storm came through and it’s been raining very heavily. I’ve been drenched! I also could have had a fully cold shower after gymming, a warm one made me take too long.

    What I’m going to do differently tomorrow:

    I’m going to do the most I can for my high-priority assignment, and make the day more successful than the last! I’ll make sure to get in bed on time.

    Speed-lunch making

    Todays time: 21:27?! I need to speed up heaps!



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