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  1. Quote I’m contemplating: "The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself... The more you learn, the more you earn." Warren Buffet. Proud that I finished my book! Status check: I feel great. I was extremely productive today. I woke up early, ran 6 miles, went to class, went to work, worked, finished a job for my client, finished formatting my thesis, read ~70 pages of my book (and finished!), started an assignment for class due Wednesday, and I'm cooking food for the next few days now. Three things I’m grateful for:My ability to live without caffeineMy parents.I’m grateful for my wonderful forgiving girlfriend who is much better than I deserveThree amazing things that happened today:Finished my book! I already got the next one lined up.Getting so much work done.Waking up earlyHow I could have made today better: I don't know, honestly I did great. I think I could have extended my run to 6.2 miles for a 10k, but I'll take it. Thoughts: I think everything is going really well.
  2. Thanks for the update! It's very encouraging.
  3. +1 linux, nowadays anything you need you can get with a linux. And as you said, gaming laptop or not, you can still use it for plenty of productive things.
  4. I just moved too- it’s actually a great feeling and opportunity. Right now is the best time to make new habits and get rid of old ones!
  5. Good job with not gaming! If I may, I'm not much of a design person but I read though The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman, and it really was a great book. I just thought I'd recommend it to you, there's a lot of free pdfs floating around.
  6. Shamelessly stealing @SlackRamen 's templateI skipped journaling yesterday because of @giblets ! Not really, but he did help me realize that I just wanted to be with her rather than talk to you guys, no offense. It was great! Today was spent traveling 2000 miles back home, it sucks to be away from her again, but I will be strong.Quote I’m contemplating: "If you want to be tougher mentally, be tougher" - Jocko Willink. I started listening to Jocko's podcast and it's great. I want to make the decision to be tough. Status check: I feel, ok. Kind of strange. I had a great weekend with my girlfriend but now I'm back here alone. It was nice to see her though. I see her again in 1 month, I'll be counting down the days. I feel a little stressed out from traveling all day, and anxious about getting back to work tomorrow. Three things I’m grateful for:I'm grateful for legs and being able to run and continue my mile a day for 365 days goalsI’m grateful for my business and educational opportunities I haveI’m grateful for my wonderful forgiving girlfriend who is much better than I deserveThree amazing things that happened today:Got to wake up next to my girlfriend- any day that happens is a good day.I managed to get a lot of work done, including finishing some hw and a lot of work for a client.I'm proud that I managed to run my mile despite a headache and traveling all day. How I could have made today better: I'm not really sure. I broke down and got some decaf today which I regret, I think i need to stick to just no coffee/decaf at all, but I suppose it was a good compromise. I could have run a little further but I think I needed to rest (had a 6 mile day yesterday). I think I could have done my HW better too. Thoughts: I'm anxious and excited to go back to work tomorrow. I feel like I have a mountain of stuff I need to do that is going to hit me, but I just need to tackle it one day at a time.
  7. I'm enjoying your format, I might switch to something similar soon. Sounds like you're doing well, keep it up!
  8. Wow guys, thank you all for the support! It truly means a lot to me. quick post today, I’m on mobile: Woke up, class, then I went to the bus station, 3 hour bus, 2 hour waiting at airport, 4 hour flight, but during that time I got a lot of work done so it was nice. Then my girlfriend picked me up and we got some food, but unfortunately her car got towed. I was pretty upset but I decided to keep my commitment to run a mile everyday and ended up running to let off some steam, and actually got a new personal best time for 1 mile. Then I spent some time with my girlfriend and she’s asleep as I write this. i have absolutely no plans for tomorrow, I don’t need to do any work, I’m just going to be with her and I’ll be happy at some point I’ll run, im thinking an easy relaxed 5k.
  9. I listened to two of Jonko’s podcasts, and they’re great. He has a super interesting perspective on life. Thanks for the recommend Andre!
  10. I'm a big fan of Eric Thomas, so I like to listen to his Secret to Success Podcast. I also like The Running for Real Podcast, which helps me push through my long runs. I'm going to check out Jocko's podcast tomorrow during my commuting. I'll let you know how I like it!
  11. I only had 30mg of caffiene today! That was big. I also took 2 naps... haha. Last night my caffeine headache was killing me until I took some ibuprofen. So I woke up around 9 (no alarm too), I got up, and I ran 7.7 miles with a new personal best 10k of 1:03:55, which is still kind of slow but I'm getting a lot better every day. I came home exhausted. I laid down for like 30 minutes before I went to class, which was great. I really enjoy my class it's extremely interesting and challenging. I feel like I have a good handle on the material too. After, I got some lunch with some friends and went back to the library and finished my math hw, then came home and packed up, as I'll be visiting my girlfriend this weekend. I'm getting a little stressed because I just got dumped with a bunch of shit I need to take care of, but I will get to it on time and it will be well done. Tomorrow: wake up, I hope I have time to run a quick 5k in the morning (depends when I wake up I guess), then go to class, and immediately go to the bus to get dropped off at the airport, fly back, then spend the night with my girlfriend. I'm excited to see her again.
  12. Thanks Simon! I should be proud of myself for even trying, I suppose. But you're right, the act of writing it really helped me push through and not sit in depression. Today was good. I went to class, got some HW done, then went to a meet up for entrepreneurs, and I learned a lot. After I went for a 5k run, it was a great run, I didn't care about speed or distance I just ran to run. However today I had significantly less caffeine than usually which gave me a terrible headache. I'm decided that I'm going to quit caffeine. I'm going to switch to decaf for the week then quit. I'm about to sign up for a half marathon in 30 days, my goal is to run in under 2:00:00. Tomorrow: wake up at 10, go to library, do some HW, go to class, more HW (finish!), and work on the job for my client.
  13. Day 3: Life is pretty good. I got some stuff done. I did some work on my car and am hoping it'll get better (I'm starting to think it's just a clogged injector, I really hope that's it). I didn't run 10k today because as soon as I stepped outside I realized that my body had not recovered yet, so I only did a 3k, but managed to keep a decent pace for me (27:35). I went to class, which was great! I'm really enjoying it and I'm happy I actually understand what's going on. I feel more confident that I can do it. I worked on the project for my client. Also, I decided to try mile a day, to run at least 1 mile everyday. I'm pumped but a little scared. Tomorrow I think I'll take it easy and do a relaxing run, I might even head out after class to a local park in the area. Tomorrow: Wake at 9, get ready, go to class, and finish the work for my client, and my hw.
  14. Fern, thanks! Day 2: Today was a nice day, I felt like it was very balanced. I didn't wake up early (I think my body wanted me to sleep after running so much), but I got to class then went to work and got my code running again and worked on some HW. During this time I got another potential job with my client. However I was still completely exhausted so despite a fair amount of caffeine I just came home and crashed. When I woke up, I scheduled some networking events for Wednesday, cooked for the next few days (beef spaghetti), read a chapter of my book, and just took it easy. I really liked what I did today, aside from the need to sleep for so long (probably due to running), because it was so balanced. I took care of my body, did my work for school, worked on my business, cooked for the next few days, like everything I needed to do (aside from my car, which isn't a big deal because the bus has been working fine for me). I also had a great realization. Over the past 2.5 months, I've stopped smoking cigarettes, smoking weed, drinking alcohol, doing other drugs (I have a severe addiction to stimulants like adderall), stopped gaming (with a few speed bumps, but I'm not going to give up just because I fail, that's just more reason to try harder!), and I started nofap two days ago. I've been dressing nicer (a good friend of mine even told me how he wanted to start dressing professional like me!), my business is more successful than ever, my work is going well, I've been making my bed everyday and keeping my apartment somewhat clean, I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life, I've been cooking for myself every day and saving money, and I'm actually happy. It's one of those things that makes me think, like damn, I didn't see my progress from day to day, but when I reflect on my journey I've progressed so much. I think it's because I've been trying to improve constantly. I think the second that I think "Oh look at me, I'm doing perfect, everything is fine" I start to relapse. I want to run an ironman triathlon, I want to have a million dollar business, sure, but it's as much goals like that as it is just deciding to not fap for the day, or wear nice clothes everyday. Everything is going better, but the joy in all of these things doesn't come from where I am now, but trying to constantly improve myself. Tomorrow, I will: Wake up at 10 (feel like this is more realistic for me) and fix my car, then go to class. Then I will run, my goal is a 10k in under 1 hour. After that I will help my friend with some code, and then I'll do some HW, and read.
  15. Day 1, restart: I ran a half marathon today! It was great. I can't say I really did anything else but it was still awesome. I needed to prove to myself, and I did it! It was the most i've run since high school, when I was the most athletic I had been in my whole life. I did it. Great day, short post- I'm exhausted Tomorrow, I will: wake up at 7, call to get my car working at 7:30, if they have room, I'll drop it off in the morning, then I'll go to class at 10:30. Then Ill take bus to campus and go talk to the post-doc to fix my code, then I will work on code and do HW, and then I'll come back home and cook some dinner.