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  1. Day 15 -- 05/23/19 FOG 78 Days (Free Of Gaming) FOF 78 Days (Free Of Fapping) FOP 108 Days (Free Of Porn) CR 55 Days (Clean Room) FOSAS 23 Days (Free Of Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) FOYT 23 Days (Free Of YouTube) WF 23 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) FOE 3 Day (Free Of Earbuds) (With the exception of guided meditation) MGLFS Week 1 (Making Good Lunch For School) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) I threw a ball around with my dad outside. 2) I ran a 3:27 kilometer (new PR). What I am grateful for today I am grateful that I have good friends that I can trust and rely on. Wake up time 6:20 Getting to bed before 10pm Nope. 10:15 Reading -- Workout Ran up to the track, ran a 3:27 kilometer, and ran back. Meditation -- Spanish Spent half an hour on Duolingo. Outdoors time Walked back from school. Threw a ball around with dad for 15 minutes while barbecuing burgers. Ran up to the track, ran 1km, and ran back (20 minutes total) Typing Spent 10 minutes typing. Homework Did loads of calculus in class, at lunch and a bit when I got home. What went well today Spent some time with friends at lunch. Ran a PR of 3:27 for the 1k. Did some calculus. Spent some time outside with my dad. What I could have done better today Meditation. Reading. Finishing my math. Going to track. What I will do differently tomorrow // What I'm doing tomorrow Meditation. Reading. Finishing my math. // Finishing packing for camping trip. Picking up a tent. Going on a camping trip and enjoying it 🙂. How I felt today Very stressed about math and the camping trip tomorrow. Logically, I know that it will be alright, but that doesn't stop me from going into a panic cycle. Whilst panicking, I decided not to go to track which was an awful idea. However, throwing a ball around with my dad and running in the evening helped me feel a lot better. Fawn's reply also helped me clear up my thoughts which was great. My (New) Monthly Goal Maintaining and further developing the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Letting go of noting down the amount of time that I spend on things and just letting myself live now that I have a fairly solid arsenal of good habits. Instead, keep track and hold myself accountable through journaling. Current Goals - Running a sub 3 minute kilometer before I leave for my trip in June. - Passing 11th grade with a 96% average or higher (our grades are crazy inflated and I currently have ~97% average). - Finishing Anna Karenina before getting back from my trip in July. P.S. Gone for a camping trip until Sunday afternoon. Will write journal entries while I'm gone, but won't be able to post until I get back.
  2. Running PRs 200m (no start) :: 0:31 400m (no start) :: 1:15 1k :: 3:27 5k :: 19:59 (official) 10k :: 42:49 (official) 1/2 Marathon :: 1:40:55 (official)
  3. Wow that's really interesting take on it! I like the idea of trying to find a middle ground and being aware of it instead of being extreme (I have a very black/white view of the world which makes me very prone to disregarding this most of the time). Also, in the future if I remove a bad habit, I think I'll make a chart that compares the good and bad aspects of that habit and a habit that I want to replace it with (because even bad habits, like long showers, provide a measured dose of escapism that can be good). That way I can make a more informed decision and not send myself into the void. Was feeling pretty crap today too and getting outside was the only thing that helped. Thinking that I need to set some more concrete goals (maybe SMART style), that I can work towards that highlight this good feeling. Floating aimlessly is only making me more prone to negative thinking and I've only discovered a set few things that help me get over that feeling so far). Thanks for replying even though you didn't have your keyboard, this really helped me clear my mind and I think that I now have a rough idea of how I'm going to move forward.
  4. Thanks guys! I'd be happy to hear what you have to say fawn, by all means!
  5. Bank of Habit/Hobby Ideas (Work In Progress) - Stop cracking knuckles. - Stop multitasking. - Focusing on not comparing yourself to others. - Meditation. - Stretching. - Yoga. - Piano. - Origami. - Homework first thing when getting home. - Coding. - Eating more veggies. - Sleeping an extra hour. - Drawing. - Writing. - Working on social skills. - Weights. - Cooking. - Baking. - Mindset (reduce ruminating, reduce judgement, be more easygoing, be less competitive with others and don't compare yourself to others). - Spend time outside (no matter the weather). - 1 Daily act of kindness. - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. - Swimming. - Daily Push-Ups. - Work out shortly in the morning. - Take a walk each day of the weekend. - Photography. - Calligraphy. - Magic. - Speed Cubing. - Bird Watching . - Geocaching. - Knitting. - Tai Chi. - Cryptography. - Flipping items. - Juggling. - Dancing. - Soap making. - Making electronic music. - Knotting. - Crossword puzzles. - Parkour.
  6. Day 14 -- 05/22/19 FOG 77 Days (Free Of Gaming) FOF 77 Days (Free Of Fapping) FOP 107 Days (Free Of Porn) CR 54 Days (Clean Room) FOSAS 22 Days (Free Of Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) FOYT 22 Days (Free Of YouTube) WF 22 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) FOE 2 Day (Free Of Earbuds) (With the exception of guided meditation) MGLFS Week 1 (Making Good Lunch For School) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) Got my Physics test back (100%)! 2) Worked on my math homework a lot! What I am grateful for today I am grateful that my family cares about my well being. Wake up time 6:20 Getting to bed before 10pm Nope 10:15 Reading Spent 20 minutes reading Anna Karenina in the morning. Workout Went for a bike ride for an hour and a quarter (spent about 40 minutes on the bike). Meditation Spent 10 minutes doing silent indoor meditation in the morning. Spanish Spent 15 minutes on Duolingo. Outdoors time Walked to and from the hospital. Walked to and from school. Went on a bike ride for an hour and a quarter (encountered a wild turkey [that was odd], watched the sun set for 10 minutes from the walking bridge). Typing Spent 10 minutes typing. Homework Spent about an hour and a half working on my calculus homework. Also did calculus for half of lunch. What went well today Aced my Physics test, did some morning meditation and got some math done. Really enjoyed my bike ride. I was really proud that I noticed the sun set and stopped my bike on the bridge to watch it for 10 minutes. I am generally quite uptight, so stopping to watch the sunset was a big step for me, as in the past I would have either not noticed it enough to stop or would have kept biking knowing that I should probably get home and do some homework. Taking a step back like this makes me super happy 🙂. What I could have done better today I had a really solid day all things considered. Would've like to do some evening meditation and got to bed earlier, but then I wouldn't have been able to watch that beautiful sunset. I think I made the right decision. What I will do differently tomorrow Morning meditation and reading. Track practice. Calculus homework as much as possible. Prepare gear for weekend camping trip (leaving Friday night). My (New) Monthly Goal Maintaining and further developing the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Letting go of noting down the amount of time that I spend on things and just letting myself live now that I have a fairly solid arsenal of good habits. Instead, keep track and hold myself accountable through journaling. Feelings Felt very good throughout the school day. Felt hollow and empty in the afternoon. Minor food cravings (I cut peanut butter yesterday, but realized today that it really wasn't worth it and that it wasn't that bad for me)(I eat super healthy, so cutting peanut butter was somewhat extreme). Going for a bike ride made me feel a lot better 🙂.
  7. Day 13 -- 05/21/19 FOG 76 Days (Free Of Gaming) FOF 76 Days (Free Of Fapping) FOP 106 Days (Free Of Porn) CR 53 Days (Clean Room) FOSAS 21 Days (Free Of Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) FOYT 21 Days (Free Of YouTube) WF 21 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) FOE 1 Day (Free Of Earbuds) (With the exception of guided meditation) MGLFS Week 1 (Making Good Lunch For School) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) Physics test went really well! 2) My lunch rocked! Really glad that I made that last night! 3) Got a new PR of 31s for the 200m during training today (second track practice). What I am grateful for today I am grateful that someone helped me with a Physics question when I asked half an hour before the test. Wake up time 6:20 Getting to bed before 10pm 9:58 🙂 Reading Spent 20 minutes reading Anna Karenina in the evening. Workout Sprint intervals (Track) (1 Hour) (It was pouring buckets). 30 minutes stretching at the PA. More than 10k steps. Meditation I didn't meditate today. Spanish Spent 10 minutes on Duolingo. Outdoors time Running to and from the track, sprints and warm-up (1 Hour). 10 minute walk at lunch. Moss collecting for biology class (5 mins). Walked to and from school. Typing Spent 10 minutes typing. My accuracy has gone up a ton! Homework -- What went well today I slept without earbuds, my Physics test went well and I got in a good workout! What I could have done better today I could have studied math in the evening. What I will do differently tomorrow Meditate in the morning. Read. Study math. My (New) Monthly Goal Maintaining and further developing the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Letting go of noting down the amount of time that I spend on things and just letting myself live now that I have a fairly solid arsenal of good habits. Instead, keep track and hold myself accountable through journaling.
  8. Day 12 -- 05/20/19 NG 75 Days (No Gaming) NF 75 Days (NoFap) NP 105 Days (No Porn) CR 52 Days (Clean Room) NSAS 20 Days (No Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) NYT 20 Days (No YouTube) WF 20 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) Finished my Physics and feel ready for the test tomorrow. 2) Watched the last episode of Game of Thrones (kind of liberating to be done with that series). 3) Made lunch for the week (Quinoa salad)! What I am grateful for today I am grateful that I am on this journey of self discovery. Wake up time 7:32 Getting to bed before 10pm Nope. 10:15. Reading I didn't read today. Workout 20 minutes on the elliptical (easy-moderate intensity) Meditation I didn't meditate today. Spanish I spent a few minutes practicing Spanish today. Outdoors time I didn't go outside today (it was raining all day). Typing I spent a few minutes typing. Homework Spent a couple hours finishing my Physics. What went well today Slept without any earbuds last night! I finished Game of Thrones, which has been a part of my life since it came out. This was really liberating. I also got my Physics done and made a lunch for the week (I've been talking about doing this for years but never actually do it. It was really nice to see this small and uncertain, but present growth). What I could have done better today I procrastinated through the morning, avoiding my Physics homework. Due to this, I didn't spend a lot of time on the habits that make me happy because I had to get the physics done. I also think I should have gone outside even though it was raining, because being outside makes me feel more focused and probably would have helped me stop procrastinating sooner. What I will do differently tomorrow Read in the morning. Ace my Physics test. Go running with the track team. Study for math. Start to plan next weekend's camping trip. My (New) Monthly Goal Maintaining and further developing the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Letting go of noting down the amount of time that I spend on things and just letting myself live now that I have a fairly solid arsenal of good habits. Instead, keep track and hold myself accountable through journaling.
  9. Day 11 -- 05/19/19 NG 74 Days (No Gaming) NF 74 Days (NoFap) NP 104 Days (No Porn) CR 51 Days (Clean Room) NSAS 19 Days (No Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) NYT 19 Days (No YouTube) WF 19 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) Went on a road trip with my mom to go to a Nordic Spa. 2) Shopped for some really good running clothes. 3) Ran a really solid tempo 5k (my form is getting so much better 🙂) What I am grateful for today I am grateful that I got to experience a Nordic Spa. Wake up time 6:34 Getting to bed before 10pm 9:55 🙂 Reading I read for roughly an hour at the spa. Workout 23 minute tempo 5k + stretching (before and after) Meditation I didn't meditate today. Spanish I didn't practice Spanish today. Outdoors time Walked up to the track, ran a tempo 5k and did some stretching. Typing 6 minutes of typing. Homework No homework today. What went well today Ran a great tempo 5k, loved the thermal experience at the spa and got some really nice running gear. Spending a couple hours in the car with my mom and then sharing the spa experience was great fun! What I could have done better today I'm tempted to say homework, but frankly I don't think I could have reasonably fit much in. We were gone from 9 to 6:30 (roughly) and then I went to work out. I think doing some meditation would have been good. What I will do differently tomorrow Tomorrow I will finish my Physics, work on some Math, do some reading in the morning and get some exercise. My (New) Monthly Goal Maintaining and further developing the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Letting go of noting down the amount of time that I spend on things and just letting myself live now that I have a fairly solid arsenal of good habits. Instead, keep track and hold myself accountable through journaling.
  10. Day 10 -- 05/18/19 NG 73 Days (No Gaming) NF 73 Days (NoFap) NP 103 Days (No Porn) CR 50 Days (Clean Room) NSAS 18 Days (No Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) NYT 18 Days (No YouTube) WF 18 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) I went out for supper with my mother. 2) I learned a lot about running nutrition. What I am grateful for today I am grateful that I got to spend some quality time with my mom. Wake up time 7:32 Getting to bed before 10pm Nope. Went to bed at 10:34. Reading I didn't read today. Workout An hour of kickboxing. 15 minutes of biking in the evening. Meditation I didn't meditate today. Spanish 10 minutes of Duolingo. Outdoors time 15 minutes of biking in the evening. Typing 19 minutes of typing. My speed has gone back up thanks to the accuracy training. Homework Spent an hour and a half working on physics. What went well today I got some physics done, did some good exercise and spent some quality time with my mom over dinner. Also, did some interesting research on running nutrition. What I could have done better today I could have tackled physics earlier in the day. Also, I could have gotten in some meditation. What I will do differently tomorrow Meditation. Some physics. Reading. My Monthly Goal Maintaining the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Turning Spanish into a full-fledged hobby that I can commit to. Reduce my typing time, as it is currently serving as a form of escapism. Spend more time outdoors (I might set getting outdoors time as an official habit in about a week once I'm comfortable with NYT, NSAS and WF).
  11. Good night! Have a good workout 🙂
  12. Day 9 -- 05/17/19 NG 72 Days (No Gaming) NF 72 Days (NoFap) NP 102 Days (No Porn) CR 49 Days (Clean Room) NSAS 17 Days (No Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) NYT 17 Days (No YouTube) WF 17 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) I had a great bike ride out in nature 🙂. What I am grateful for today I am grateful to live in such a beautiful city! Wake up time 6:20 Getting to bed before 10pm Worst bedtime in a while. Went to sleep at 11:09. Reading Read for 21 minutes in the morning. Workout Biking for an hour and a half. An hour of kickboxing. 10 minutes of stretching. Meditation 20 minutes of outdoor silent meditation!! Spanish Spent 20 minutes on Duolingo. Outdoors time Bike ride for an hour and a half. Walking for 15 mins. 20 minutes of outdoor meditation. Typing Spent 41 minutes typing. Used this to procrastinate from doing physics. On the upside, I realized that the reason that my typing speed has been going down is that I haven't been working on my accuracy at all. Now, I'm using Typeracer Instant Death Mode in order to really hone my accuracy (15 minutes of this skyrocketed my speed and accuracy). Homework Procrastinated for most of the day, but thanks to the forest app and some prodding from my mother, I managed to get in 40 minutes of physics. What went well today Had an awesome bike ride out along a river, did some outdoors meditation for the first time (it was great!) and got in some solid cardio. Had a really good conversation with a friend about his current research project for university (he's taking biology, which is a field that I am very interested in). I also helped a man, whilst out biking, who's truck had lost a wheel. All in all, a fairly good day. What I could have done better today I could have done my physics instead of procrastinating. It's going to be a struggle to get it done tomorrow, but I think I'll manage. Wishing I'd done it today. What I will do differently tomorrow Tomorrow, I will do my physics homework, meditate and do some exercise. My Monthly Goal Maintaining the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Turning Spanish into a full-fledged hobby that I can commit to. Reduce my typing time, as it is currently serving as a form of escapism. Spend more time outdoors (I might set getting outdoors time as an official habit in about a week once I'm comfortable with NYT, NSAS and WF).
  13. Day 8 -- 05/16/19 NG 71 Days (No Gaming) NF 71 Days (NoFap) NP 101 Days (No Porn) CR 48 Days (Clean Room) NSAS 16 Days (No Sugar Added Snacks) (Avoiding added sugar as much as possible, this includes foregoing dessert) NYT 16 Days (No YouTube) WF 16 Days (Drinking water first thing in the morning) One/some amazing thing(s) about today! 1) I tried track for the first time ever and loved it! What I am grateful for today Today, I am grateful that I discovered something new that I enjoy! Wake up time 6:20 Getting to bed before 10pm Nope. 10:13. Reading I didn't read today. Workout More than 8k steps. 30 minutes of stretching. Jumped rope for 10 minutes in the afternoon. Ran sprints for an hour with the track team. Also ran to and from the track. Meditation 5 minutes in the morning. Spanish Spent 18 minutes on Duolingo. Starting to become really comfortable with the basic vocabulary. Still haven't learned the plural verb tenses though... Outdoors time Walked to and from school. Went for a walk at lunch for 11 minutes. Typing I didn't type today. Homework Guess I took the words "priority habit" a bit too seriously. Did loads of homework in class today (chemistry, physics and calculus) and didn't really feel the need to study when I got home. That said, I have a four day weekend so studying is a must. What went well today I tried sprinting and it was awesome! Definitely what I need if I want to improve my 5k time! Other than that, I got lots of homework done in class, made up with the friend from lunch after school and gave them some support (they're going through a rough patch) and started Chemistry on Khan Academy. All in all, a pretty solid day! What I could have done better today I could have been nicer to a friend at lunch. I was very blunt when they needed me to not be. What I will do differently tomorrow I will do my morning reading and meditation. I'll also go to kickboxing, do some Physics, work on my Spanish and work on some KA (Khan Academy) Chemistry. My Monthly Goal Maintaining the habits that I have managed to build over the last two months. Turning Spanish into a full-fledged hobby that I can commit to. Reduce my typing time, as it is currently serving as a form of escapism. Spend more time outdoors (I might set getting outdoors time as an official habit in about a week once I'm comfortable with NYT, NSAS and WF).
  14. Hey, coming to you from the post on my journal (after I responded there). I think one thing that you should keep in perspective is that you aren't going to change your lifestyle overnight. I've tried that in the past. It doesn't work. It blows up and you end up back where you started. Instead of trying to take on a ton of changes at once, start small. You already quit gaming and are doing NoFap and that's huge. Now you could try adding 1 habit for a trial period of three weeks. If the habit is works well and you are comfortable, then maybe try adding a new one (and so on and so forth). A really solid habit to start with is reading or writing. You can do it as much as you want, whenever you want, wherever you want, just like gaming. This helps fill that void. Then, if you want to branch out from there it becomes a lot easier, because you have a Plan B if something doesn't work out and you need to fill your time. You are a lot stronger than you think. Weak people are the ones who are still gaming, who haven't hit the two week mark of NoFap and who aren't doing the best to better themselves. It's similar to the difference between a talented person who doesn't work and an untalented person who does. The person who lacks the talent will go much further because they were strong enough to be willing to make a change and acted upon that desire. Stay strong. You will figure this out, but beating yourself up isn't the solution. Keep in mind that this too will pass and that you need to decide what kind of person you want to be when it has. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and you're taking on something that is hard. But the respect that you can build for yourself through this journey has no price; it really is earned. I respect you just for being here, for expressing your thoughts and for making it as far as you have, as I believe anyone else on this forum would. We're all trying to better ourselves. So are you. Wishing you the best and hoping to hear from you soon 🙂.
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