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Piotr

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  1. Journal entry #73
    Days game free: 117

    Days procrastination free: 7

     I should focus more on applying knowledge from books I already have; cause buying a book changes nothing, and using it's knowledge might be life-changing.

    Hey, how about changing your goal into, I'll IMPLEMENT the self-development book every month in 2017?

    You nailed it! It's good to have you as accountability :)

     

       Focus on implementation instead of theories, and you'll be fine :)

     

    If I can ask you for something, remind me this^ from time to time.

  2. You inspire me to finally read and apply "Getting Things Done" . I just couldn't get through this and maybe it's time to give it another shot :D

    It's certainly worth it! It won't hurt you at least... :P

  3. Journal entry #73
    Days game free: 117

    Days procrastination free: 7

    I have bought a new book, "Getting Things Done" by David Allen, hope it helps with my productivity. At first, I wanted to buy(and read of course) a self development book every month in 2017, but at second thought, I should focus more on applying knowledge from books I already have; cause buying a book changes nothing, and using it's knowledge might be life-changing.

    I'm going to change a summary in my journal from "yesterday" to "today", because it's easier for me to sum up whole day before bed.

    Daily activities check for today:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                             - done            
    non-dominant hand training                  - done
    reading                                                  - done

    30 minutes of programming                  - done

    What I've done today to improve my financial status:
    I've bought a book, so today I invest in myself. First chapter already gave me interesting thought: that I should focus more on using knowledge than buying it.

  4. By story I meant the one you're writing, this 500 words or any other of your writing. Anyway, this vision of change of your life in 5 years, is very inspiring.

    This is so beautiful:

    Maybe you own a nice house in the city outskirts, in a quiet nice suburb. You drive a nice car, have a lovely wife and two beautiful kids. You're a manager at the company you work. Maybe you chose a Y career and now you're a senior product designer or something like it. You might even have your own estabilished business, employing a few couple of people. You help. You are loved. You feel important. You play golf every weekend. You travel with your family every six months. Sounds reasonable, right?

     

    This is so true:

    You don't need to be the next Bill Gates to accomplish that in life, do you?

     

  5. Journal entry #72
    Days game free: 116

    Days procrastination free: 6

    In previous semester I had no problem with studying, unfortunately now I have a little problem to focus on learning. It's not even procrastination, because I complete every other task except studying. I don't know why. And even if I force myself to do it like yesterday, I study with very low engagement.
    Once I've advised someone to write a reason why he is studying in order to motivate himself. So I'm going to use my own idea.

    Why do I study?

    1. To keep my mind in shape.
    2. To acquire knowledge.
    3. I want to be educated and possess a degree.
    4. To have qualifications for a better job.
    5. To secure my future by expanding my horizons.

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                             - done
    non-dominant hand training                  - done
    reading                                                  - failed

    30 minutes of programming                  - done

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    I've read articles on remote work and it's pros and cons. It's very interesting aspect, but I think it's to soon for me to think about that. I must shape an ability to provide a value first.

  6. If cold turkey is inappropriate method to quit and you want to lower time spent on certain activity,  I advise you to write in calendar how much time you can spend every week with lowering tendency. When trying lowering we often find excuses to keep time the same or even longer. Watch out for that. 

    Oh, and good job on that first game -free winter holiday! 

  7. Journal entry #72
    Days game free: 117

    Lastly I've neglected website programming. I've abandoned it in fact. Thus I'm putting programming counter on daily activities check. I think that 30 minutes a day is a reasonable time to learn among job and studying. I'm hoping to not only work on it, but also gather a fruit of this work.
    I've had today a really nice conversation with owner of a flat I'm renting. It also gave me a very valuable thought, that I should never refuse if someone asks me for a cup of tea.

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                             - done
    non-dominant hand training                  - done
    reading                                                  - failed

    30 minutes of programming                   - failed

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    For signing another contract in my job, my employee rewarded me with installation allowance. Which I fully transferred into my backup fund.
    Lastly, I've found that often talking with someone, a remote work subject comes out. Maybe universe wants to tell me something? This needs further investigation.
    Note: I've raised my backup fund from 26,4% to 60,4%.

  8. Journal entry #71
    Days game free: 115

    Days procrastination free: 3

    Yesterday meeting was very interesting experience. At first our conversation was a little trivial, but after everyone said a little more about how he is doing right now, it went pretty good. Especially when the booze kicked in ;) After two hours in a pub, we went for a walk over the nearby lake. It was a good time of relaxation; and it was even better to hear that my friends are doing fine despite of ups and downs. They asked for another meeting, but it's hard for us to meet due to different hours at which we work and/or study. We will stay in touch.

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                             - failed

    non-dominant hand training                  - failed
    reading self-development book             - failed

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    I've looked through some of my old stuff. Found a few things which are useless for me. I'm going to put them on online sale this week. One half of the acquired money, will go the emergency fund, the other half I will use as investment money(I have two ideas, just need to reevaluate them, whether they are as profitable for me as I think).
    Among these sale things is my old magic the gathering deck, although I don't play anymore I thought to sell it, but I have good memories with these cards. Thus I'm hesitating whether to sell it or not. What do you think?
     

  9. It's true that quickly multiplying your investments in the stock market is mostly luck and not something everyone can work out. But investing in certain things, be it direct stocks, mutual funds, etf's, real estate, is mathematically a thing everyone should do.

    Are you familiar with the financial independence movement? The subreddit side bar has a list of blogs which I think fit your description of planning everything and working for it. www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence

    I see you've already taken action by building up your emergency fund savings which is the first necessary step. I think generally 6 months of living expences is adviced to be held in a bank account. After that, most of the savings should be invested.

    In your shoes my immediate next steps would be:

    • Look into your spending and try to find any spending that doesn't give enough value for the money spent. For me such spending would be, buying candy and sugary drinks, eating in restaurants too often, etc. This will speed up the filling of emergency fund.
    • Read investing blogs/books from people in your country. (index investing is one good way to invest in stocks)

    Sorry if you were thinking about something else completely, just you mentioned financial freedom and I've been into this stuff for many years now. ^_^

    Don't be sorry, I was thinking exactly about something like that. Thank you for very valuable post @Random

    I've already made the first dot. About second one, you've read my mind. I searched for a book but most of them, were about foreign market or outdated, thus I still search. I'm planning to go to local bookstore this week, hopefully I will find something. I don't have funds to invest in stocks(yet), but nevertheless I think it's never to early to start.

  10. Journal entry #70
    Days game free: 114

    Days procrastination free: 2

    I had a beautiful dream today that I was flying. How awesome would it be to just rise above those cities, forests and lakes; I hope that scientists will one day found a way to make it possible.
    Nothing much happening this week. Spending time with my family and girlfriend. Today I'm appointed with my friends which I haven't seen around eight years. I'm a little nervous about how this meeting will go.

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                             - failed

    non-dominant hand training                  - failed
    reading self-development book             - done

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    Searched for blogs of people who improved their financial situation. Sadly, most of them is about fixing your mindset, they give a thousand examples on how to change your thinking but almost nothing about taking action. Also, people were often describing their "quantum leap" as a way to get richer. What a crap! Of course winning a lottery, hitting a niche or investing in stocks right in time is really financially rising. But let's face the truth, it's only one to million case, and it's not something everyone can work out. Having a rich parents which gives you a good start-kick is also something I don't look for. I'm searching for an example of a person who works their own way to financial freedom and it's not some lucky guy who hit the jackpot but planned everything and just worked for it. Maybe you know someone who fits this description?

  11. Journal entry #69
    Days game free: 113

    Days procrastination free: 1

    Procrastination fail. Binge watched tv series whole afternoon and evening, instead of doing something productive. I have to change this, so starting fresh, today!

    Daily activities check for day before yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                         - done
    non-dominant hand training                 - done
    reading self-development book            - I've re-read few paragraphs of "Think and Grow Rich"

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   -half done; only morning one
    affirmation                                         - done

    non-dominant hand training                 - failed
    reading self-development book            - failed

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    I've re-read few paragraphs of "Think and Grow Rich". Correct mindset is a must. I have to define what value I can give others in exchange for money. That's how it works.

  12. Well, I've heard that this kind of anxiety relief can give a situation when you'll have enough food/water supple to last for couple of months.

    And no, not only during war/zombie apocalypse. This will give you advantage in many more situations like loss of job. That's because you have to spend less money on your daily basis, so you can survive with less money than in ordinary situation with no food supply.

    The cheapest way to build a supplies for half a year.

    So, ready to gather with me some supplies for surviving? :D

    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

    Very interesting video! Although such supplies will be priceless at certain times, one thing picked my attention, which was mentioned at the end of the video. That this is only a basis to not die from hunger, but don't forget that eating isn't only about hunger. You need different food to supply your body with all the vitamins, minerals and macro elements. Thus, it's not really nutritious.

  13. I really like your financial paragraphs! I'm only 18 and still studying, but I would like to take actions to improve my financial status too. In a world that's almost ruled by money, such things are essential. I'm not completely certain where to begin, but I'll figure something out. :P 

    I would give you that one starting advice: Don't leave it for later, educate yourself about finances right now! Although money are essential, remember that you can't buy time, thus it is more valuable asset.

  14. Journal entry #68
    Days game free: 110

    Days procrastination free: 6

         To feel fulfilled, I don't need games, but healthy addiction - something which will easily soak me in, but will bring real-life results and not cause any negative impact on my life. Although I don't have any details on what it may be, I know what should I look for. It's a knowledge I've been missing in past year. Knowing direction will bring me to destination.

        Yesterday, I had a great talk with my accountability @hycniejsy. One thing I've realized, is that instead of just going for completion of my goals, I've looked for easiest solutions(which surely won't work) something like quantum leaps described in slight edge. They are not the source of success. That's why I'm shaking up; a little more doing and a little less overthinking.

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                         - failed
    non-dominant hand training                 - done
    reading self-development book            - failed

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    I've calculated my spending's for this month and set aside some money from my paycheck into my backup fund. I want my backup fund to be equal to three months paycheck. A safety in case of loosing a job, which makes me much less anxious about financial insecurity.
    Note: Raised my backup fund from 19,4% to 26,4%.

  15. Doing well is the thing we all look for and wish to ourselves. It's always so heart-warming for me to see another GameQuitter happy with their life. Even if bad things happen, remember that they are part of our life, so don't hesitate to share them and fix them with us!

  16. At first, and as always ;) great picture!

    Secondly, I'm really amazed by your long term goals. Especially when I saw the 4 years one. This means something real. Good luck on that, cause I can't wait to hear about the results! 

    Thirdly, I see that new year brings you the idea of new changes and plans for you, too. We are both set for success, we both have plans, so let's both have a deal that we will accomplish them.

    Greetings, Piotr.

    Thank you!

    I knew that I needed to get some long term goals for me to get some idea of where I'm heading, for a better sense of purpose. I'm pretty sure it'll change with time and it is currently very specific and based on that entrepreneurial stuff, but having that current goal should help me a lot.

    Yep, the deal I'm making is that I'll lose money if I don't complete them. This is forcing me to make both realistic goals, and acting on those goals in spite of discomfort. Stay tuned to see how it goes!

    Thanks again for dropping by :)

    Something that forces you to complete your goals is a must! But can you think of anything else than money?
    It's a pleasure to drop by, thank you for sharing your journal with us!

  17. Journal entry #67
    Days game free: 109

    Days procrastination free: 5

     

    Daily activities check for day before yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - done
    affirmation                                         - only quick re-thought, that's why I considerate it half-done
    non-dominant hand training                 - done
    reading self-development book            - nope, I need to get a new one

    Daily activities check for yesterday:
    glass of water in the morning/evening   - 50% done - only morning one
    affirmation                                         - done
    non-dominant hand training                 - failed
    reading self-development book            - nope, I need to get a new one

    What I've done yesterday to improve my financial status:
    New years eve and it's after effects - hangover, distracted me from completing this task. Although I had a conversation with newly meet friends, a cute marriage who have their own business. They explained me how tax system works, when you're entrepreneur.

  18.  

    Try to find 5 "GO-TO" activities that you'll do if these symptoms will occur. You should need something relaxing. It could be:

    1. listening to your favourite music (Not from games!!!),
    2. Writing here a quick note on how you feel,
    3. do a quick nap,
    4. just sit for a moment and wait until this will wear off.
    5. Even watching one of GQ videos or more of them is much better for you. Or watching a TED talk on interesting topic.
    6. I want to see your list here in next entry! :D

    If you'll be feeling this kind of symptoms, you can also find the weakest herbal sedatives in drugs store, that will ease you (for me sometimes even the fact that I'm taking a tablet is reassuring for me). It's doesn't mean that you're going to be on drugs all the time! These sedatives with valeriana officinalis are seriously not that strong and sometimes can support you if you have troubles with sleeping. :)

    If you feel like it'll really the end of the world, you can PM me and I'll answer you ASAP.

    Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

     

    Thank you for support accountability, remember that you can always rely on me, too.

    My list:

    1. writing with non-dominant hand
    2. physical activity ie. training or walk
    3. programming
    4. watching movie or some tv series
    5. do something calming, like sitting with a cup of tea and "silencing" thoughts