Florian 122 Posted November 3, 2015 Author Share Posted November 3, 2015 Day 12What am I grateful for today?1. Thank God It’s Monday! The start of the week, and I am full of energy. 2. Getting up early. I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the next day when I fall asleep the evening before.3. Writing. I had a “Eureka” moment today: it does not matter if you are employed or have your own business, all that matters is if the product on which you are working is valuable.4. My morning routine. A reliable staple of a good start into the day.5. My iPad. 70 books in print would be very heavy.6. My internet connection. I would not be writing this here.7. My desk. Large and spacious.8. NoNothingNovember. I think I simply love challenges.9. Cold showers. Invigorating, even in the cold New Jersey fall.10. Music. It's always on my mind.What would make today great?If I truly did not give in to distractions. Catching yourself in the impulse is still ok, if it lasts a few seconds.Update: pretty much done. The only time I checked a news site for more than 5 minutes was during dinner, and even then I did not like it that much.I have suppressed almost all impulses that urged me to "quickly check out xyz". From tomorrow on, I will keep a checklist of all occasions where I suppressed these urges to keep me as accountable as possible.Daily affirmation.I am getting my mojo back!Three amazing things that happened today.1. I finished preformatting the draft of a booklet I wanted to tackle for a year. Tomorrow, I'll send it out to all contributors and get their comments.2. I have suppressed the urge to get the bag of my favorite Christmas chocolates. I thought of buying it to kind of serve as a reward when thsi month is over, but honestly... if I have it at home, it's just going to drain me of energy to block the desire off. Can you have chocolate in front of you and be strong enough to suppress the desire to eat it? Absolutely. But why waste my energy on blocking off something when I could use it in a more positive way? I know my favorite chocolates. I will find a way to get it if I still want it in december.3. Though I still don't know what my purpose really is, there is a fire in me that pushes me forward step by step. I think the more I work on steps towards small goals, for example in this challenge, the more I learn about myself.How could I have made today better?I have neglected my "10 idea practise" in the last three days. I will pick it back up tomorrow. Right now, my mind feels like a maelstrom of different ideas, I hope I can see the blue sky soon. This is what meditation has taught me so far: don't try to influence the thoughts you have, even if they seem to form a chaos. Somewhere there is a blue sky waiting. Just let the clouds pass.7 minute workoutIt was great and I will do it again tomorrow. After I did my 120 push-ups/squats/sit-ups - so I have energy to do them first. The 7 minute workout will get my pulse going as a good finish to my calisthenics. That workout also need some "practise"... I barely had enough time to switch positions between exercises. ;-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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