Alkan 193 Posted December 4, 2015 Share Posted December 4, 2015 (edited) I'm Alex. I've had quite the damaging relationship with games and the internet. Both of them provide some sort of escape for me, as well as recovery from working too hard.I'm working to change these habits now. Since this will be my first entry, I want to start out by lining out goals:I'm quite interested in artificial intelligence. I would like to start a company some years, after developing the relevant skill-set (requiring hours of time not going to video games and pointless internet activities), or do fundamental research in that area. I also enjoy art and music. I am working on composing, drawing and performing. That's the long term vision.I enjoy games, art and music around a sort of central theme - exploring and creating worlds. I've used cycling to replace games with that, as well as looking at artwork, understanding art and making my own. I also create music for a similar effect - one of my favorite things about my brain is that certain types of music transport me to unusual places in my imagination, to quite an intense degree. Anyways, over the next week, I want to cut out all pointless activities involving the internet and basically cut usage down to the bare minimum for survival. I need to retrain my brain to not have constant stimulation. I've noticed that when I do this, if I do something like read a book, I can actually get goosebumps. If I'm overstimulated, that effect doesn't happen from reading.So, the list of goals is:-Train on the bike 4-6 times a week.-50 push ups every other day, +50 each successive week. Add an abdominal routine (planning on racing on the bike)-Eat healthily every day-Read something useful every day (30-120 minutes)-Follow a routine fairly strictly (no staying up late, wake up early, journal, make breakfast/coffee quickly, then go study/practice whatever I'm working on, literally every day, save special occasions)-Generally staying productive and in movement throughout the day, as well as strategically resting with replacement activities for games (and preferably something useful).-Not making a big deal out of missing goals so that I don't end up in a funk, or have an all-or-nothing mentality Edited December 5, 2015 by Alkan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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