Circadian Rhythm 36 Posted January 6, 2019 Share Posted January 6, 2019 PRE-DAY 1 Just the act of putting DAY 1 at the top of a page like that in BLOCK CAPITALS is equal parts gratifying and terrifying don't you think? Unfortunately as I watched some gaming related content on YouTube earlier today I don't feel like I can truly count this as Day 1. But thems the breaks and will mean I won't have any doubts that I've done this properly by the end of my 90 days. As far as a structure for this goes, I'm going to set out my initial goals in this post and monitor them and my thoughts with each subsequent entry. What I'll do as well is name three things I'm grateful for with each entry as well, as I think this will help keep me in the right mindset as I move forward. Forewarning for anyone reading that from my own personal diary experience is that I can ramble on about complete nonsense for paragraph after paragraph without shame, so reader discretion is advised. Reader complaints will be snarkily but good-naturedly observed. GOALS (Achievable ones) A sub 20 minute 5km run To play on stage as part of a band this year To take on extra responsibilities at work as part of my ongoing development (including additional training) To find other hobbies that aren't either escapist, or feel like a massive amount of work like my current ones* To fix my sleeping routine (proper sleep - 9:30pm - 10pm bedtime + elimination of bad habits) No gaming for 90 days (duh) Limit my YouTube time to a maximum of 2 hours. (will review this) New wardrobe and equipment for running Take more responsibility for my own resources instead of just going along with what my parents provide Have made a full/detailed plan of what I want saved up by the end of the year for my house deposit. * I run and play guitar, don't get me wrong, I love them but they stress me out something fierce. LONG TERM GOALS (Less tangible/will come later) Write my own music and form my own band Move into my own place Take my first solo holiday Properly learn piano this time Get a pay raise Write my first story (likely short) Make some friends I feel more aligned with Get into a relationship that doesn't feel like a complete disaster from the get go Learn to cook properly Run the London Marathon Get properly fit Become a vegetarian Yikes that list ended up a lot longer than I thought it would. They won't all be this long. I may have to break this up a bit more but this looks like a good initial list __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRE DAY 1 THOUGHTS Deciding to do this has of course been most of my thinking today and so far so good. I've still got a lot to do now including a run, which will probably have to be on the running machine as it's getting dark here, and I'm running late on some extra work I have to do, but I can do that now just before my run. It's all very well setting this out too but I have to follow it up with finishing my washing and a proper sleeping routine tonight. We'll see where we go from there. I'm optimistic of course but cautious about getting carried away. No doubt some things above will need explaining and context but that will come over the following entries. I'm grateful for Being in an environment where I can start over/something like this. That's an immense privilege. Not everyone gets the opportunity to go back to their beginnings and get the time to be so introspective. My mother for being so supportive. I run things by her a lot and not once has she complained about me leaning on her, or told me to piss off and move out already. My amazing new year trip to Brighton, which I will be using for stories long into the year. So entry one complete. Lets see how this goes. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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