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Just realised that I am catching up on you with posts and reputation. Crazy. Maybe I write a little too much here.

 

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16.11.2016

All in all things are going well but I realize more and more that I don't have the time to do so many things. If I fokus a  lot on one thing like programming I neglect my masterthesis and my relationship. It is hard to find a balance were everything improves in a sufficient matter. I always ahd the hope that if I manage to be productive I had enough time at the side to do extra stuff because there would be a limited amount of work needed in one subject. But in reality I could spent endless time for my thesis my relationship or programming and wouldn't exhaust anything. It isn't only about doing more work more effectively (even if that would be awesome!). It is about spending my time in a manner that I am happy.

In the past this would have mean not to commit to anything because if I never can finish i anyway, why bother. Now I know that the improvement of the right areas is one of the key factors for my happiness. But what are these right areas?

My goals are driven from the desire to have a job in an interesting mentally challenging field, a steady income for a sense of security and meaningful relationships with people I love.

A job is a boring but also a great goal because it has a lot of potential benefits. Obviously you get money, but you get also a new social environment, a lot of possibilites to challenge yourself and a potential sense of purpose. I want to get into software development because it is at the moment the next shiny thing and there are simply a lot of jobs in there. The potential to challenge yourself is endless in this field and I could  understands the modern world much more in depth if I understand technology better. Also it is fun to code and can get me flow experiences which is always great for a job you will have to do for at least 35hours a week.

But even if I reach this goals I won't be happy if I have no one to share my luck with. No people who are close to me and care for me. Basically it comes down to love, intimacy and meaningful connections. Most importantly the relationship with my wife and my family but also to my friends and even to colleagues. So what have I to do here to become better relationships. Imho I need to be reliable truthful and able to open up to other people. Be vulnerable and really listen to others without trying to solve everything. I need to show people that I love them and be there for them if they need something. Also I need to accept help and love if things go bad for me instead of resisting to admit failures.

Maybe it is a good sign that I leave some goals not full filled because I want to focus more on this third aspect where it is hard for me find measurable goals. But I can't neglect the other areas of my life. But if I manage to be more productive and focussed I am sure I can do all it needs for my master thesis and my studies in around 40 hours of work every week. That leaves me to less time to learn and practice programming and embedded systems at the moment. Because at home I will have to take care of my living environment and I will have to (and want to) spent quality time with the people I care about. And this time needs to be free and not limited. I don't want to plan in 1 hour for my wife and then do something else. This sucks and I don't want to limit this time so far.

Well maybe things get easier if our home has reached a basic level of cleanliness and order and I "only" have to keep things at that status quo. Then I could use the time to do some programming/leaning about software development. In my mind I kind of hope that I can manage to do all things I need to do for my studies in 30 hours per week and use the rest of the 10 hours for improving in other areas I want to study. But before I limit my study time I need to get stuff things done in this area. It just isn't so sexy to get your stuff done than having an interesting project... But it seems like this is what I have to do. Even while I write this I feel anxiety come up about me being unhappy in the progress. I don't  know how but I need to change my mindset towards these things. My masters should be more important to me and shouldn't just be a task I need to do. I felt similar as I thought about quitting games which is imho a sing that I need to jump into the cold water and just try. If I really feel horrible after I tried to focus solely on my master at work I still can adjust things.

Until christmas:

I commit that my work related focus lies right now all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as good as possible. every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows. Ordering my papers basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

Most important work task today

Sort all the working materieals for my lectures and catch up on things.

I feel grateful for...

1) journalling

2) flexible times at work

3) readjusting my life

4) Trello.com

5) Kindle

Weekly goals (until Sunday)

- make the apartment look nice (one hour/day) 2/7

- exercise at least 20 minutes 0/2

- do  10 Pomodoros of work every work day at trello 1/5

- Plan my day every morning  1/5

- meditate for 10min everyday 2/7

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

Things to do if I feel tired:

Walking, tv with my wife, reading fiction, juggling, listening to podcasts

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Yeah it's a tough to balance all the commitments.

As I've gotten older I've found that the number of commitments increase and it's very easy to get swamped. 

It's weird because I was usually very good at multitasking in games. But then there was a very clear mental triage as to what I should be doing at any given time. Hmm.... 

Luckily you have a very immediate goal of your masters thesis. 

 

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18.11.2016

I started to use trello and looked into kanban. Loving it. There is only the danger of organizing too much and doing to little. I Need to stay aware of this. Kind of hard not to browse Software development stuff on the itnernet. But I think to Focus on classical Software desing is a Chance to really evalulate my choice to find a Job in another are. I'll try to find everythign interesting what is there in this Job and if I feel the same way like now (classical process design is boring) in a month I will be more detemined to find a cool codiing Job and learn the skills for it. Then I'll learn only the things needed to be good at my lectures and my thesis and be done with it. In a way this is the time until christmas is a trial Version of my future life.

Also I am excited about next week because then my immediate obligations at work will be largely reduced and I can put a lot of effort( and pomodoros) in my master thesis and dig deep into the literature. I feel like using trello takes a lot of time but clears my head from some urgent but not important Tasks. I know that I check trello every day( it is my starting side at Firefox now) and so I won't forget about more mundane things like bringing out the trash.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as well as possible. Every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

Most important work task today

Get the elctircal teststand in order and finish the last corections on my report

I feel grateful for...

1) Nice People in this forum

2) trello

3) being consistent wiht headspace

4) my father being nice

5) increasing focus

Weekly goals (until Sunday)

-got out of sync here and will make new Goals at sunday

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

Things to do if I feel tired:

Walking, tv with my wife, reading fiction, juggling, listening to podcasts

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98.11.2016

checked indeed.de and found in my area basically no jobs I found interesting. And most of the jobs seemed ot be aimed on people working for a longer time. In some ways I all ready expect that my first job will be not that great but I want it to enable me to learn stuff for a better job later on. Another thing is that the most jobs I am interested in (modelling/simulation of fluid dynamics/thermodynamiks/combustion) seem to want actually people with a phd in their specific area. And I wouldn't be qualified either to to the job bcause I didn't actually practice simulation even if In this area I could be I listened to some lectures about it. In summary it seems like it will be hard to find a job in this specific area even if I have the proper Master for it.mindmess

On the other hand their are tons of jobs in embedded systems/microcontroller/electronics in my area. But I don't actually know if they would consider someone without an electrical engineering/computer science degree. I didn't even had the basics of electrical engineering at university (learned a bit of my own though). I ha e started a self-paced Mooc in this area because there i can get some guided hand-on experience with an ARM-Controller. I also allready learned the basics of assembly and are proficient with C and to some extend with C++. It feels like I could get a job in this area if I would manage to finsih this course and learn a lot of things about testing/software patterns/Driver development, RTOS). But now I said I don't learn anything in this area and focus on my studies. That means I loose a month if I actually want to go that path and get a job there. And I only have 5-6months until my master thesis is over and I promised myself to search a job even faster. But I can't include skills in my CV I don't all ready acquired. IT feels like way to less time to get to a level where I could work at a company. But on he other hand I am also insecure about the classical skills I should have learned at my studies. Due to gaming and other things I often times jsut barely got through my exams and it feels like I have some fundamentals missing in my area so a new start in another area of expertise seems only more interessting.

I just don't know if I made the right decision and am scared about the consequences. But I'll  committed to it so I will just go with my decision and make the best out of it. All this worrying isn't helping me right now. And I need to be good at my studies even if I go for a job in embedded systems. It isn't smart to sacrifice the present for a potential future. But as soon as I feel like I am in control of the content of my lectures and my master thesis I'll ahve to decide between this two paths. I'll deal with it then ( Or after christmas)

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as well as possible. Every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

Most important work task today

summarizing one lecture and ordering my writings.

I feel grateful for...

1) having a save place where I can dump the mess in my mind

2) Having a B. Sc. and the possibility to make a good M.Sc.

3) Actually doing smth. about my doubts and fears

4) reflection time

5) getting out of bed early

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I pt my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a gaming plan.

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

Things to do if I feel tired:

Walking, tv with my wife, reading fiction, juggling, listening to podcasts

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20.11.2016

After that turbulent Friday evening my mind is settling a bit and I feel less pressure to do smth right away. Yesterday was a great day I spent with my wife an I think it is right that I don't feel bad for not diing smth for my studies or goals. One of my goals is to have great relationships with the persons who are important to me. So if I spent a day or two focussing on that that's great.

Still doing headspace and the format of guided meditation makes me suspicious in a way. Any one else got some fears of mind washing after completing a lot of headspace sittings? Basically they could influence you in a direction to rely more on meditation as you actually do and spend money on it. You just do how the voice is telling you. I'll keep that in mind and try still to enjoy the meditation. I feel like it makes me more calm and think it is a good habit. Maybe I'll internalize it later on. Right now it is very helpful to have someone to guide you. Today will be another great day with my wife but I'll will spend some time on training and cleaning. Trello keeps being useful.

Enjoy the rest of the evening dear reader! ;)

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as well as possible. Every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

Most important work task today

summarizing one lecture and ordering my writings.

I feel grateful for...

1) feeling more calm

2) the Weekend

3) nice weather for autumn

4) possibility to see friends and family today

5) feeling rested after 10 hours of sleep

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a gaming plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

Things to do if I feel tired:

Walking, tv with my wife, reading fiction, juggling, listening to podcasts

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Hey, explain me one thing.

You banned porn. However you told me that it's a really great inspiration for you during cohabitation with woman.

I just don't get it. What is your real statement about porn?

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

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I said my past experiences with porn gave me a lot of Input I didn't experience through the real life. So i saw a lot of sexual fantasy's in porn. That helped me to try new things in my own sexlife. It kind of put things into perspective.  To get this effect it would have been enouhg to watch a lot less porn that I did ;) . In this cases where the actors doesn't get forced into it or suffer from it (what is possible in my opinion) I don't see it as somethign inherently bad. It is just another form of demand and market in way.

But I realised that it does damage me personally. I used it to numb bad feelings which wasn't a good idea. Also it drains power from me.

My statement would be porn isn't bad for everyone but it is bad for me. Ofcourse there is porn out here with people getting forced to do it and this is a real crime. Also childporn is jsut disgusting imho, because their is no way how a child gets out of such an experience wihtout getting severly damaged. But that doesn't apply for adults who are choosing to make porn. It is their right and there is nothing bad about it, if they feel like thats the right way of life for them. Everyone should do as he/her pleases aslong noone gets hurt (without consent).

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20.11.2016

Had a really great Weekend wiht my wife and bought a lot of new boardgames to try at a board game convention in our city. I am really looking Forward to play them, lot with my wife . I'll Keep it short because I Need to get some work done.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as well as possible. Every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

Most important work task today (trello does that Job for me now so I'll delete this part)

I feel grateful for...

1) Feeling focussed

2) Streamlining my effort

3) the Quality time with my wife

4) warm tea

5) having a car

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

Things to do if I feel tired:

Walking, tv with my wife, reading fiction, juggling, listening to podcasts

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20.11.2016

Ok I reread my Goals until friday and I need to get a lot done in this remaining four days. I actually try to do as much as posible without neglecting my relationsships. I think need to wake up even earlier to finish all my goals this week. I think I wake up tomorow at 4:20 and go for a jog. This evening I will clean the bathroom and exercise if there is some time left for it.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can. to reach this goal I will try to batch my time as well as possible. Every morning will be used to study or do literature/thinking work for my thesis. Every afternoon for social/organisational/hands-on-tasks.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

If (and only if) there is some time left after this activities I will focus on programming and building a career in this field.

I feel grateful for...

1) work beeing busy

2) being finally in the right mindset to get my appartment in a thourougly clean state

3) being excited about excercising

4)  fading pressure to learn coding in a really short time

5)  the awesome boardgame my wife likes to play too

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

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Hi, I can see that you're focused and committed, especially in therms of studying. I'm a student too, and I do this because I like to expend my knowledge and have a desire to be educated. Having a clear mindset why I do this, motivates me to do this. Do you have your reason?

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Ahm... No one gets hurt? Are you aware of the fact that everyone in this porn business GETS HURT?

I'll give you first example: do you know that porn actresses must take hard drugs to endure so many scenes in these movies?

Is it "not bad" for you or you still need more examples? :)

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

 

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great job being focused WorkInProgress! And nice work cleaning your room.

You listed juggling as an activity to do when you're tired though, is that even relaxing? :P jokes aside, keep up the good work

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Hi, I can see that you're focused and committed, especially in therms of studying. I'm a student too, and I do this because I like to expend my knowledge and have a desire to be educated. Having a clear mindset why I do this, motivates me to do this. Do you have your reason?

Hi. I am in the last semester fo my Master so my main motivation at the moment is to finish with good grades if I am honest. It gives me an opportunity to earn money for my family and wil make it possible to nurture a future child. Studying in general is interesting but if I could choose again I would probably choose another topic like computer science.

Thanks for reading and commenting!

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Ahm... No one gets hurt? Are you aware of the fact that everyone in this porn business GETS HURT?

I'll give you first example: do you know that porn actresses must take hard drugs to endure so many scenes in these movies?

Is it "not bad" for you or you still need more examples? :)

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

 

Now we get to a point were I would have to read up on the facts to argue further. I am just not informed enough to tell if that's true or not. Do you can give meany sources who are relatively objective. Or some sources contra porn and pro porn where I could educate myself? Let's continue this argument after your next answer through another channel too. It takes some of my focus away in the morning if I want to focus on my day. Maybe in a extra topic in everything else (i.e. Discussion: Is porn inherently bad?), or if you want to keep it a personal talk between us two too let's write pm's.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I see that this is an important topic for you.

 

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great job being focused WorkInProgress! And nice work cleaning your room.

You listed juggling as an activity to do when you're tired though, is that even relaxing? :P jokes aside, keep up the good work

Thank you. I treally means a lot that you guys read my journal and give me your input.

Sure if I just do 3ball juggling without learning new tri ks that is pretty much a phase were my mind can do nothing. But I seldomly use it because at the evening I spent time with my wife and at work I won't juggle if I make a break ;)

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23.11.2016

I made a system out of trello(trello.com) and a pomodoro timer(tomaid.com). I made a board for gaols where I listed my 6month goals and watch theme very day. Also I made one board for work and one for private matters like cleaning. On these Boards are lists with task-cards. The first for categories are a to-do-lsit who is fractured into the categories: important and urgent, important, urgent, not urgent and not important. If I want to actually do something the cards with the tasks move to the In-Progress-List.I time my studying time into pomodoros  and all tasks have an estimated amount of pomodoros(I.e. Cleaning bathroom (1P)). There aren't  allowed to be  cards in the IN-Progress-List with a estimated time who is higher then 5 Pomodoros. After I have finished the tasks in the IN-Progress-List they get moved into the Done-List with the estimated and the needed pomodoro amount (I.e. cleaning bathroom (1P) (2P) *needed some extra time because I was extra thorough). After my workday or the next morning I clean up the done list and move the next to-do's out of the 4 categories into the  in-Progress-list. The aim with this strategy is to become more effective with my use of time, split hard tasks in smaller subtasks, evaluate the importance of my tasks and identify what I have done all day. It is a little complicated but I think it will help me to become that time-management-machine I want to be and have more time for things I like to achieve. Becoming a programmer and a great husband for example, Also I want more time to exercise. My goals is to write an excellent master thesis, complete my 3 lecture's successfully with good-really good grades and do that all in 6hours per day. Then I would have another two hours every working day for other intellectual endeavours and could use my evenings for cleaning exercising and spending quality time with my wife/family/friends. Obviously this is ambitious but I think it is a reachable goal if I see how unfocussed I work sometimes and still get through my tasks without sucking.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

I feel grateful for...

1) People interested in my journal

2) having flexible work times

3) snuggly cat

4) time to exercise this morning ( I do go later to work because I have some extra hours)

5) having food for breakfast in my fridge.

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

List of banned activities:

gaming, YouTube, Porn, feeling sorry for myself (instead I'll take responsibility)

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Ahm... No one gets hurt? Are you aware of the fact that everyone in this porn business GETS HURT?

I'll give you first example: do you know that porn actresses must take hard drugs to endure so many scenes in these movies?

Is it "not bad" for you or you still need more examples? :)

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

 

Now we get to a point were I would have to read up on the facts to argue further. I am just not informed enough to tell if that's true or not. Do you can give meany sources who are relatively objective. Or some sources contra porn and pro porn where I could educate myself? Let's continue this argument after your next answer through another channel too. It takes some of my focus away in the morning if I want to focus on my day. Maybe in a extra topic in everything else (i.e. Discussion: Is porn inherently bad?), or if you want to keep it a personal talk between us two too let's write pm's.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I see that this is an important topic for you.

 

All right, I'll make a new topic with all arguments listed when I'll have a while :)

This way we can make a guide for people who are struggling with this, obviously everything is objective ;)

Btw. Yes, it is important topic for me.

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

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23.11.2016

This evening I was alone at home. So I did stupid things. I watched Wc3 footage and porn. I also ate around 200g of chocolate.

I think I did this because I had no temporary escape mechanism. I don't read any interesting fiction right now and my remaining activities can't keep my mind from wandering. The Trigger was some critic at work. I think I handled it well.I listened carefully, identified a solution for better communication in the future and planned some steps to make things better. But after that the doubt and fear of me failing at my thesis started.  And I was alone at home and just wanted to feel good for a moment and not clean the damned apartment as I had planned. If my wife is at home this problem doesn't arise because I can talk with her about stuff worrying me and then do smth. social together which keeps me from feeling like crap. But to be so dependant on a other person feels bad. I want to be better in such situations in the future. I stopped the downward spiral with a  strange idea . I played Terra Mystica ( a board game for 2-6 players) alone. I just played two players and because it isn't really competitive this worked out fine. Around 90min later  I won (suprise!), felt ok again and did some grocery shopping just before the store closed and folded my laundry listening to an engineering podcast. This is obviously no lasting solution so I'll find a good fiction book where I can disappear in for some time. Was feeling bad about this before but I think that it is ok to check out for an hour here and there as long as you come back and deal with the problems then.

On the positive Side I had a productive morning and  made a new acquaintance at a lecture which is always fun and may come in handy if I need someone to study with.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

I feel grateful for...

1)  A bad day being that well in comparison to the old days

2) meeting new people

3) getting new insights from rereading "Deep work"

4) finding a fun engineering podcast

5) Sharing a home with someone who cares about me

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

If I do watch Youtube, game or use porn I'll will upload a video where I dance the chicken dance.

 

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Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in.

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog

- having everything clean and orderly until friday.

That's what I call a plan! :)

Plan of making plans also count as plan, but then you need to have enough time to make it real!

I'm telling you that because I know myself from tendence of planning when there is too late to plan anything (to planning I also count cleaning), when I just need to take action!

If I do watch Youtube, game or use porn I'll will upload a video where I dance the chicken dance.

You made the failure painfull.

Just like @Hitaru once told me to do! I know that it works and that's great that you did this! :)

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

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25.11.2016

On the professional side I am doing ok again. My improves communication seems to work all ready. If I now manage to produce some results in form of a killer exposé I 'll will be right on track to a great mast Thesis. Ofcourse this si a big if. I'll fokus today and on the Weekend to make it great. Allready mad Latex ready on ym home Computer yesterday. This workday I will wirte a first draft not caring about perfection (this was a big hidnrance in my productivity). I often think that I am not able to produce smth sufficient professional if I ahve to write smth. serious. THis leads me to starting to late wiht the real writing. And then I don't have the time to reiterate the text to a from which will be suffisiently professional. Ist a vicious circle I will break today. Got a Motivation pump of all your great journals today!

Also eprsonally live is great at the moment. I feel like i am in good contact wiht most of my friends on a regular basis and reconnect slowly to my family. Also I really enjoy the time wiht my wife lately which is great.

All in all things seem to settle down at the right place. That actually means I Need to double my efforts to improve in all Areas! I was victim of the bad side of the slight edge too often to let it all slip away again. I won't reacha ll my goals today but I give it my best effort to make most of it happen today.

Until christmas:

I commit that all the time I spend at university (minus one hour I spend at gamequitters and headspace) will be solely devoted to being the best student I can.

I will also spent everyday at least 30 in at a household task I don't do regular. Like cleaning the windows.  Or ordering my papers. Basically getting things done which would otherwise wouldn’t be done at all. This is only second priority to spending quality time with people I care of.

I feel grateful for...

1)  Motivation!

2) this community

3) not having to kill a mouse this morning (throwed my cat with the mouse outside to finish the Job -.-)

4) having a great couch

5) Headspace (otherwise I would never be consistent wiht emditation)

Weekly goals (until Friday)

- I am on present state with the content of the lectures ( one lecture and a Little text away. Lets do this today)

- I started to revisit a lecture I visited a year ago and writing the exam next spring(well I look into the script today I guess this Counts as starting)

- I put my potential exam dates in my calendar and made a study plan.(why didn't I do this this week? Whatever I do it after meditation)

- the cellar is ordered and ready for some shelves to move in. (I will spend one Pomodoro on it today. MAybe it si enough)

- two times 40min  bw-exercise and  one 30min jog (failed this week but If iu exercise today I only missed the jog)

- having everything clean and orderly until friday. (definetely will take the time (4-6 Pomodoros) today. to make this happen. Got visitors tomorow)

If I do watch Youtube, game or use porn I'll will upload a video where I dance the chicken Dance.

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