By January 1st of 2020, I am completely free. I am no longer mindlessly refreshing Facebook, email, and Instagram. No more binging Joe Rogan clips on YouTube when stressed or feeling lousy. Instead, I address the issues in my life right away and prioritize the most important tasks in my life. I am able to sit by myself without any external stimulus from my phone, computer, or TV. I can do things in quiet.
There are 6 main habits I want to build in 1+ year (takes about 66 days to build a habit): Clean up house daily, eat healthy, work-out daily for an hr, meditate for 20 min twice a day, do the examination of conscious (prayer) before I head to be every night, and sleep at 9PM every night (C.E.W.M.E.S).
I have tried multiple times in the past to stop procrastinating and instill new productive habits into myself, but have failed each time. After listening to the Matt D’Avella’s interview with Nate Green, I learned that the best way to go about successfully creating new habits is to take a long-term view and shrink the metric of success to something laughably easy and once I am consistent, then increase the metric of success. For example, if I wanted to go to the gym 7x a week for 1 hour, I might start out by simply going to the gym 1x a week for 10 minutes until I am consistent.
So I am going to try this method and see what happens. The first habit I want to build is to be able to clean my house everyday, which includes my room, kitchen, and living room. I am going to start by simply cleaning my room everyday when I wake up.