Week 1 - 25/11/2018
I kept a journal on here before though I asked for it to get deleted. In summary…
- I initially set some goals I wanted to follow - meditate daily, make my bed every morning, use a site blocker, etc.
- For the first 2 to 3 weeks I would say that I was doing well and building up “streaks” for these more positive habits. As a result, I start piling more and more on.
- Due to having more things to try and stick to - the “streaks” start getting broken. These habits start getting harder to pick up again.
- In the end I just went back to how I was before and my previous journal reflected that. I thought there wasn’t much point in trying to change so asked for it to be deleted.
Why start again? Posting on here provides me with a bit of accountability compared to what a private journal can provide. If I’m not doing great then I have to put that down somewhere.
The present. I used up some holiday and had the week off of work and it was very enjoyable. I meditated every morning, listened to some albums, made the bed, got out for a morning stroll, studied modern HTML5 markup, played Let’s Go, Eevee!, practiced guitar for the first time in ages and watched some TV. It doesn’t sound that productive or exciting but it was nice to have a break. Started slacking this weekend because the holiday was over. Monday to Friday was also really good in terms of not getting sidetracked by the internet - if I was on it, it was for a purpose - I need to keep track of pomodoros, I need a timer for guitar exercises, etc.
Aiming for short updates every Sunday.