One Year Of Discipline, Day 6

A description of the “One Year Of Discipline” challenge can be found here.

I went to the gym today, and while I was finishing off with some cardio, I had the dubious “blessing” to watch some daytime TV. Health tips.

Quite funny. Big show. First, we learnt how to avoid heartburn. But “avoiding” is not quite how they put it.

It was the “WAR” against heartburn. And mind you, there were “land mines” and “IEDs” that we had to avoid, mainly: acidic food. Ok… did not think that that was a problem, but something wasn’t quite right. Then I realized.

We were fed tips for healthy living from a doctor who was morbidly obese himself.

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One Year Of Discipline, Day 5

A description of the “One Year Of Discipline” challenge can be found here.

Today, I woke up at 5 am, despite going to bed at midnight. 5 hours of sleep. Not really great, but I am happy I got my day started at 5 am. It seems daunting at first, being up that early (and I do need more sleep), but once you do it, you realize that you have so much time in the day left to do what you want to do. It’s fantastic.

The second point that I liked about this day is that I prepared the draft for my lab meeting I have to give this coming thursday. In the past, I have always waited until the last minute to do it. This time I have focussed on the draft first – now I know what to put into the power pint slides, and I can do exclusively that.

Keeping a blog next to my “normal” day job taught me already being more efficient.

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One Year of Discipline, Day 4

A description of the “One Year Of Discipline” challenge can be found here.

Here is a behavior I want to reintroduce from NoNothingNovember. No internet surfing/social media just to spend some time.

To be precise: I have my regular job, and then I am keeping up this blog. I need to organize my time well. However, I find it impossible to jump from task to task without at least a 5 minute break in between.

That’s ok. These breaks become problematic, though, when I quickly check eMail or another website. Why? Because, as I mentioned before, I am losing momentum.

What I want to do instead is to either:

– walk around;

– get a glass of water;

– talk to people;

– visualize the next task.

That should be more productive and, most importantly, more fulfilling.

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One Year Of Discipline, Day 3

A description of the “One Year Of Discipline” challenge can be found here.

We are going on to day 3.

Below you will find

(a) a quick description how I fared on my main goals – losing body fat, working on my blog, installing good habits;

(b) my thoughts for the day;

(c) how the rest of the program went and whether there were any irregularities or other noteworthy points.

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One Year Of Discipline, Days 1 and 2

A description of the “One Year Of Discipline” challenge can be found here.

This is my start into the journey.

Below you will find

(a) a quick description how I fared on my main goals – losing body fat, working on my blog, installing good habits;

(b) my thoughts for the day;

(c) how the rest of the program went and whether there were any irregularities or other noteworthy points.

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