There is one modern addiction that a lot of people fall into. Internet addiction. I am not even thinking about someone who cannot do anything else besides sitting in front of the computer.
I am talking about the frequent distractions that “just a quick check” brings. Those distractions “just” take away 2 minutes of our time, but can destroy our momentum and throw us completely off our task.
The internet is a great source of information and a very useful tool.
I, for one, don’t want to completely abandon it. I just want to use it without getting “used by it”. To me, internet surfing is NOT the enemy. It’s like open-mindedly browsing a bookstore. But once my curiosity has been satisfied, continuing to click around becomes a problem. I don’t have a task anymore, which means I am just glancing at the websites around me. I am standing still and thus easily sink into the internet – and drown. Sometimes I am surfing the internet out of pure avoidance behavior. Huge problem, although it is not as bad as it used to be.
Here is what has worked for me so far:
#1 – Recognize your time is precious and make sure you get your priorities done first.
#2 – Replace your internet browser as often as you can
#3 – Have the courage to say “no”.
#4 – Two hours action, one hour reading
#5 – Bookmark interesting sites.
#6 – Have a purpose
Summary of Day 22
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.
Losing body fat
Body fat a little up: 22.8%.
Nothing for lunch, Mozzarella and tomatoes for dinner.
120 push-ups, squats, sit-ups all in good form.
Working on my blog
I wrote this blog post here.
(a) Emotional Health: Went to Happy Hour – I am slowly getting my social life better under control.
(b) Spiritual Health: I continued the Happiness Habit. What was I grateful for?
1. One day closer to submitting the manuscript.
2. Living close to New York City.
3. Cold showers.
(c) Mental Health.
10 ways to provide an older brother to people.
1. Be that big brother.
2. Connect them with a brother-sister company.
3. Connect them to an old folks home.
4. Write up what you learnt in life, then give the list to people that look for an older brother.
5. Take in a homeless person.
6. Befriend a random stranger.
7. Feed the pigeons and get into chatting with other people that feed.
8. Get a puppy and make a friend at the dog run.
9. Have people wear clothing that indicates if they are looking for a smaller sibling -> that’s your big brother.
10. Cold-call people to see who would be willing to be a big brother.
Thoughts for the day
What did I do well?
I focused well on our manuscript.
What do I want to improve?
Writing these diary post takes surprisingly long – especially in the evening.
How will I improve?
Take all notes during the day, when they occur to you.
30-Day of Discipline items
Here is a list and how I fared:
1. Eat three meals or less: ate two.
2. Get up between 5 and 7 am: got up at 7 am.
3. Cold shower: yes
4. No Porn and Masturbation: check
5. 100 push-ups/squats/sit-ups minimum: each 120.
6. Dress to impress, dress for success: check.
7. Make a to-do list: check
8. Stand tall and proud: check
9. No excuses/explanations/BS: check
10. Keep those ideas written down: check
11. My purpose: lab and blog. check.
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