[Day 7][Reflection]: Simplify Simplify

There is something magical about beginnings and the first day of things. The optimism of what you will accomplish, untarnished by the wear and tear of doing the work necessary day after day. I had high expectations of myself but, when you haven’t been writing consistently for a long time it’s kind of tiring to sit and write.

When you’ve kept the hours of a mad man for so long, it is easier waking up at 5AM than it is to go to bed by Eleven. After seven days of attempting to wake up at 5AM my body is in complete confusion.

The days I keep to my schedule my energy level is that of a six year old hyped up on caffeine.  On the days I’m not, my mood is as low as my energy levels. So I can say the following with a fair bit of confidence

  • When you’re trying to make a big change, start small and simple.

Every lifestyle blogger in the universe is right. It’s much easier, and productive, to start simple. So, after working intensively on my habit tracker–I am getting rid of it. Just looking at it is exhausting. I enjoy complexity. It makes people interesting, creates job security, gives you something to learn about, and distracts you in an instant.

But Let’s get real real simple. So simple and focused a child could do it.

My (Revisesd) Goals

  • Find a new job in Sacramento, California as a programmer.
  • Finish Writing the First Draft of Pray for Armistice.
  • Launch a blog focused on Creativity, Growth, Adventure and Stories.
  • Keep 90 Promises to myself

List A. What I can Do Routinely(New-ish)

  • Write a simple blog post everyday for 30 days talking honestly about my experiences making changes in my life.  (Do not worry about Gaining Followers)
  • Have a definite start and end to my days to challenge myself to work quickly and stay focused, and to get more things done during the morning.
  • Exercise at home every morning to have more energy in the morning.
  • Work on Plotting and outlining for pray for armistice
  • Program for at least an hour a night.
  • Apply for at least One Job.

List B. What I can Do A Week(New-ish)

  • Treat myself to a nigh of fun.
  • Write a chapter of Pray for Armistice every Saturday and post an excerpt as a post.
  • Complete a Programming Project a Week.
  • Go To the gym Three times
  • Apply for at least 10 Jobs a week.

My Goal Every day is to Keep at least  3 Promises To Myself (from List A) everyday:

The Promises I kept today were:

  1. Write a simple blog post everyday for 30 days talking honestly about my experiences making changes in my life.  (Do not worry about Gaining Followers)
  2. Program for atleast an hour a night. 
  3. Be in Bed by eleven.

The Promises I will keep tomorrow are:

  1. Exercise at home every morning to have more energy in the morning
  2. Write a Fitness Post
  3. Program for at least an hour a night.
  4. Apply for at least One Job.

Today’s Post was inspired by Henry David Thoreau and his immortal advice.

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Today’s addition to the play list is— Childish Gambino – “Sober”

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