I am still on my “brain hacking” kick, or should I say quest? Quest seems a better option. I have found that most of the people that I follow online by way of newsletters, blogs, Snapchat, and YouTube center in some way around habit forming (without realizing it as it happened!). Ingesting their content in the many different forms from such different people and then piecemealing a growth plan tailored to me has been highly beneficial. And I believe has really set me up for success in the long term.
In spite of this though, in all honesty, the last three weeks…I have had no desire at all to follow any of my good habits. I have gone back to my nightly solitaire games that last too long and late, not planning out my meals and then as a result not eating well, and not waking up to exercise (which I need to do). It’s frustrating; it’s frustrating because I know that I am capable of follow-through, I know how well my life/mind/body are when my good habits are being implemented, and I know that I am only sacrificing good things that will not benefit me in the future.
One of my closest friends from high school and I had this unspoken agreement. We would both get in these “funks”, if you will, where we were whiny and didn’t want to do any work to correct what we were whiny about…our unspoken agreement was that we would give ourselves three days or a week to “wallow” in our whininess but once that time was up-the whine was over, no matter if we felt like it or not. And we would begin the work to correct the whine inducing situation.
It has come to the point where my “wallowing” needs to be over and I need to get back to the work at hand. Because “we are what we do every day and tiny, daily actions add up to a life.” (sadly I don’t know this quote’s original author) So, beginning this Friday, I will get back to my normally scheduled broadcasting. Because life happens and things get out of kilter, but we can always right them, by daily choosing the small hard things that will add up to the big picture of a well-lived life.