“Set up the alarm clock”— Jocko Willink.
Hi there!! It’s a beautiful Friday morning in Brisbane Australia! Even though I’ve been learning how to code for a while now, I’ll call today “Day One” because I’m starting this morning to reshape my life around my goal.
The first thing I needed to changed was my sleeping habits. I’ve been going to bed from 3 to 5am and waking up around mid day and that was affecting my mood, as I felt like I was missing the mornings. There’s a freshness in the mornings that I don’t want to miss anymore. Plus that meant I only had a few hours before starting to work, which meant I could only learn after work, when I’m already tired and not absorbing information so well.
With my new routine I want to close my calendar to pretty much anything other than coding and meditating from 8am to at least 2pm. I did sleep at 315am last night but just pushed myself to wake up using an alarm clock and reshaped my sleeping the hard way .
The second thing I want to fix is my diet. I do eat healthy but I have a bit of a carbs problem. Often times I can’t resist the urge for late night chocolate. Also, I eat too much fruit (in my porridge in the morning) plus a few more during the day if I’m available. There’s nothing wrong with fruit but at least in my case it contributes to sluggishness. When I tried low carbs diet I was alert for way longer than normal. Not sure what science has been saying about it.
See you on the other side!