Dec. 28, 2020

Streaks Are Amazing

10:53 PM

The past 3 days have been pretty phenomenal in terms of discipline. I've started up 5 streaks based on how I was in the past, since doing these things just came pretty naturally at one point, and I've been adhering to them since, for 3 days. I feel much more amazing and self-fulfilled based on fulfilling these streaks again, they are:

  • Walked for 1 Hour
  • Eat only after 12 PM
  • Daily Weight Tracking
  • Slept Before 12 AM
  • Whole Foods Only

These are fairly simple streaks that I've been fulfilling every day. I use the Streaks feature on this website under the Planner, and every day that I complete these activities, I click on the "Increment Counter" button which increases the count by one. If I miss a day, I have to press the "Reset Counter" button which brings it all down to 0. This gives me encouragement and motivation to keep them going for as long as I can. So far my streak for all these activities is 3, meaning for 3 days in a row I've been doing all of them.

I would say that before I created these streaks, I was doing 0 of them consistently. Sure sometimes I'd sleep before 12 AM some days, and most days I would do weight tracking, but not fully consciously. Some days I'd walk outside, very rarely I'd eat whole foods only. Also I would never eat only after 12 PM, though at some point I would only eat after 5 PM.

I've learned a bunch of things through my consistent winning and failing. It's so weird how many times that has happened in my life. I don't know how many times I've gotten to a pretty good state, and then only have it crashing down. I realized the reasons for that happening, it was due to me losing track, and now I have to learn to control myself to not lose control of myself once I reach a good point again.

Anyway I ended up adding three new streaks to my original five:

  • Worked On Journal For 1 Hour or Stayed Caught Up On Journals
  • Worked On Personal Projects For At Least 1 Hour
  • Worked On Private For 1 Hour Or Stayed Caught Up On Private

I am NOT caught up on my journals and I am NOT caught up on Private (private being a private activity that only I know). I have some entries from August and November I haven't fully written about yet, but those memories still exist in my mind, although barely. If I had written my journal entries back then, I would have been able to tell exactly which events happened on exactly which days, but going off my memory, it all seemed like all events in August were melded into a single day. Same with November.

My day today was normal. I woke up at around 8 AM. I fell asleep last night at around 12 AM, so I got about 8 hours of sleep. My timelog isn't complete yet since 24 hours hasn't passed, so I'll only update this tomorrow and have those listed.

I completed something at work today that I was stuck on last week on Thursday. The client wanted some new pages to be added after choosing some options on the previous page and then clicking "Next". The problem is that there were about 10 different paths this one page could go to next based on options chosen on the page, and once a person clicked "Next" it would go to that next option. The client wanted some extra warning page to appear before it split into the 10 different paths, and then clicking "Next" from this page should move it to the appropriate path. How could I add some intermediary page to come right before it moved to any of those other paths? I solved the problem today by storing session data. It worked, but then I ran into another related issue though where the warning page doesn't have access to the session data right away, that I still haven't resolved yet today.

That's pretty much all I did for work today. After work I browsed the Internet for a bit, and then went outside to walk for an hour. I took this path I haven't taken in years, I don't know why. I used to walk this path all the time, but I've felt like it was "too long" which is why I avoided it until now. It's not that long, only about 9000 steps. Now that I learned it can get me to complete my 1 hour daily walking, I'll probably walk this path again tomorrow, maybe.

Anyway that was my day today. I'm really sleepy and it's almost 12 AM. I'll continue this tomorrow to add a timelog and anything else.

11:07 PM

This is what my schedule was like today:

  • Work 8:13
  • Work Tasks 8:13
  • Physical 1:18
  • Walking 1:18
  • Intermediary 8:49
  • Eating 0:15
  • Sleeping 8:17
  • Pooping 0:15
  • Brushing Teeth 0:02
  • Organization 1:37
  • Journal 1:29
  • Pictures for the Day 0:08
  • Unproductive 4:03
  • Browsing 1:54
  • Videos 1:31
  • Adult 0:38

I already went through what I did today, there's not really much else to add. It looks like this doesn't add up to 24 hours, but it actually does. Weird!

Written by JustMegawatt

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