A New Routine

As I’ve mentioned previously, I am developing a new routine. This isn’t just a morning routine, or a before-bed set of things I do, but a lifestyle change for me. I am incorporating a lot of things I’ve always wanted to do, or need to do, into my daily and weekly life.

What I’m adding is what I’m lacking. Part of personal growth is finding new avenues to grow, to keep from being stagnant. So these are the first changes I’m making.

I’m going to run 3 times a week, at least a mile. I used to run 2 miles daily so this shouldn’t be too difficult to implement. I’m going to add martial arts practice 3 times a week OUTSIDE of class times. I’m practicing guitar daily for at least 30 minutes. I’m practicing language (Japanese) via Duolingo daily as well. I’m setting reminders in my phone to do the garbage on Thursdays, to clean for at least 15 minutes per day so that my environment remains clean, clutter-free, and serene. At the end of the month, one of my roommates are moving out and we’re going to turn his room into a workout room.

I’m taking melatonin nightly now. I’ve always had an issue with sleep and instead of just staying up until I fall asleep now, I have set times. 10pm on nights when I don’t have to work past then and 12 on those I do. Waking a 6am and 8am respectively.  I’m setting reminders and goals on my phone to alert me of each of these things each day, so these things become a habit.

But don’t worry, I’m not going to just launch myself into all of this, particularly the physical things as I do need to acclimate to the higher intensity physical workouts and such, otherwise I’ll just break myself before I even get started.

I have one life. I’m going to live it to my fullest ability. I want to unleash the total power of my mind to control my life, to control myself. I want to dive into the deep end of personal power, personal happiness and joy, and inner peace. I want to magnify my love, my gratitude, compassion, and strengths. I want to polarize my weaknesses. My new routine is a conditioning tool to do so. These reminders in my phone are here for just that, to remind me, because I know myself and I know I will easily let things slide if they’re not in my face.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill

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