My main computer broke. And I mean BROKE broke... like won't turn on. Not like the last false alarm where I thought someone deleted my Funky Bowling '99 high score.
Anyway... working on getting another computer working and I'll have a killer update for you later.
Last week, when I was talking about making instant habitual change, I gave the example of turning of the computer at 11pm to avoid staying up late and sleeping in. This has been a pretty awesome change for me, so I want to go into a bit more detail.
The rule is simple. Computer is off at 11pm, even if I'm mid sentence in a conversation. No exceptions, no excuses. I've stuck to this 100% since starting 3 weeks ago or so. I'm definitely receiving the intended benefit of going to bed early, but along with it have come a bunch of other benefits that I hadn't counted on.
I used to believe in the idea that there are morning people and night people. I think it's much more nurture than nature, now. I wake up consistently before 9am, wide awake. I go to sleep tired around midnight. I was the epitome of a night owl, and now I'm definitely not. There are some downsides, like not being able to stay up all night to finish something, but they haven't had much of an impact on me. If you're a night owl and want to try being an early bird for a while, figure out what's keeping you awake and force yourself to stop it at a certain time every night.
I'm going to try and post everyday like I have started to do on the Sea Change forum and see if it helps with my procrastination list; recently I have procrastinated working on my procrastination list, and I can actually feel a huge resistance...
However, I'm working on it now (posting was on my list), so starting with today:
Procrastination list 1/1