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Now - Feb 2020

·2 mins· from Ottawa

This is my now page - it's what I'd tell my friends if they asked me, "What are you up to right now?"
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Things I’m Focusing On #

Pressing the reboot button #

I woke up recently and realized that I’d slumped into a funk again, which seems to be a recurring theme for me sadly. I’m pressing the reboot button on myself.

Work is going well - I’m excited about the projects, friendships I’ve made, and personal growth. I’m keen on continuing to challenge myself there.

That’s about the only thing that’s going well though. I find myself getting in early (7:30-8:00 am) and leaving a bit later (4:30-5:00 pm), which is pretty good for my work but leaves me feeling drained when I get home. My personal side projects are suffering from neglect. I’ve lost at least half of the hard work I put in in 2018, tipping the scales at ~240 pounds again when I’d weighed in at 200 pounds on Dec 31, 2018. I haven’t worked out in a month, for various excuses.

Pressing the reboot button is all I can do - trying to find the “Mamba Mentality” I had in 2018 when I put my life back on track. The theme for this upcoming phase of my life is doing the little things towards my goals - waking up early, doing laundry, eating with purpose [or fasting!], rebuilding erg and lifting habits, and dedicating some time every day towards my goals.

Ideally speaking, I’d like to spend one hour each day towards each of three areas:

  • physical [erging, lifting],
  • personal learning [DynastyProcess/DLF apps, research, learning, Twitch streaming?],
  • and social [spending time with friends].

I have no illusions that I’ll fall off this train at some point, but I need to take steps and do the little things towards these.