New Lifestyle – Day Zero

There are some things I know I need to change and there are some things that I really want to change. Today marks the day where I start a new routine, new lifestyle, new set of habits and a focused philosophy.

I want YOU to hold me accountable. I know I am disciplined, but there are moments of weakness that I need your help with – please give me a kick up the arse if I consider falling off the bandwagon – especially in the first 2-3 weeks.

These are my commitments:

  1. Sleep
    • I adopt a new Polyphasic Sleep routine where I sleep 30 minutes every 4 hours at 5am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm, 9pm and 1am.
  2. Health
    • Water – I choose water at every opportunity. I drink 8-10 glasses per day. I am allowed the occasional (maybe twice per week) fruit juice, but NEVER soft drinks.
    • Smaller more frequent meals – I eat more often, but less of a portion size. This fits well with my new sleeping routine.
    • Healthier – I choose to eat plant-based foods (vegetables and fruit) as opposed to carbohydrates and proteins. This is at every occasion.
    • Exercise – I do 30 minutes to 1 hour of walking/jogging per day coupled with the occasional resistance workout.
  3. Knowledge and Inspiration
    • News - I read the news and subscribed blogs every day (2 hours).
    • Reading – I read 1-2 hours of my book every day.
    • Writing – I write 2 blog posts every day. One post per day for Shopt (social media/commerce for business) and my personal Blog (lessons I learn and musings).
    • Video – I take every opportunity to watch educational video material, TED talks and any other form of inspiration.
  4. Happiness
    • Meditating – I reflect for 30 minutes every day.
    • Laughter – I laugh at every chance I get. I help bring laughter and happiness to those around me. I wipe out any trace of negative thoughts that cross my mind.
    • Friends – I make every effort to be available to see friends and amazing people that make my life awesome.
  5. Values
    • Community and Collaboration – I share everything I have with those around me. I learn everything I can from those who will teach me. I do everything I can to help the people around me achieve their goals, find their passions, find each other and work together.
    • Initiative and Drive – I put 100% effort into everything I commit to. I always have something to do. I will change the world with the help of those who want to, too.
    • Confidence – I believe in myself and my goals, skills and strengths. I learn from my mistakes and I learn to progress. I relentlessly pursue self-improvement and development.

This is my new lifestyle, this makes me the person I want to be. Please help me  be me.

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3 Comments to “New Lifestyle – Day Zero”

Sounds great! You’ll be super Justin. Bed time for you soon then.
Good luck with it all, will be here helping you stick to things :)

April 24, 2011 Reply

Thanks Champ. It’s going well. Keep up the great support :D

April 25, 2011 Reply

[...] the major change to my habits was the sleeping pattern that I adopted. It has been a killer change – both good and [...]

April 25, 2011 Reply

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