"I'll do that tomorrow."
"I'll get started tomorrow."
"I'll keep my diet tomorrow."
What's going to be different tomorrow?
Plain and simple tomorrow never comes. Because when it does you are straight back into the loop of.
"I will quit smoking tomorrow"
"I diet tomorrow"
"I will start that new project tomorrow"
I know this as i have been there and i am still there in some aspects. But i am working on it slowly.
Reminds me of two great blog posts:
I prefer a polyphasic approach to sleep. Only problem is that I don't seem to get enough REM. Perhaps the LSD trips help?
Ha, do I love the timeliness of this post!
My post on my blog this morning was all about the "Could've, Should've, Would've" game ruining the potential you have to be the best you today. Forget yesterday (unless you can gain insight in order to avoid repeating mistakes), focus on today.
And now I read this. Love it. Just love it. Live up to your potential today. Forget what yesterday brought you. Don't wait until tomorrow. Do it today.
Just going to take this opportunity to say this, as it seems your post is vague enough to allow it. After recent LSD trips, I've discovered a more conspicuous continuity, as if fluid, between days. An upright bassist, psychology student at UH, and I came to a seemingly relevant topic of "the feeling that one has had a complete day."
I usually rest using 4-hour blocks; most days I use one 4-hour block and that is all I need. Each day, as I follow my routine, I notice that it becomes unclear whether or not what I have just experienced was part of this day, or the one prior, or if a certain, predictable experience _will be_ a part of the next day. It seems that one's "day" is held together not necessarily by a slicing up of temporal blocks, but rather a continuity of thought, a kind of mental stream. So, perhaps "a day" is merely a state of mind. The bassist noted that all sleep does is "radically alters or adjusts" one's state of mind.
So is it so clear that one should strive for a new goal "tomorrow" or, rather, a form of mental habit that succumbs to the demands, or necessities, of the goal?
I stayed for a few nights in Chiba with a friend of mine who is a talented martial artist and health and fitness expert.
Per his recommendations, I'm going to try out cutting all carbohydrates six days out of the week (with one cheat day) and fasting one day per week. I cut the carbs two days ago - I already didn't eat sweets, but moving off rice and bread (sandwiches) was somewhat limiting at first... in a convenience store with 400 items for sale, there's literally only 20 or so I can eat.
But that's fine. Surprisingly, I haven't been hungry at all... sometimes I think I should eat, but my stomach hasn't growled at me at all. I'm probably eating too much fried chicken (quick, fast, cheap, widely available in Tokyo), but I'll adjust as I find more options. Tonight I bought a small salad and a big can of tuna for breakfast tomorrow.
My buddy gave me a pair of spare Vibrams he had (same shoe size) and recommended some slight walking and posture changes. Also, some more stretching/strengthening/bodyweight exercises.
I'll work those in over time - I'm quite busy right now, so don't have the attention to devote to a whole new fitness regime immediately. But I'm doing the no carbs/cheat day/fast day right away. I'll post updates in a while with how it's going.
Process emotions, then talk. It may take more time than you want. Meditation may help, too. I'll report my findings tomorrow.