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Sep 03, 2019 12:57:02

Bucharest Retreat - Micro-habits program

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Basile Samel

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Writing down a daily program never worked for me. I always fall off the wagon after a week or two, because I can be lazy. That being said, I want to try again. I'm better prepared this time: my reason is important, I have people I am accountable to, and I need this discipline to grow.

6:00 - Wake up and start coding something with some music on

6:30 - Bodyweight training + stretching + diaphragmatic breathing + shower

7:30 - Breakfast + podcast/video (if tired, just practice mindfulness without multitasking)

8:00 - Free writing

9:00 - Ship at least one commit to the code base

12:00 - Lunch + podcast/video (if tired, just practice mindfulness without multitasking)

12:30 - Get groceries while listening to a podcast + break/nap

13:30 - Eye training + typing training + hand-eye coordination training + Duolinguo lesson

14:30 - Growth work (marketing and/or by-products creation)

18:00 - Guided Meditation

18:20 - Start preparing the chankonabe

19:00 - Dinner + podcast/video (if tired, just practice mindfulness without multitasking)

20:30 - Reading on an e-reader

22:00 - Sleep

This schedule is obviously non-exhaustive. It's going to change depending on my inspiration, but it describes a workday. 

I'll probably need a routine break one or two days per week, which I'll use to go out and socialize. 

Mornings are for focused practice (body, writing, programming): no cell phone, no social media, no messaging, no emails. Afternoons are dedicated to marketing activities and by-products development. Evenings are spent eating (see mass gain program) regular food or food for thought.

Eight hours of sleep, cut on reading time and have a nap in the afternoon if needed.

I hesitated a long time between joining a gym and just doing body weight/resistance band exercises, and just decided to allocate more time to other activities by going for the latter (no time spent commuting, changing clothes, and waiting in line for an equipment).

From 12:00 to 14:30 I'll try to spend as much time as I can outside to get some sun and fresh air. There is a nice park near my apartment, might as well use it.

In theory it's a 9h30 workday minimum, but I'll iterate over this schedule depending on the optimizations I can identify.

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    @basilesamel ooh I did one too recently - useful on most days yes. Curious about your eye training. What made you decide to include that? Why?

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 03, 2019 21:56:02
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      @jasonleow My eyes are not as good as they used to be, so I made some research and found out I can get some eye sight back by training.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 03, 2019 16:15:47
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      @basilesamel @jasonleow - my sister had luck with this.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Sep 03, 2019 09:35:29
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      @basilesamel @jasonleow @brianball Details....websites...articles please.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Sep 03, 2019 19:03:05
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      @jasonleow @brandonwilson Just googling "eye training" gives plenty of results and I just went through the best-ranked websites.
      I heard about it through my mom. There is some kind of specialist near my hometown who teaches people how to develop a routine to train their eyes. It's "alternative" medicine but the guy is constantly booked, so it must be effective. No surgery needed because it's just for prevention.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 04, 2019 08:04:22
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      from what I understood, it's targeting your eyes' focus ability with daily exercises

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 04, 2019 08:06:15
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      @basilesamel @jasonleow @brandonwilson - it's exercising the eye muscles to be responsive to change -- they get stuck if we read too much or keep eyes in a focused position for too long ( why Chinese kids all wear glasses )

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Sep 04, 2019 01:08:37
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      @basilesamel yes I heard of this too. Better and cheaper than lasik! ;D

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 04, 2019 19:48:36
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