Today’s the first day of the Focus Experiment. It may be a little tougher than I thought.
Today I planned on accomplishing the following before heading off to work. It’s a concept about doing what you should/want to do before the day starts–before heading to class, work or whatever.
Jog, Read, Review Notecards, Write, Walk Dog
Guess how many I accomplished? One. I walked my dog.
Reason: I couldn’t sleep last night. My mind was moving. I couldn’t stop thinking about this experiment, “How To Get Focused,” which I coded and built yesterday (Sunday, January 3, 2009). I ended up going to bed at 2am, which may be a carry over from staying up so late for New Years.
Key: I see this as a good thing. Challenge is why we’re here. It’s why I’m writing this. Getting focused is hard. It begins before the day begins. This means I’ll likely be writing about sleeping patterns, and how to get your mind prepared to sleep in the future.
Next up: Tonight, after work, I plan on mapping out the overview and contents of this living book–note, this is not a blog .
Result: The result of not following this habit didn’t necessarily have a negative impact on the day. I just didn’t achieve all that I’m capable of achieving. Tomorrow I’ll share the results of following these habits.
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