Plans for May

I am feeling this very strong sense of willpower lately. This morning, for example, I forced myself to wake up at 6am to see the sunrise despite heading to bed fairly late. Why? Because I know that behind this barrier of laziness in the morning there's something out there that makes my day feel amazing.

Waking up in the morning is one habit I plan to stick to. In fact, a couple of days ago I created a page where I list my habits and started to track how well I am sticking to them via a spreadsheet. Am I going overboard by doing this? I don't think so. Moving forward I want to be very deliberate with my behavior. I want to choose what to do and what not do very consciously.

With that in mind, and in the light of this new month, I also want to be deliberate about how I plan to spend it. I don't want to over plan, especially because I am very new to this and don't want to over do it.

Things to understand

  • Business: I want to be more business-savvy. When I watched "The Big Short" I felt like an idiot who doesn't understand what's going on in the world, and that was the one key thing Larry Smith was trying to teach us in his economics class back in Waterloo. I need to fix that. I want to have a better understanding of the world economy and what's happening around me.
  • Nutrition: what does it mean to eat well? What's good for you and what's not? I have some understanding of this based on hear-say (e.g. that sugar is bad for you), but I want to understand at a deeper level the different effects of food on your body.
  • The Internet: this sounds rather embarrassing, but I am unsatisfied with my understanding of how the internet works. More specifically, how two computers communicate at a fundamental level. E.g. what is a connection? What does it mean to have an open connection between two computers?

Things to explore

  • Techshop Classes: I still have coupons for nine more classes at the Techshop, and I better make use of them this month. In a later post I'll dive deeper into what classes I plan to take.
  • Mindset: a few days ago when I spent 45 minutes singing I felt very zen. I almost felt like I was on drugs. In some way I felt like I was altering my mindset by singing. I want to explore what other exercises one can do to in that space.
  • Exercise: while I do workout, it's very unstructured and I can be long stretches of time/days not working out at all. I'd like to put some structure to it by the end of this month.

That's it for now. More to come.

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