It’s logical that when you want to wake up early you should as well go to bed relatively earlier. Not only I did not wake up early as planned (5am), but I went to bed later than usual. New year resolution, where are you?
For the first time in my life I joined the very known trend to set resolutions for the new year, except that for me there will be only 1. I want to make most of the days of the year valuable and not to have the impression that all days are the same and life just go by. Yes. I am getting old and the older I am the less lazy I become, what is actually quite positive from my perspective. Only small steps to take out of my comfort zone, but more of them than before. Sometimes I was so into the routine that at the end of the week I could not say what exceptional happened. Let’s see how it goes after couple of weeks but I am quite positive about this.
I read somewhere that the trick is to get new habits. The way it works is that first you need to force yourself like hell to do something, but after 2-3 weeks it should actually become your habit.
Morning routines should rock
Being an early bird makes your life easier when developing morning habits, depending on what you want to achieve. As long as waking up is not the biggest issue here, forcing myself to do the exercises create big issue. So far only first day was effective thanks to my Japanese friend visiting me that weekend. Japanese New Year Day’s traditions says to get up early morning and look for the sunrise. So we did, running against the small mountain. Great experience although it would be hard to do it alone. Even greater if you are fit enough to fight with a small mountain. After couple of minutes I thought I will die. Literally. It is 11.01 and I am sick. There is a lot to do with changing my morning habits.
I eat everything except sweets. By sweets I don’t mean honey or additional small amount of sugar in vegetable juice etc. I only want to avoid what is literally called sweets like my favorite caramel bonbons, dulce de leche, chocolate, fudge and all those bad things that keep me high but only for couple of minutes. Yes, that is my drug that I don’t want to stick to. The reason why I want to avoid is that I am aware how destructive it can be for health. I am curious to know how not eating it will influence on my skin condition.
Small things makes a change
I think in my case setting huge goals that are had to achieve and measure don’t make sense. I can think about one great idea that I set up: to be more productive, but in order to achieve it there must be more small goals in the schedule. Go ahead, do small steps, few exercises, a bit more healthy small elements in your daily food – let’s see what it gives.
I think I am the last person to talk about this since usually I need to force myself to do make my heart beating faster. It is like avoiding the most natural and the easiest way to stimulate yourself and to stay positive without eating sweets or drinking alkohol. Sounds easy but when it comes to self-motivation to do it is definately more complicated. What is worse in my case, I have also went through a very dangerous step when I try to find excuses why doing sport can be harmful for a body. I needed a good triger, the right driver to finaly move myself.
I have heard about Simone Moro for the first time when I was reading a book of Martyna Wojciechowska, crazy Polish power girl, not only in terms of sport but I would say in everything she is doing. Also when she decided to climb Mount Everest in 2006, what actually she describes in her book, Przesunac Horyzont. That was the moment where she met Simone Moro, Italian himalaist. I found his personality extremely positive and supportive which, I can imagine, makes him the perfect hiking companion. Inspired, I decided to dig more into what he was doing and I realised he also wrote his stories in The Call of The Ice.
Hard to compare myself to someone who climbed 8000 meter peaks, especially in the winter time, but it definately inspired me to move at least a bit for now. So well, let´s GYM I decided. I said that two weeks ago so still everything might happen but I stay positive. Let´s count, when I will start to miss my gym days and feeling like I cannot wait to do it. So far the good thing is that after the workout I feel much better not only physically, but also start to believe that soon i will have new addiction.
Every time I visit my parents place I discover something that makes me thing about the past. Last time I found my first keyboard and I got myself thinking if we should always follow our natural talents, passions in our grown up lives? I started to wonder if I shouldn’t continue my old passions? What made me stop it?