It’s been a while since I’ve shared with you my habits, so this Friday evening seems like a perfect chance to shed some light on what’s currently in the works:
1) Early mornings – 4:30am
This is the latest habit which I’m still working on, and it’s going surprisingly well. Perhaps, my previous habit of 5:30am helped, plus I’m concentrating on early mornings more now, and when there’s a focus, there’s an improvement too!
I plan to write a big article on becoming an early rise. It’s been done before, and there are quite a few really good guides around (I really like the Become an Early Riser one at ZenHabits), but there’s always going to be a new angle to look at why people want to rise early and how they manage to do it on a consistent basis.
2) Most Important Tasks approach
Although I’ve been rather happy managing my tasks and projects with the wonderful MyLife Organized, I felt a lack of a higher structure of better goals alignment.
Eventually, I came to the Most Important Tasks approach. I daily pick the 3 most important things I want to get done, and although the list of other things planned for the same day can have another 3-7 items, I will not touch them until the 3 important tasks are fully dealt with.
I’m also not multitasking when working on the most important tasks. They need my full attention, plus the 3 tasks are already ordered by their importance – so until finishing the most important one, I don’t even want to think about the next one on the list.
3) Low-carb diet
I’ve been doing this for a month and a half, and have lost 7kg so far! Quite an achievement, given the fact that my weight stayed almost the same in the few months of gym training before that. My goal is much more than that, and combined with my ever-changing daily gym routine I envision great results in the coming months.
Mark McManus has helped me a lot along the way, so be sure to check his blog out, he’s been giving more focus to fitness articles lately, and I agree with him on most accounts.
From just a habit, my diet (which was rather strict the first 2 weeks, I kept daily carbs under 15g in total) had since developed into a healthier lifestyle. To my own astonishment, I’ve completely given up on sugar and coffee, and made a few more choices which already show positive effect on my health.
I’m working on a few more habits as well, but will talk about them when they’re more established. For the moment though, I’ll be focusing on the ones above, and will be posting my impressions as separate articles.
Has anything of the above interested you? Let me know what you think, and help me decide which habit to write about.