@Koji Completing your work at night one or two times won't be so bad. But this can start to shift your work schedule to night-time. Which would result to a "f*cked circadian rhythm and a zebra-in-a-lions-den cortisol level" as @Simon Angel mentioned.
You're on-point about this though.
Day 3 - done
I feel this practice is teaching me patience. Sitting for an hour can feel like forever, but I'm slowly learning to sit still and just watch my thoughts and emotions -- not get carried away by them.
Always loved Sadhguru's humor and simple explanations.
Here's a couple of things he said that I think are fundamental to meditation. It's something that's been discussed in this thread continously, and rightfully so.
"With a little distance, suddenly everything is crystal clear."
Huge thanks @MTF for posting your story! Will definitely get back to this post when I don't feel like pushing forward.
You brought clarity to a lot of fundamental issues here. Quoted what speak to me the most:
Just joining the gang.
Day 1 - done
Thanks @MTF for starting this thread. I feel this habit can help me clarify a lot of thoughts and emotions. I tried meditation apps in the past, even did them for months on end. But I feel the voice instructions are distracting and gets in the way of having...
@lewj24 @Black_Dragon43 @WJK
Appreciate your answers!
This is an interesting way to do it. I kept a journal at some point but I write on it mostly after my day is done. I'll give this method a try.
Thanks for the thorough post @lewj24 !
You have created your own system there in terms of self-discipline.
A few questions.
We as people tend to forget things. So what would be the best ways to "remind" yourself of your long-term desires?
I learned this is crucial at first, so I'd like to...
This is a much needed reminder, thank you @DarkKnight !
Thank you for sharing your story in great detail. Your post is truly moving. I know I'll be reading it again when I feel doubts about my own journey to freedom.
I'm also from a 3rd-world country, and corruption and greed really reign...
That's awesome. Congrats man!
You're definitely going in the right direction.
To add to this, here's some wisdom I got from James Clear's newsletter a few weeks ago:
"New goals don't deliver new results. New lifestyles do."
Highly recommend reading his book Atomic Habits when you've got...
WOW. Thank you for sharing your insights!
Makes me realize there's a lot more to learn about this world we live in.
I think it really helps being in this Fastlane community to have these kind of realizations top-of-mind.
Incredible post! Lots of wisdom to be gained here.
Thanks for taking the time to write this!
And this is an amazing way to look at negative emotions.
As Neil Strauss said, "People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain." Maybe this is because it's an automatic response and we just got...