Change ? Freak, I will change the world, I will change myself, I will make N changes starting today and as night falls we still hang by the neck to this thought.
This is a vicious cycle we all fall into and its a trap, a trap more dangerous than procastination.
This is an indirect causation of being unaware of yourself, your surroundings.
How Long ?
As long as you breath without living in present.
How to break it ?
Whatever you’re doing, right now, learn to focus completely on doing that one thing.
Pay attention: to every aspect of what you’re doing, to your body, to the sensations, to your thoughts. Initially, this is a herculean task as your thoughts flutter like a aimless rudder.
That’s OK — you are not trying to force out all other thoughts from your mind.
Stop analysis of those numerous wayward obstacles ( thoughts ).
Think of yourself as walking across an exhibition in town where you get to see many tempting things but just keep walking towards your goal. By becoming aware of that jumping around in your thoughts, you have found the tool for gently bringing yourself back to your present task. Just notice the jumping thoughts, and lovingly come back.
What times to follow?
Remember, your focus is only to incorporate 1 change.
Everything you do is to just do that one change every single day irrespective of time and duration of your action towards the change.
Give me concrete examples ?
All time classic:
1.) I want to hit the gym and exercise : Typical Software job – Wake up at 9, hurriedly dress up, leave to office, return at around 7 or 8 ( if lucky ), hit the remote, eat leftovers, charge up the laptop and surf the waves ( internet ), fight sleep ( like MMA fighter ).
Now, we have excuses like, its a damn hectic day, I am tired, I gotta chill, I am not a robot, I can do it tomorrow, I have no time.
Cool – Let me add one routine only nothing else in your schedule. You dont have to compromise or give up anything. I will break it down into two 10 min parts.
Part-1: As soon as you wake up, do 10-20 Push ups on the floor, even before you pick up your brush.
As soon as you brush, do 10-20 Squats. ( < 10 mins ) Part-2: In night as long as you surf, sit on the floor and make sure you keep your back straight and core strengthened and focus just on counting your breathing. Do this for 10 mins. Continue doing this until you yourself free sometime, reduce the excuses, chill out in style and be human. I can go about giving many other classic examples. Below is a small challenge. How do I persist ?
Read my next posts on “Habit” and “Procastination” to know it.
CHALLENGE: Anyone who is critical against the above post, can mail me with their challenges/goals to achieve and I will try my best to give my advice on it. I challenge you would see amazing results within a month and would love it totally.