Phew. It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and let my fingers unleash some creativity (or garbage:) upon my dell. The reason I have been long to post is that I have been busy establishing a routine since summer has ended and school has resumed.
Here is an example of what my life currently looks like
5:15: Wake up/Read
5:30: Work out
7:00: Shower and get ready to work
7:20: Work day begins
3:30: Work day ends
4:00: Get home and prep dinner
5:00: Eat dinner
6:00: Clean up/Other chores, usually outside work
7:00: Watch an hour of t.v. or so (depends on what shows are on)
8:30: Shower and off to bed/Read
9:30: Finish reading/Lights out/Sleep
Looking at my routine after having typed it out is kind of weird. I know that I do all of these things on a daily basis and it is kind of what makes me who I am. I am slightly OCD so having a routine is very important because I feel more successful when I stick to a routine. I also believe a routine helps with discipline and I love having discipline in my life.
Although many do not see discipline as pleasant, I take comfort in knowing that a little pain now makes for a better tomorrow. I also feel that discipline makes the sweetness in life that much sweeter.
For Example: If I ate steak everyday I would tire of it and chowing down on a nice T-Bone would lose the excitement it normally brings. If I hold off and only eat steak once in a while not only do I get the dietary benefits, and the "new/special" taste benefit, but I also receive the anticipation/reward. It is almost like I allow myself a trophy for being good and waiting. I know this sounds childish, but trust me it works. Try it. The next time you want to buy or eat something you know you shouldn't, throw in a stipulation. ie... If I make an extra $500 next month I can buy myself that $100 dollar weather tech jacket I have been eying.
So I guess that is today's post. Not real deep or mind blowing. Simple to read, simple to apply, see you next time, bye.