The first day in my new life – An evening’s work

Alright. I have been thinking about this for some time now, and it’s time to do something about my life. It’s not like I feel more ready or open to change today than I usually do, but I guess that’s what it takes to break out of old habits. This isn’t the first time though. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve told myself that things have to change. The difference now is that I’m going to log everything here.

This is a typical situation for me. I’ve done pretty much nothing all day, I’m 4 hours away from midnight and I’ve got a ton of stuff that should be done. My goals are these: I am going to finish everything that needs to be done for tomorrow. I will prepare a list of the things I didn’t do. I will allow myself ONE 30-minute timeout at ten.

I will update this at midnight and let you know how it went.

Wish me luck!



Alright. It’s midnight and my time is up. I was off to a terrible start, the second I sat down with a nice cup of coffee to work on my physics paper, my girlfriend called me. She’s out of town to visit her mom and her sister. It wasn’t so bad though, we ended the conversation after about ten minutes, and I was focused after that and I managed to plow through all the things that needed to be prepared for tomorrow. Of course, actually getting stuff done reveals more things that need doing, but that’s okay. I’m good for the day.

When time came to take a break, I was already done with all the urgent things – which was a good thing, because one of my roommates told me that she had just broken up with her boyfriend, so I felt like I should keep her company for a while.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with how it all went. I’m always surprised by how much I can get done if I just put my mind to it, make a plan and stick to it. Lesson learned. Tomorrow, I am going to compile a list of things I want to do next week, and try to apply tonight’s little lesson to the next few days.

How do you organize your day? Do you have any hot tips for new beginnings? Have you tried to change old habits and create new, good ones? Please, tell me about it 🙂

– Chris

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