A simple procrastination hack that helps me get more sleep and stay productive

Insomnia episode: It’s late at night. My wife is asleep. My two daughters are too. I’m the only one awake and … I’m so excited because I can finally get some work done! My mind is bursting with things that I could do. Read a book, write a blog post, learn something new (in this case its IOS / Web dev), do some other task that’s been on my list for a while.

In my excitement to be productive, I choose 2 or 3 things and try to do them all at the same time, as well as checking my mail, facebook, feedly, linkedin, twitter, etc… Before I know it, it’s 2 or 3am, and I haven’t actually completed any single task.

Sound’s familiar? Yup, this has happened too many times for me. It’s my own form of insomnia. Whenever I lie down to sleep, my mind just suddenly fills up… with things I’d like to do, things I’m not yet finished with, and a host of other ideas. I know I need to sleep. But with my mind running at the speed of thought, what am I to do?

A solution occurred to me just the other day.

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3 simple things that will refresh a boring life

Have you ever been impatient with your life, waiting and waiting for the next exciting thing to happen?
Have you ever felt like you’re stuck? In a situation or a routine that you can’t get out of?
 It’s not very comfortable. What’s worse is we feel like there’s just nothing we can do about it.
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We’ve all been there. But the good news is that the solution to a boring life is not as far as you think.
Here are 3 ways to dramatically improve the quality of your life.

The most efficient workout if you have no time

As promised in my last post about losing fat, here’s my post about exercise.

So…You’ve decided you want to get back into shape? Good job! Unfortunately you, like everyone else, is strained for time.

Let me describe an average day:

  1. Wake up early in the morning late. Get ready Rush to work.
  2. Travel time to work is 1-1.5 hrs because of rush hour traffic.
  3. You answer emails, have meetings, do some real work, surf the net for 8-10 hours.
  4. Something urgent comes up… you have to work overtime.
  5. Leave the office 7 or 8pm. Take another 1 hour to get home.
  6. Eat dinner.
  7. Facebook+Twitter+Blogs+Internet+Downloaded Movie or Series.
  8. Go to bed when your eyes are too tired to look at your phone/tablet/computer/TV.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8.

Does this sound familiar? We’ve all had days like this. How could you ever fit a workout into a schedule like that?

Let me tell you now… It’s possible!

Here’s a workout that mixes strength training, an elevated heart rate, and compound movements to train your whole body. All with one move. Are you ready? Keep reading…

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Are you well rested?

Have you ever come home from a vacation still feeling tired, as if you needed to take a vacation from your vacation? Or how about the feeling that its sunday night and you still don’t feel rested… like you’re not yet ready for the week. Maybe you don’t know how to rest. True rest, doesn’t just happen. It needs to be intentional.

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I fasted 47 hours last week

Well not all at once. If you read my previous post, you’ll see my what my plan to start fasting was. I also wrote why I wanted to start fasting, as well as the initial research I did about it.

All in all, my first week was a good experience, and I’m gonna do it again this week. Here’s a rough story of my fasting experience last week.

How to get stronger in life

Although I’ve written a lot about the body, a lot of the principles in building physical strength also applies to other areas. In the same way that you can strengthen your arms and legs, you can also improve your ability to make decisions, to endure change, or even to find (and stick to) your life’s purpose and direction. If you apply these principles to the other parts of your life, you will have a stronger life. Besides, maintenance is boring. I want to get stronger. To get better!

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Finding Balance Step Zero: The Heart Inventory

An essential tool to learning the art of having a balanced life is to know what are the things that need to be balanced.

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What are the things that you really want out of life? Personally, I’ve been able to categorize them into the following areas: Continue reading