New Year 2024

Jan 3, 2024

100DaysToOffload MentalHealth

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First blogpost of the year, happy new Year everybody!

I was sick a lot in November and December and that’s one of the reasons why I completely fell off of everything I actually want to do regularly: no yoga, no meditation, no journaling, no blog posts, just mindless internet surfing, hanging around at home and consuming videos on YouTube.

And I feel pretty bad about it, but at the same time I’m also finding it incredibly difficult to start doing anything again because I’m constantly proving to myself that I’m not sticking with it.

So what does James Clear say about this in Atomic Habits? Reduce everything to tiny steps small enough that the effort to do them is minimal, and then slowly build up once the habit is established.

And Jordan Peterson says it’s humiliating to admit to yourself that you’re such a wasteman that you can only take tiny steps at first. But he also says that once you start, the steps grow exponentially. But first you have to start, and you have to start small. Tiny even, if necessary…

Establish the process and then trust the process. And then put the goal out of your mind and just keep going.

So let’s do that. Baby steps.

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