Today I had no university. But that didn’t mean I had nothing to do. I had a lot to do. I had to learn so much for my exams next week! But today I also noticed how hard it is to ignore distractions. Distractions are everywhere. A few examples: I want to write a simple mail to someone at the company, but I find another mail… I want to do some online exercises but while typing the URL into the address bar, my eye catches something in the auto completion list… A notification appears on my phone and instead of turning it off, I keep using it and eventually end up watching YouTube videos instead of learning.
Yesterday in the evening, it took me only one moment to decide, that I’ll get up early today, although I had no lessons and not really the need to get up that early. But there were some things I had to get done though and my experience (and the statistics on Todoist) showed me, that I get a lot more done when I get up early. So I decided and I executed.
Today, I wished I had listened more carefully. While I was literally melting at university (due to the hot temperatures in Germany), a package arrived at home. It was the folding bike I ordered last week to reduce the time I need to commute. My plan is to go by bike to a bus station, take the bus and then use the bike for the last meters to the university too.
I was about writing a post complaining about failing with my new goals. But does complaining bring you any further in life? No! So I’m writing about my positive progress instead, because I did a morning run today and it feels sooo great… 😏 Today, I got up at 5 am. Yes, that’s really early compared to the times I got up over the last weeks, which was usually just 7:30, sometimes even 8:30.
I love programming. I never hide this. I love running. I don’t hide this either. And I love writing creepy articles, this article is the prove that I even don’t hide this. I do all these three things with pride. I tell people about it, I share it on social media and I even write it in applications. Some people might think I’m a nerd. They are probably right. Some people might think I spent more time with my PC than with other people doing things like drinking, partying etc.