Minimal Changes is about:
- Personal Experiments
- Adapting New Philosophies
- Recovery from Depression
- Some applications of Minimalism
Current Minimal Changes
Don’t Push Past Exhaustion
I have a fantasy of myself as a warrior that will fight even if I’m the last man standing. I try to emulate real and fictional characters who never give up.
Unfortunately this has been my downfall with my current tasks. I try to do everything on my own and exhaust myself.
This had been the major formula for my failure. In workouts I try to sprint to failure. I realize that I can do more when I’m well rested. I’ve succeeded at everything I took slowly. Every major win in my life is a result of embarrasingly small progress adding up over time.
My skills are a result of attempting to cook one batch of scrambled eggs a week.
Today I deadlifted 300lbs. When I started I can barely lift the 45lb barbell. The process is just me adding 5 to 10 lbs more at each attempt and eventually I got to 300. Pretty sweet huh.
- Fast once a week. Every thursday, skip breakfast and have your first meal at 4pm. Use tea to curb your apetite.
- Do 5x5 for back squats, strict press and pull ups.
- I still find myself stuck scrolling through social media feeds.
- I sometimes miss or skip writing on the journal.
- I still try to do things alone when I should be delegating.
- I’m still experiencing issues asking for what I need. This is probably a pride issue.
- I recently found myself reverting to my depressed state.
- I fail to meditate, pray, practice gratitude, drink water, get enough sleep or do my breathing exercises.
- I accumulated a shitload of digital and paper clutter.