The first is that I am getting out of bed at a regular hour and doing my streches and breathing exercises. This is not only a shocker do to my normal way of life and the fact that I don’t have any coffee, but for a reason that i didn’t know about my self.
The last fast I wrote down that of the most important aspects of self improvement is the ability to push yourself. Almost everyone has this ability to do this when they are with other people, but it is the elect few that have the ability to do it on there own.
It can even come down to which people you are with. I have witnessed some people who are only willing to push themselves for people they know or vise versa. Some people become complacent around their families (they’ll love you no matter what anyway), but push themselves for their friends, etc.
I have mentioned this in 5 tool system that I devised after I did the first fast, but didn’t really grasp how this related to pushing yourself.
Now that I have a bit of a groove with stretching in the morning, I have had to push myself a few times, and that felt extraordinarily good! It is exercising a dominating power over yourself. I think practising doing this could lead somewhere very promising.
Another major success of this fast is my sociability.
This actually deserves a blog post all to itself. I can’t believe how well I have been doing being sociable without alcohol. A whole new world is coming into my view.
A life where I can be a normal, happy person all the time, with out alcohol looks possible. Admittedly, it still feels a way off, and I will have to build up selfcontrol for when I am no longer on the challenge, but this is a truly exciting feeling.
The last reason the fast is feeling so successful is the realness I am feeling. I know there is not much to bite into with that statement, but that is the best way to say it.
The realness has bee painful so far for the most part. I feel the cravings. There is very real lack of motivation and focus. Depression is around the corner. But, these are real feelings.
The depression is not related to the booze I drank on the weekend. When I crave it is a reaction to life, not a continuation of a cycle. I feel like I can viably fight for motivation and focus.
There is hope. (I also have a lot of good feelings that are 100% real feeling as well.)
My main negative draw back is still my lack of work, and lack of weight loss. I also failed to do my 3 promises again.
Tomorrow is Sunday, so no 3 promises. I am looking forward relaxing my body from skiing and swimming. But I am a little dissapointed my brain doesn’t feel like it needs the rejuvenation.