Has The Television Got You Hypnotized Night After Night?
The TV Had me, and Now I’m taking back what’s mine.
I know… watching TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or even Youtube can be a lot of fun, but what’s it costing you?
For 30 Days, I won’t be watching TV and I hope you’ll join me if you think you need a break.
I intend to go a full 30 days from now without watching, but I really started this challenge a few days ago, and I know it’s going to be a good one.
It’s amazing how easy it is to Binge Watch many of the Easily Available TV series on Amazon Prime or Netflix, and that’s what I was doing.
I got excited about this challenge several days ago, and I began immediately.
What’s even more amazing is how serious the withdrawal symptoms have been. I didn’t know how much I was using TV as an escape until I stopped abruptly.
I kind of lost my self this weekend and became a little violent. Don’t worry, I wasn’t violent towards anyone, but I did break my new office chair when I got upset, and I blew up on more than one occasion. NOT Proud. : )
The good thing is, now I know this is a real challenge; One that’s got me cornered and faced with the reality I live in.
If you’re like me, and determined to make good changes in your life, you might benefit from a TV Break.
Just so you know, I don’t think you have to go to extremes. I’ll be cutting out all TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, along with Youtube viewing for the sake of entertainment, but I am allowing some conditional watching during the 30 days.
I’ll watch if…
My wife asks me to watch a movie with her, which almost never happens.
My kids ask me to watch something for fun during playtime.
It’s something relevant to the Niches I follow to learn from.
It’s educational, and/or tutorial.
What will you do? Can you Break Up with Your TV for 30 Days?
Let me know if you do, and how it’s going. Peace. : )
Number 1 – Tell someone you respect and you keep commitments to that you are going to get up at a specific time. This is what’s helped me get up on the tougher days.
Number 2 – Set an alarm and put it outside of your room. Having to get up to turn it off will help you to STAY Up.
Number 3 – Give yourself 1 day per week to sleep a little, NOT a Lot, longer. I’ve been sleeping until 8 on Sundays, and it takes the pressure off to know I can sleep a little longer 1 day if I feel like it.
The above 3 Tips have proven to be the most important for me in getting up early in the morning.
If you start there, you’ll make adjustments to make it easier if you’re struggling. For example, if you’re staying up late, and it’s making it difficult to get up, as long as you’ve made a commitment to someone else that you’re going to get up, you’ll eventually get tired of feeling Tired, and go to sleep a little earlier.
For me, I’ve decided to cut back my tea intake. I’m hoping that will help me to FEEL like going to bed earlier. I’ll let you know how that’s working out sometime soon, and post a link below.
For now, I wish you success waking up earlier in the morning. Peace : )
Okay, So You Have Trouble Getting Up In The Morning!
Today, my intention is to help you get out of the bed early, and help myself too.
You’ll understand what I mean when you get to tip number 7!
Bottom line is, you want to make the change to getting up early, and now’s the time to do it.
Below are some tips of my own, and some I’ve heard from others for waking up early. I hope they help you to wake up in the morning and hopefully stay healthy too.
1 Have a good reason why?
2 Don’t think about anything before you get out of bed, just get out, so you don’t have a chance to change your mind.
3 Go to bed at the same time every night.
4 Use an alarm. muchelleb recommends the app Alarm Clock Plus, it makes you do math problems in order to shut the alarm off. That might be helpful for you, but it could be good enough to put your alarm outside of your room so you have to get out of bed to shut it off.
5 Have a reward to look forward to in the morning for getting up. A Tea, Coffee, Special Smoothie; something that motivates you to get up.
6 Wake up at the same time every morning. Have an exception day if you want, but don’t wake up to much later, or you might throw your body clock off.
7 Tell someone you are going to get up in the morning at a certain time, so you have some accountability. This is my favorite one, and it’s part of the reason I shared this video with you. I want to get up earlier, and telling you will keep me accountable.
8 Have a morning routine. Create a morning routine that you like, or that makes your life better. This will give you even more incentive to get out of bed.
9 Don’t exercise close to bed time. You won’t get a restful sleep with all those endorphins stimulating your mind.
10 Don’t sleep in on the weekend; At least not too long. It throws off you cycle.
Before getting to Tip 11 let’s look at why it might be difficult for you to get up in the morning.
Sleep Inertia – resistance to waking up
“is a physiological state characterized by a decline in motor dexterity and a subjective feeling of grogginess immediately following an abrupt awakening. The impaired alertness may interfere with the ability to perform mental or physical tasks.” Wikipedia
11 Consider timing your sleep cycles and waking up at the end of one.
A sleep cycle is 90 minutes long.
It takes about 14 minutes on average to fall asleep after lying down, so set your alarm for 14 minutes plus however many 90 minute cycles you want to sleep for.
5 x 90 minute cycles gives you 7.5 hours of sleep, and about 7 hours 45 minutes in bed with the 14 minutes added for time to fall asleep. For this cycle you’d go to sleep at 10:16 PM if you wanted to wake up at 6 AM or 8:46 for 6 x 90 minute cycles or 9 hours of sleep, to wake up at the same time.
I hope these tips help you to get up early in the morning, and keep doing it.
If you’re asking yourself How Do I Make A Decision, Here’s Why You Should!
How To Decide or Why You Should! by Sye Rodriguez
If you’re having trouble making a decision, you’re in the right place. I’ve had trouble with this for a long time, and something happened yesterday that motivated me to move a long with making decisions.
Decisions are difficult sometimes, but the cost of not making them can be even more difficult to deal with, than the reality of the consequences of your decision.
You’ve heard it said, not making a decision is a decision, and that has it’s own consequences.
But Why are YOU having a tough time deciding?
You obviously want your cake and to eat it too, but the tough reality is, you can’t ALWAYS do that.
The answer to your question of How To Decide, may lie in knowing Why You Should Decide, and the sooner the better.
Plain and simple, you have something to lose if you don’t decide soon. For me, I wanted to try and work on more than 3 Youtube Channels, build several businesses, and operate more than 20 websites, ALL By Myself.
But… That’s not possible, as life has been showing me, but I continued to try anyway.
The pain lies in the fact that most of what I’ve done is LESS than GREAT because I haven’t been able to dedicate the time needed to create something Amazing, because I’m spread so thin.
Last night, I lost an affiliate account that I’d put a lot of time and energy into creating income with, because the website that I’d associated with the account had too little content on it.
This is a result of not making a decision.
In trying to do so many things, I didn’t do the most important things, so now I’m forced to decide, AND a decision has been made, that I didn’t like, against my will.
So… Going forward, I’m simplifying and this post is a starting point. I’ve decided to make this website, and the Organic Adventure Show Youtube channel, one of the main things I want to grow.
What does this mean for you?
You’ve got to learn to let go to make a decision. Let go of the need to CONTROL everything. You can’t.
It’s not easy, but sitting here writing this post is better than thinking about how I’m going to write a post for several websites and Youtube channels, and it’s meaningful. It feels good to move forward.
One more thing…
If you’re still afraid to make a decision, I understand, but it may be helpful to remember, NOTHING is permanent.
God is the most important thing to me; For my own sake.
Health requires God for it to be optimal. You can ask for proof, and I won’t be able to give it to you; It’s something you experience yourself.
The Organic Adventure Show
Originally I was inspired to share with you. I knew I was passionate about health, and I was excited to share. I believed I could make a living sharing with you, but I had no idea how this internet lifestyle worked.
I never liked being told what to do, and I desire to be free, very strongly. Freedom is a tough word to define, but being FREE is good, so we’ll stick to that for now.
The internet is amazing and it has been and is changing lives dramatically. Through the internet, a new playing field has been opened. Information is abundant.
Now there are information wars; Not that there weren’t before, but the information wars are more in your face with the internet.
The Organic Adventure Show:
Health, Freedom, the Internet
My wife, Csilla, she told me to call the Internet part something cooler, like Digital Media, but for me I’m not sure if that term gives the appropriate understanding.
The internet… Now that is something big.
So I’m inviting you to join me on the Organic Adventure Show, where we’ll be opening the world of Health, Freedom and the Internet UP like never before.