day 17/21: superlate

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Last night I watched a godawful movie and got home only by 0200. Today, I had this mildly important project to finish up, for which I was working all day yesterday, and guess what I do? I oversleep till 1030. Anyway, it’s 1440, work’s almost done and I’m not dying of guilt, so it’s a good day after all.

Day 15/21: to fellow aunts and uncles

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Yesterday was a Sunday and the mother of all cheat days. I woke up at 1245 – I didn’t feel like blogging after. Today, I woke up at around 0800. It’s day 15 and I really need to get better. I woke up to messages from home – pictures and videos of my nephews. One just got a baby walker for himself, and another is starting to learn the basics of C programming (he’s turning 9 this month). I thought about how fast they are growing up and how they may someday feel embarrassed to hug me or give me a kiss. I certainly hope that day never comes and they’ll always be my little boys, but that’s unfair. I realised that maybe they look up to me, given the amount of time I spend with them and being the person ‘closest’ to their age, but also grown up. The things […]

Day 13/21: Cheat Day

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Today’s Saturday, so we are very strict about staying in bed at least till 12 noon, and then head for lunch. NO WAKING UP ENERGISED TODAY – EEEEEE. I also have plans for much-needed girl time with AB. Living with a boy and working from home makes me feel very girl-deprived, even though it was just last week that I met I and N.  

Day 12/21 : happy new year

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Woke up at 0730, got up at 0815, skipped breakfast and went straight to work. (Something I’m still working on) It is New Year in Kerala (Vishu), so my office is not working today. It is New Year in Tamil Nadu too, but B is still working. I didn’t make any plans for today, therefore I am home working. Its almost 1500 now, and I think I need to get some food. (I need to stop doing this). Btw, I have noticed that if I don’t write my to-do list the night before, in my Bullet Journal, my day feels unproductive and weird.

Day 10/21: consistency is key

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I woke up at 0745 today, and got up from bed at 0815, took a shower, did some stretches (my body was sore from yesterday’s gym), fixed a simple breakfast and am now blogging. The reason why I couldn’t wake up earlier was because I went overkill. Because of my success yesterday, I thought it would be fun to set my alarm at 0616 (one of my options from sleepyti.me), which backfired. I woke up to this alarm, but my body wasn’t still ready so I went back to sleep. But the quality of sleep I got after that was quite shitty, so. That’s my excuse. Anyway, lesson learnt. If I want to be consistent, I shouldn’t push my biological clock too much too fast. It’s 1615, and I’m legit tired. My mind is working (which is why I’ve found the motivation to update this), but my body, not so much. […]

Day 9/21: i finally did it!

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Well, well, well. It’s 0745 and I’m already on my desk writing this blog. After YEARS of trying to wake up early, I’ve finally woken up 45-60 minutes earlier than mean time. For anyone who’s wondering what’s different this time that actually made me , from other times: I use sleepytime to set my alarm [This is nothing less than magic] I blog everyday about my progress. (But it’s not like I have commitments to any real people. As of now, I am not sharing these posts through my social media) I publish those posts on Medium as a series (Does it count as social media,though, if I don’t have any followers?) As I finished most of my important work before 1100, I felt the unfamiliarity of productivity in my veins. I was pumped. And what’s the only thing to do when you are pumped? Go to the gym. And it was great! […]

Day 8/21: jan shatabdi

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I don’t know if today counts as a win if I slept at 0100 and woke up at 0515, and slept all the way from Bangalore to Chennai in an uncomfortable chaircar. Yesterday, I went to MUJI, a shop that I’ve been wanting to go to for a while. Basically, it’s a shop that has everything : clothes, bags, containers, cutlery, clocks, scents and what not. It’s a Japanese brand, so it shouldn’t surprise you when I say that all designs are very clean and minimal. Even their ad is so no-nonsense. This would be a nice moment to say that if you want to buy me gifts, please get me some stationery, and I will be extremely grateful and will think of you whenever I use them.