People are taking food and time for granted. if we don’t manage these two simple things well, everything else will be thrown into chaos.
Yesterday, I saw a friend have just a few oranges and coffee for lunch. When asked the reason for the lite meal, he said he doesn’t have time to make a lunch for work and want to save money eating outside. When asked why no time in the morning, he said he wakes up late and then has to take a quick jog with the dog. When asked why the late wake up, he said he finished work late the evening before, then watched TV and played some video games before retiring to bed close to mid-night.
Every animal or bird around us have a natural rhythm they are tuned into. This helps them live and survive well in the harsh conditions of the world outside. However humans have created so much of artificial environment and life situations, that he is always out-of-rhythm. Humans must have a strict discipline which they adhere to and this will truly help them in all their endeavours. Having a time table for each day will surely help manage one’s time better. Below is what I try and follow during weekdays.
5 AM — 7 AM: Wake up, shower up, meditate, do a lite exercise
7 AM — 7:30 AM: Make breakfast and lunch
7:30 AM — 8:30 AM: Commute to work while reading a book or listening to a podcast, radio, music etc
8:30 AM — 12:30 PM: Work
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM: Lunch followed by a gentle walk around the block or better take a power nap. Concentrate on what you are eating while enjoying all the flavours and feeling thankful for the day’s meal.
1:30 PM — 5:30 PM : Work.
5:30 PM — 6:30 PM: Commute to home or gym but reach home by atleast by 6:30PM. Have a nice shower and wash of the day’s dirt and tensions.
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM: Make a light dinner & enjoy it without watching a TV or fiddling with your mobile device.
7:30 PM — 8:30 PM: Read something or meditate. If you are a TV addict, watch something soothing rather than a crime or overly thriller based movie. You don’t want to be all worked up before going to bed!
8:30 PM — 8:35 PM: Brush teeth and other toilet stuff.
8:40 PM: Retire to bed.
Its not all difficult to follow something like this when you practice it everyday. Once you get the rhythm, you will feel so healthy, wealthy and wise! If you can, please do share your self-discipline timetable you adhere to also :) We can all learn from each other!
Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.
- Gary Ryan Blair