Thursday, May 21, 2020

TAKE LIFE BY THE BALLS

So what do I mean by TAKE LIFE BY THE BALLS?

Well, it's just another way of saying get shit done. Now that doesn't mean you have to constantly get stuff done, but as long as you are making PROGRESS.

I recently made a post on my Instagram (@c3dbatofficial) about how Rome wasn't built in a day, but here I'm going to actually give you guys a real life example of what I mean by this.

When I first told my parents that I was going to be going self employed and quitting my job, they weren't happy. But I did it anyway. (I'm pretty hard to stop if I get an idea in my head)

I believed that it was right for me, but that's not to say I wasn't scared. Of course I was scared, it invited instability into my life, which scared the hell out of me.

I have had good days and I have had extremely bad days. I have had days where I hate myself, where I think I am the worst trainer in the world and that everyone is going to think that I am a fraud. It's called impostor syndrome. Look it up.

But I did my best to keep progressing and pushing. I've tried things, some of which worked, and some of which didn't. But I didn't wanna give up.

Which is odd for me, because I am a coaster. I am someone who likes to coast through life, and I am someone who has gotten away with coasting for most of my life.

In fact, until recently, I was still coasting. I was letting myself fall into bad habits and my standards were slipping.

Then corona happened and suddenly I had no income.

I'll spare the details for now, because I wanna go into more detail about all of that at a later date, but long story short: I'm still doing it. I'm still chipping away at this story called my life, because I have an idea in my head and I'm not going to stop this time. No more coasting.

Today's results

I'll share this today's results with you first and foremost, before I go into any sort of waffle about what I mean by TAKE LIFE BY THE BALLS

Here are tonight's results for your viewing pleasure... You know I am literally sharing my feelings with you guys to a MATHEMATICAL level right now.

Anyway, here's the results


Date
Morning or Night?
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4 (MUST be a negative number)
Total
21/05/2020
Morning
4
4
4
-4
8
21/05/2020
Night
6
6
5
-3
14



Date
Did I train?
21/05/2020
Y
22/05/2020

23/05/2020

24/05/2020

25/05/2020

26/05/2020

27/05/2020

28/05/2020

29/05/2020

30/05/2020

31/05/2020


A huge spike in my level of happiness from this morning. I have also trained today. It will be interesting to see if there is an increase in my happiness tomorrow morning. Need more data.


The Subjective Happiness Scale


Hey guys, I just wanted to share the scale that I am using with ya'll so you have something to refer to when I share my results.

This is the Subjective Happiness Scale (Lepper & Lyubomirsky, 1999) and I will be using this scale to assess my happiness throughout the project.

I've found it, surprisingly, a good judge of where my head at - especially whenever it comes to answering Q2. It always give me good food for thought. It's definitely making me reflect more.