Fighting to carpe diem

The beginning

A few days before the end of 2015, I established what I believe is a crucial basis of a successful life. At the start it was tough to adhere to with some occasional truancies from the well-chosen habits. However, I am now at a point where not doing it is abhorrent! Why do I feel this way? Simply because the benefits have a powerful impact on the happiness and productivity I obtain from the day.

Below is the routine I’ve created and optimised through non-trivial experimentation and reflection:


  1. Body sculpting (commonly known as working out) – 1 hour
  2. Shower & grooming – 30 minutes
  3. Breakfast – 30 minutes
  4. Meditation – 15 minutes
  5. Foundation – 15 minutes
  6. Reflection – 15 minutes
    • Journal 5 things I’m grateful for
    • Journal my emotions
    • Journal my experiences
  7. Strategy – 15 minutes


Since starting to make the above system an integral part of my life, I have noticed that I am always mentally enthused, emotionally calmer, spiritually serene and physically energetic throughout the day. My productivity has significantly improved as measured by the number of pomodoros I complete. I find it much easier to adhere to the rest of my schedule whilst also being more flexible and adaptable to unforeseen circumstances!

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