I didn’t really realize it before my accident, but I had spent years building up momentum on my motivation train. I had built many personal habits and systems that enabled me to get 7-10 hours of highly productive work in a day plus usually an hour of high intensity exercise. Even my leisure time was usually productive – reading, programming, or playing chess.
After my accident, I had to spend two weeks in the hospital and another week and a half at home so far. It seems that many of my habits have been derailed – like I have been watching lots of stupid Youtube videos or reading crappy online articles on my phone. I am unable to exercise much and my quad now looks like it is slumped in.
Habits I need to rebuild:
- No phone in the bedroom
- No food unless I am eating it at my desk working
- When I first wake up, I need to go straight to my desk to work
- Every day, do the best workout I can within my knee limitations.
- Set goals that are small and achievable and begin to build momentum