13 October 2019Mindset

Habits review: October 2019

In October 2019 I’m actively working on developing my writing and conditioning habits. I’ve also gotten more confident with my morning stretching habit.

Habits under active development

  1. 📝 Regular writing
  2. 🏋🏻‍ Conditioning sessions

📝 Regular writing

This is a recent addition. I plan to write at least 4 times a week, 30 minutes each time (anything I fancy writing about, but mostly about recent financial decisions or observations). I’m gonna form this habit while I’m travelling on the train as my journey can take anywhere between 35 to 50 minutes (even longer if there are delays). I travel twice a day, 3 or 4 days a week, so there should be plenty of time to hit my goal. I used to read or listen to music, but I’d like to develop my writing skills and actually doing it (a lot) is a key part of it.

I have been successfully doing this for about a month now, which means that I have spent at least 8 hours straight up writing!

Monthly financial summary

I already do my “accounts” monthly, but I’ve been inspired by financiallyfree.eu to share my journey with others in hopes that it helps them (I know it certainly did help me). I will also use this update as an opportunity to reflect on my current state of financial affairs and whether I need to make any changes. I think it will also be valuable to have snapshots of my financial situation as there have been cases where I’ve rearranged things or started tracking additional accounts and the “old view” is now lost.

You can find my first financial summary here.

Monthly habit reviews

I haven’t been particularly good at a regularly reflecting on my personal habits. I also want to get better at celebrating my wins as it’s all too easy to get into a down mood. By regularly tracking my progress I hope to ensure the successful adoption of habits.

This is also my first habit reviews post 🥳.

🏋🏻‍ Conditioning sessions

I have already been hitting my stretch sessions regulary and I want to up the ante by adding conditioning sessions. I’ve always wanted to learn how to do a proper handstand, so I’ve purchased a gymnasticbodies handstand course and will do this together with the Foundation One course. If I keep this up, I plan to buy Foundation Two course as well, because the leg routine in Foundation One is too easy for me.

I’ve opted for home training instead of hitting the gym as it ties in with my morning routine very nicely. I do the sessions before my morning shower, so I can shower only once a day. It also wakes me up well.

My plan is to do conditioning on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If that goes well I may add a third day, but I’m conscious not to overstretch myself.

Mastered habits

  1. 🙆🏻‍♂️ Morning stretch sessions 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

‍🙆🏻‍♂️ Morning stretch sessions

I’ve been doing them for over 2 months now and I’m confident that they are part of my regular morning routine. I don’t need to spend a lot of effort to do it and I’m very satisfied with the results - my splits and bridge have improved significantly.

Habits wishlist

After I master the habit of regular writing I’d like to take on the “Own the day” theme where one balances morning routine, evening routine, healthy eating and good exercise habits. Hopefully one for the next year.

Deividas Karžinauskas

Hey there! I'm Deividas Karžinauskas and I write about my habits, financial decisions and P2P investments.