It’s back today.
No more kefir, no more yogurt, no more cultured foods, they seem to cause a histamine reaction that results in bizarre itching and brain fog, so I’m giving them up.
I seem to not do well with bulletproof coffee in its typical form, but I do like to blend coffee, 3 eggs, and 2 tbsp Brain Octane oil (C-8 MCT) I think this works pretty well for me for breakfast.
Lunch butter and coconut oil in mixed vegetables, MCT oil and vinegar on salad
Dinner grass fed beef cooked in coconut oil, with some marinara, mustard, onion, coconut oil, a bit of “organic” ketchup haha
after dinner, do I need serious carbs? like Haagen Daazs? Time will tell!
Encounter a challenge
Emotion Ensues (optional? necessary?)
Tackle the challenge
Now it’s not so tough
I am going to try reading after work, and practicing in the morning.
Reasons why this might be effective:
Focus in the morning directed towards practicing
Too tired after work?
Need to make sure to carve out after work time and ensure that reading happens
Reading could get me too wired before bed?
I will try it and see how it works!
Jim Rohn’s philosophy of life being like the seasons has really had a big impact on my life. As I interpret it:
Peace time and Battle.
During peace, focus on training for battle, you know its coming. Emphasize renewal and analysis.
During battle, all energy shall be channeled into performance. Emphasize recovery and reflection.
It isn’t really possible to completely isolate aspects of life from each other. If some parts of your life are going well, that will inform your daily reality just as challenges and issues of life will have an effect, subtle or profound. It is important therefore to tend diligently to all aspects of one’s life, even those that may seem far removed from one’s goals and ambitions, as failures or lack of excellence in any small part of life can infect and have a potentially disastrous impact on the rest of the system.
In the same vein, the pursuit of excellence in any aspect of life will begin to feed the system and proliferate excellence throughout, good news!
I will play my jazz patterns, an activity I really enjoy, in the morning. This gives it a clear deadline, for example 7-8 AM.
I place activities that are less intrinsically enjoyable, such as parade sequences, later in the day, and institute a self-imposed finishing time like “when I’ve run through it all once, that’s it for the day”.
In May 2014 I’ll begin my terminal leave from the Army. I plan to live at home with my parents for 2 months, and in July I plan to move to Nashville, where I intend to go to Belmont University in September. I will want to get a reliable source of income to cover my living expenses, while maintaining time freedom to pursue gigging opportunities, in the aim of eventually not needing a part time job, especially while studying at university. I will also join the Nashville National Guard band.
That’s my superpower
-Write it out and keep playing the song to a click until it’s completely memorized.
-listen to the song a lot, weaning yourself off the written chart
The only way I was able to become independent of these cues was to learn how to play the songs without any music, just the drums all the way through. If you can play the song all the way through without any other instruments to rely on then you KNOW you have it down.