Well, ironically, I have procrastinated.
This post has awakened me:
I just successfully finished a new 30-day program that involved 4 habits. Here is what I implemented:
1) Get up at 5am every single day, even though my job didn’t start until 8am. Do this even on weekends.
2) Walk 30 minutes every single day.
3) Listen to 30 minutes of an inspirational/educational audio book every single day.
4) Avoid all general news website – sites like news.yahoo.com, CNN.com, digg.com, lewrockwell.com, worldnetdaily.com, etc. I previously was spending several hours a day (mostly at work) reading through those sites. Instead, I would direct my time and attention to read sites like businessweek.com, slashdot, and this forum. These sites are much more positive and would provide a way to help avoid general news sites. This is in addition to not watching TV news, a habit I previously conquered through a 30-day trial.
OK, obviously, I am going to tweak this. I’ll include great Bible teaching/theology (though I’ll probably also do some secular success material as well). Also, I’m going cold turkey in eliminating any lurking on inquisatorial Pharisee blogs and “magazines” rather than “news” sites.
It is very tempting to add more exercise and other things. But I’m going to resist the temptation. The problem is that adding too many great goals means that you don’t actually meet any of them. I begin tomorrow and, in thirty days, I will analyze the results and then begin some new goals if I think that would be wise and helpful (prime candidates will be exercise, time with family, and reading).
So, I have restarted by goals with the three positive (5am wake-up, 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes listening) and one negative (no lurking in Hell).
And, anyone who wants, can watch my progress here.