Yesterday, I did nothing but sleep. All day and night. I only got up to eat and surf the web a few times. Yesterday, I didn’t feel like doing anything. Today I feel like a million bucks. Today I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do!
My sleep cycle has been getting messed up in the past few weeks with no regularity to what hours I go to bed. It was common for me to stay up all night and sleep all afternoon the next day. And I don’t feel well rested after that.
Starting today, I mean to reintroduce a regular schedule into my life. There’s been too many days when I don’t feel like doing anything and I think it has something to do with irregular sleep patterns and lack of deep rest.
Also, I’ve been slacking off on hitting the gym so I want to get back into the groove of working out every day for short but intense 20-30 minutes sessions. That always feels good, especially when I cap it with a visit to the sauna.
Another thing I’ve put off for far too long are the Youtube video logs and development updates I’ve been meaning to do. I think it’d be a great thing to have for posterity. If I can just treat it like any other daily habit like brushing my teeth and taking a shower, i.e. keep it low effort and low time commitment, then I should be able to maintain the habit.
Lastly, I’ve been depriving myself of any form of social life. A new club opened up only blocks away from my house. I should start going out on weekends just to get out of the house and get my jaws moving – you know, holding conversations with other human beings.
These are things I must do if I am to continue developing Deadweight to its full potential in the months to come without losing steam. A healthy set of habits and routines will go a long way in keeping me happy and productive for the long haul.
I’ve been yearning to get my game out the door quickly so I can finally move out of mom’s house and live on my own again. But I fear that in my haste I may release a half-ass game that does not reflect my very best effort. That, I cannot allow.
It’s helped to change my perspective on the matter and focus on the wonderful things I do have instead of what’s missing in my life. This morning I reflected on things I’m grateful for – a loving mom, an adorable dog, a big house in which I’m free to spend all my days doing work that I love without any financial pressure to pay living expenses for as long as I want. I shouldn’t forget what a sweet deal that is.