Habits are immensely powerful. You know that already. My own system continuously changes as my world and I continuously evolves. Actions express priorities.
Many have asked what my system looks like so here is a snapshot. Hope it helps you in creating your own system:
Last Update: 2019-08
Powerlifting/strength training (4x/week heavy training for 2-3 hours + 2x/week for mobility for 20-40mins) in afternoons.
Time restricted eating (Daily). 10 hour black coffee window and 8 hour feeding window for foods
Blu-ray glasses at night (Daily). Allows melatonin build up for better sleep
Nutrition Generals: No pop, no smoking, rarely alcohol (1-2 beer per month on a non-lifting day), 4-5L of water, black coffee only, no juice, protein + fat focused meals
Nutrition Daily: Brunch is light(i.e. almonds, smoothie, clean-complex-low carbs) for focus. Dinner is heavy (i.e. comfort, Italian) for sleep & recovery.
Drug of choice: I love pastries, waffles, pancakes. Sugar is the enemy. A battle I lose here and there.
Cold showers (Daily at 2min+).
Sauna (2-4x/week at 20mins after heavy training).
Facetime with parents (Weekly). Maintain Korean fluency.
Phone: Airplane mode in mornings. No social media. No notifications.
Quarterly 2-week retreat. Review + Strategy.
Batching Operations for OMD Ventures: Sunday
3 Hour morning deep work (daily)
Video calls 1 day/week
Podcast recordings 2 days/week
Outgoing meetings afternoon timeslots 4 days/week
Incoming meetings moved to emails interaction.
Finance Budgeting (Weekly).
Investing (Touch it as little as possible). Long-only public equities. <10 holdings. Intelligent investing a-la Charlie Munger style.
Spending: Amex cobalt credit card Canada. 5% back on 80% of my spending (i.e. dining/groceries). Convert points for free hotels when I travel. EQ bank for 2.3% savings on cash for bond-like returns.
Shopping: Books. Don’t need most things. Own 8 identical t-shirts and 4 identical sweaters I rotate through.
Journal (Daily: Morning + Night + 10 ideas). Prep myself for the morning and night. Also keep track of all random thoughts. Reviewed monthly.
Morning pages. Per the Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. 750 words digitally (equates to 3 pages).
Write (Daily, 1-hour). Writing is thinking.
Reading (Daily, min. 10pgs per day for 2 books/month). I ask myself: “Did I read enough today?”
Daily Learning. Listening, watching, reading, or conversing on something that will make me healthy, wealthy or wise for the weekly newsletter
No social media on phone (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat)