Today I have completed 30 days of Nofap. Though this is not my longest streak but this is certainly the cleanest streak so far. I haven’t peeked and haven’t entertained any lustful thought even for a moment.
I believe this is the right time for me to take the next step. Now I need to perform certain actions everyday and work hard to achieve the things I always wanted.
I am 28 already and there’s a huge pressure for marriage. But I want my best version to marry. Hence I want to take my time, not just complete my reboot but also achieve the things which I define as success. I am preparing this diary to announce my targets, track my daily progress and be accountable to fellow warriors here.
My short term goal:
I always wanted to be at top of my industry. Being an software professional I have figured out certain key things that I need to do before the end of the year:
Prepare for webMethods interview
This is one of the software tools used in e-commerce domain. I need to be an expert in this tool to command a really great salary.
Hours Required : (2 weeks , daily 2 hours)
Prepare to become a teacher of webMethods
As they say a single source of income is just next to unemployability. Hence I have a planned to teach the same software tool to freshers entering the industry. This will not only help me raise some money but also help in my interview preparation.
Hour required : (4 weeks , daily 2 hours)
Complete the Cloud computing course
Cloud computing is the next big thing in IT sector. Gaining these skill early in career can go a long way. I had enrolled in a very expensive online course. I have been doing well so far but now I want to be a topper in this course. Hence I would be studying hard daily to really excel and be at the top of my industry.
Hours Required : 2-3 hours daily till January
AI/ML course completion
This is not on priority but definitely good to have. If I can get even an hour everyday it would be great.
Apart from studies, I need to have a sound health and sound mind. Over the course of nofap I have inculcated certain good habits. I need to make sure that I am not losing any of those habits.
I learnt was Shambhavi Kriya from Isha Foundation. I have been practicing this almost daily. Now I need to make sure that I don’t miss any day going forward.
I learnt Sudarashan Kriya from Art of Living foundation. I need to make sure I do this daily as well. It gives a burst of energy and keeps me active throughout.
A certain amount of physical exercise is very crucial. I have observed in absence of this laziness kicks in and destroys the entire day. So I need to do something everyday be it walking or 15-20 minutes of exercise but I need to perspire everyday.
10 minutes of Balayam daily
The simple exercise for hairs.
Reading Geeta or any other book everyday
Have bought this book. Will be reading few pages daily:
So including everything my daily routine should look something like this everyday:
- wake up by 4:00 AM
- Oil Pulling
- Study 2 hours in the morning
- Cold Shower
- Complete Shambhavi Kriya, Sudarshan Kriya and Shirshashan
- Complete office assignemnts till 5
- Quick Workout for 15-20 minutes
- Worship (chanting Gayatri Mantras)
- Reading Gita
- Have dinner before 7:30 PM
- study again for 2 hours
- Reflect on the day
- Sleep by 10:30
- Drink 3+ litres of water
This list looks overwhelming but I am determined to implement this every single day from right now. The only way to implement it religiously is to enjoy this process and not to take this as a burden. I need to stay happy and blissful and remind myself that this pain is going to help a lot in long run.
I am certain that with the tremendous blessing of Krishna and my gurus I will be able to undo my bad karma and perform some really great karma which will change my destiny in several ways and clear the path to Mukti
Concluding with this great Sanskrit Shloka:
प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः ।
प्रारभ्य विघ्नविकृता विरमन्ति मध्याः ।
विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरति प्रतिहन्यमानाः ।
प्रारभ्य चोत्तमजना न परित्यजन्ति ॥
Most people never start any work being apprehensive of hindrances; the mediocre ones, commence work but abandon it on encountering difficulties. But the superior people notwithstanding repeated hindrances, never give it up.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare