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The first working week has now passed. I am happy to say that I have managed to stick to my goals since the start of the thread. I think its important to remember that in the past I generally smash goals for a 1-3month period and then end up falling off the wagon, so although this is a success I need to be careful not to get too complacent.

Meditation
This is the goal that I was least confident in. I have been meditating at the start and the end of my "work day". This seems to put me in a good relaxed place to begin studying and allow me to leave all work thoughts behind at the end of the day. So far I have just been listening to random guided meditations on youtube, some are a little bit spiritual for my taste but overall it has definitely been a positive. Once I believe this is a firm habit I will definitely put the time into researching / reading more into the topic to give myself the tools to go it alone.

Study
This is going really well. Capping it at 45 minutes a day definitely makes me way more productive / focussed. I set alarms for 45 minutes and I am always surprised when it goes off. I have a study document that I am slowly adding too and reviewing along the way.

Exercise
I was always pretty confident in this being a success as I have managed to keep it as a habit for a year already. Weighed in a 95kg the other day and I would like to push to get to 100 by the end of the year (by adding 5kg of muscle). Got in 3x gym workouts and 3x home workouts.

Play
This was good if a little uneventful this week. I have not really played this low before, but I think its good whilst I focus on improving my process and making good healthy habits. I need to continue to narrate my play and think through my decisions and not rush decisions.

CFP
I am having a call with Nachos next week, I have no idea what chances I have but I am really looking forward to it nonetheless.

Thanks for reading and GL everyone!

June 24, 2022 | 2:56 p.m.

Lets hope so mate!

June 24, 2022 | 2:41 p.m.

Thanks mate, I have this on my to do list. At the moment I am just trying to build it as a habit so guided meditations on YouTube are my jam right now!

June 24, 2022 | 2:41 p.m.

GL mate look forward to following!

June 24, 2022 | 2:39 p.m.

GL mate will be following! Just started a thread here and applied to Nachos as well :)

June 21, 2022 | 12:42 p.m.

Requested my hands for the last 2 years on stars, the Party and GG hands are unfortunately lost forever! As we can see not super impressive at all, something definitely needs to change!

June 20, 2022 | 6:04 p.m.

Hey guys,

I was previously CatorMan (lost access to everything) I had one fairly long blog and a few failed attempts, we are back again in Crypto winter having semi successfully avoided the crash with an attempt to put 100% into poker.

STOP
1. Worrying about volume
2. Trying to do everything at once
3. Checking results
4. Chasing rakeback targets
5. Obsessing over small details
6. Stop playing zoom

START
1. Meditating
2. Being happy with gradual improvement
3. Looking for a community
4. Studying in short focused bursts
5. Playing in short focused bursts

These boil down pretty close to Patrick Howards article about low performers & high performers and unfortunately I think I have certainly fallen on the low performance side for the last few years. I am not going to list reasons as to why this is the case because I am a high performer now I am just going to do them. I want to simplify everything, so my day is quite well mapped out and I am not wasting mental energy on what I am doing. I really want to join a CFP and grow within a group, I have applied to Nachos but I also like the look of BrPC I think a really structured approach will massively help me and I believe I could be really successful within these groups, if the application is successful then this would probably alter a bit the rules I set myself.

1. 30 minutes of meditation daily

I have massively slept on this up until now. I have always appreciated the benefits of meditation but never made it a habit. This will change.

2. Exercise

This is something I have actually done very well at. I am currently in the best shape of my life. I want to push on and hit 3 gym workouts and at least 2 home workouts every week + Cardio.

3. 45 minutes of study per day.

This has to be focussed, very focussed. Absolutely no other distractions. It also has to be effective, focus on recurring spots that are applicable to my game. Do not get lost in the minutiae of a spot I will never play again.

4. Play 3 hours per day

This should be done in 3 separate sessions, with at least a 10 minute break between each. I will cap at 4 tables and I will always talk myself through decisions.

5. Check results monthly

I just think this is very beneficial to try to detach a bit from results and allow me to focus on the process.

6. Get off the computer outside of these hours

Outside of these times, I would like to; Read, Walk, Exercise and spend more time with people (& dog)

I am not sure how often I will update this, I don't want to force arbitrary updates of little significance. So I will do my best to provide some value or at least spend some time on the posts in this blog. I will be playing on PartyPoker under the alias: FYdufhgbwiuguf.

Thanks for those who made it this far!

June 20, 2022 | 2:39 p.m.

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