The illusion of time. Have you heard someone talk about how they want to do more of X or improve Y… then they shrug it off with those magic words – I don’t have enough “time” and say I wish I had more time. Shortly after you see them end up playing Pokemon GO, surfing the social web (Facebook, Instagram etc), or Netflixing. Sure, not enough time.
I always say actions over words (actions > words), talk is cheap. If anyone wants to do something they will – please ditch the lip service. Stop and take a look at your goals and your life. Are you truly serious about them? If not, either delete them and save yourself the headache and heartache, or get serious about them and spend two hours this weekend planning out how you’ll achieve something meaningful. If you’re not willing to spend hours and hours on this, then see the question above.
Very few people are serious about their goals or life. They both fade away like memories. I get asked by many people about forex trading and where to start. Sometimes I give pointers but no one is willing to do the work (It’s amusing to see, this is always the first soft test.). They expect a magic solution or the coveted ‘Holy Grail’ trading system. It’s definitely not like that, you have to do the work. There are dreamers and there are doers. You can be both, but most people aren’t. Being a dreamer and not a doer is the kiss of death. Ideas don’t execute themselves and life waits for no one. Stop talking and start doing.
Remember – little by little, a little becomes a lot.
Ever since I got started on with Intermittent Fasting, I have been experimenting with different eating windows. Typically I will be doing a 16 hour window of none eating, then an 8 hour window of eating. It’s amazing, how much I used to eat (overeat much?). Recently, I bumped into a friend who does 3 day water fasts, and that really perked my interest. I did research and found out it was a common fasting time, and even Tim Ferris does them. To build my way in I decided to start with 24 hour water fasts.
I thought I would not be able to do them (go mind power!?), but how easy have they been? SUPER. It’s only an extra 8 hours to the normal 16 / 8 intermittent fasting. I have completed 2 so far. One was on a business trip to Hong Kong and the other was when I was chilling out in Thailand.
What are the after effects of a 24 hour water fast?
- I feel super refreshed.
- Again, like the intermittent fasting, makes me realise how much less food I need to get going on in life.
- Zero hunger “attacks”.
- A senses of ‘lightness’. (Wishy washy I know, but try one and you’ll understand).
NOTE – since you will be drinking lots of water, you will naturally be heading to the loo more.
I will be carrying on with this sporadic 24 hour water fasts and will be adding a 3 day fast in the future. They are more challenging to plan as you have to block out time away from social commitments, dinners, lunches etc.
BBC Documentary on Intermittent Fasting
Here’s a good documentary on Intermittent Fasting by Michael Mosley “East, Fast, and Live Longer” https://vimeo.com/170735109 also an article he wrote on the BBC website The power of intermittent fasting. Highly recommended.
Find my beginnings of 16/8 Intermittent fasting at the following links: Intermittent Fasting Trial 16/8 – Day 4 , Intermittent Fasting Trial 16/8 – Day 8 and 16/8 Intermittent Fasting – Day 29.
P.S. OH. People are asking why the sea view picture? 1, This is about water fasting and 2, I miss chilling by the sea.
P.P.S. Disclaimer, this is not a recommendation and I am not a doctor and do not know your individual health situation. So before thinking of doing any form of fast, do consult a doctor / a health specialist.