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Learning To Stop Oversleeping And Wasting My Day!

Dive: Break Diver - Habit Breaker
Description: Has broken a bad habit
Level: Level 1
Level Requirements: Has reached Day 7 of a 21-day habit-breaker program, formal or personal
Certified On: Jan 2, 2023

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Gay Mare  Capones

Name: Gay Mare Capones Break Diving Level: Recruit Number of Certified Dives: 2 From: Philippines In: Philippines

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

My mission is to practice a habit of having an empty mind when waking up.  I will develop the habit of "thinking" what are my priorities to be done in that day.

I decided to pursue this a while back, but I broke that habit last July.  Lately, its not that much of a habit anymore and there is a laziness I feel when waking up.  I need to break my "oversleeping or waking up late" habit so that I build a new habit that can lead me into good time management.  Also, wasting time is not a good thing to practice since I am a lady who has a lot to do.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

It took me two months and three weeks to accomplish the breaking of this bad habit last July.  A bad habit cannot be taken away in just a minute--I need to perform some observations of myself, determine what tasks I have to accomplish, and I needed to "Think" of a better way to accomplish my plans smoothly.   It was a daily challenge.  Now, in 2023, I am continuing to reform that good habit.  I've been writing down the negative habits and the positive habits in a step by step process to sort out how best to improve my performance into a balanced performance.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

The hardest part of me is that when I sleep late, that's the part that can affect my body in the morning.  In other words, "It's hard to wake up early" or "It's hard to keep waking up early", and "It's hard not to oversleep".   The weather we have here in my place, it's rainy and cold, which makes waking up early and not oversleeping harder.  But because of dedication and pushing myself, and because I did it once before, I know I can do it again and surpass these challenges.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

The easiest part is when I really can't sleep until dawn, I won't sleep. Instead, I just get up and think what else I need to do. In addition, my alarm clock wakes me up, and that is easy, but it's also easy to push the snooze alarm.  But instead, I learned to simply get up as soon as the alarm goes off, because it was my habit.  I am going to start doing that again.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

My advice is do the experiment and observation daily until you manage to practice the habit and until you break the bad habit you had before.  I know I can do it again this time, because I did it last year.  But I also realize that it's easy to go back to the old bad habit.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

Here are some great resources I recommend.

Resource 1: Harvard business review - Bolder vision, Strong purpose. I can recommend this because its worth reading & can help you formulate ideas on how to improve.

Resource 2: Habit and happiness: habit change and accountability group - You're not just building habits, you're building a lifestyle.

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7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

Before I had this idea to improve my habits, I noticed that I was becoming more and more lazy to get myself out of the bed. 

I would always say and think, "Oh, it's still early."  So I would set my alarm clock for another 15 minutes or 30 minutes more to take a nap. That is my hilarious (and bad) habit. 

At night, now I always talk to my mind, "Please wake up early tomorrow, adjust my waking up time to 4:30" but its still the same routine.   I am trying to tell my brain what to do.  Now I will start to observe if there are changes. Day by day, I will record my waking habits in order to be more productive. Time is a ticking bomb. Being busy the whole day, and then I don't notice the time has passed, and then boom: its dark already. 

Each time I wake up late, I realize my future will be hurt if this bad habit continues.  What if I have a child?  I cannot be like this waking up late all the time with a child.  What if I have an early morning job?  

So breaking this bad habit is extremely important to me.

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

This a copy of my log in and log out schedule for work.  When I am waking up on time, I am able to get to work on time.

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes, because we can't accept laziness, so I need to be conscious,  especially when waking up.  Time flies so fast, so 8 hours is not enough free time during the day to do all of my tasks and to complete my to-do list.  If I learn to stop oversleeping and stop using the snooze button I know I can reach my dreams.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Gay Mare Capones is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Break Diver - Habit Breaker - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 105

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