Our life is a collection of single one after the other events. The life we choose to live is determined by how we choose to spend each day.

Do you think it is easy to be me? I'm not so sure you can follow me, living exactly as I do. Instead to explain I will show you my average day and I invite you to be with me.

3:30 am - I woke up, it's Monday. Last night I went to sleep at 10 pm and I had enough sleep, I got up fully rested. I put eye drops in my eyes, had a first strong, morning coffee, smoked a cigarette, checked emails and read news on the net.

When I fully awoke I made a bed. For me it is very important morning routine to make a perfect bed. My bedroom door is always open and from the living room I and everybody else, can see it.

For most of my life, I lived almost unconsciously. I was doing things but made little or no effort to make aware of the present. Instead, my days simply came and went away. I wasted them until I learned to be awake.

Over the past few years, my views have changed. I have begun to count each day as an important gift. I have started to embrace each day as an opportunity to see who am I, what are my desires, where they're leading me and what is really that I want.

Every day I try to see my dreams, goals, and hopes. These things are making us to be human beings but also they are a great source of our sufferings in this world.

5:15 am - I made an early morning breakfast - an apple with orange and I made another cup of coffee.

The food we put into our mouth is the fuel on which our body runs. Be wise to make sure it is the right kind of fuel at every meal. I eat several times a day, 3 to 4 times, small quantity meals. 

In any case I am not paying attention to  the healthy food, I eat what I like. I still have a large belly, probably from bread, pasta and of course, beer. My stomach fat drives me crazy although my body weight is between 91 and 92 kg (around 201 pounds). I am tall, 191 cm (6'3') and this body weight is considered as normal.

According to recent studies, people who exercise regularly report to be happier, calmer, and better equipped to handle daily events. Interestingly enough, the study seemed to indicate these benefits were experienced on a day-to-day basis, which means you can begin to experience them today by choosing to exercise just 20 minutes. 

My daily routine is much stricter. I do Ashtanga Yoga 45 minutes and every second day, I go to gym for additional 20 minutes of .heavy lifting. What can I say, it is not easy doing this alone. A great motivation is needed and I find it in this blog, in my friends and in the beginning of promising relationship.

7:30 am - Ashtanga Yoga Half Primary Series. I start yoga practice between 7 and 8 am and go to gym in the afternoon.

Half Primary series is a short form of the Full Primary Ashtanga yoga series (it takes me around 45 minutes to finish). In Half Primary I practice all the seated postures till Navasana. Then I finish with the entire Closing Sequence starting from back bending including shoulder-stand and head-stand.

Ashtanga Yoga is considered to be the hardest form of yoga posture practice in the world, because it demands a full participation of attention, breath, core strength and flexibility.

9:00 am - I logged in at work. Working from home since March last year. I may go to the office one or two days per week starting next year but that is still unclear.

Before the COVID pandemic, working from home seemed like a privilege that some got to do, it was not for everyone. Now, I'm working from home because my employer mandated COVID safety requirements.

Working from home sounds like a good deal, if you've imagined simply rolling out of bed and arriving at your office in moments, without the hassles of first making yourself presentable and then commuting to a workplace with a boss and colleagues who may drive you crazy.

In reality, though, work from home has its downside. It's this feeling of being "lonely," as is typically assumed, the feeling of boredom where every day is just like one before it. I miss chat, social interaction and smoking with my friends outside. 

10:15 am - I was feeling hungry so I had a breakfast, just peace of cheese pie and yogurt. 

11:30 am - It was a nap time. I went to bed and slept until 1 PM. I use lunch time at work to get some sleep. 

While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, adult naps generally tend to be less frequent. I get up early so I need to have sleep during a day, about 7 to 8 hours after waking.

I read that this type of napping makes you more alert, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. Mid-day sleep is called a "power nap", makes you more patience reducing cortisone making you less stressed, give you a better reaction time, increased learning, makes you more efficiency, and overall better health.

I finished my work day around 5:30 pm. It was a difficult day. A lot of serious meetings that required my entire attention. By 5 pm I was drained from energy and I was so tired. I took a cup of coffee to get me back but it did not worked.

I ate a dinner around 6 pm, some dried meet, sausages and salads. I felt much better. 

6:40 pm - I went to gym in my condo being still tired. I did 3 series 10 repetitions for arms, shoulders and chests. I have nice shoulders but what the heck when my stomach fat destroys everything. I really don't know how to get rid of belly fat.

Now is 7:30 pm, I am relaxed and I will take shower and prepare myself for a beer night. I will go at 9 to MK to meet my friends and have 3 or 4 beers. I will be back home around midnight. 

My friends, you have seen my daily routine, thank you for being with me. I have described my life as it was today, tomorrow may be slightly different but this is it.