100 Days Of Meditation (Round 1)

Main Commitment: I will meditate every day.

Start Date: 2019-02-03

Background

I want to train diffused attention to decrease stress level. I do not want to focus more because narrow-focus increases a lot of stress I cannot tolerate. Another goal is to absorbed myself in the surrounding.

Milestones

  1. 1 Day (Day 1: 2019-02-03 Sunday)
  2. 7 Days (Day 7: 2019-03-28 Thursday)
  3. 30 Days
  4. 60 Days
  5. 90 Days
  6. 100 Days

Some important additional considerations

  • Don’t skip two days in a row, and try not to skip more than 1 day in 2 weeks.

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**Time spent**:

**Today's Progress (achievements and frustrations)**:

**Thoughts and Emotions:**

**Tomorrow's plan**

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Log

Day 1: 2019-02-03 Sunday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Tried different meditation apps

Thoughts and Emotions:

I like RelaxMeditation and Oak apps.

RelaxMeditation has very long music.

Oak has body-scan meditation.


Day 2: 2019-02-04 Monday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Oak once
  • RelaxMeditation as background music

Thoughts and Emotions:

Initially, when using RelaxMeditation as background music, I felt good. After very long, I felt boring.


Day 3: 2019-03-24 Sunday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed

Thoughts and Emotions:

Recently, I read several books about neuroscience. I am motivated by the goal of improving the brain.

Most of the activity of a person in one day is controlled by unconsciousness, i.e., habit. I want to develop meditation to be a habit. I waked up for one hour this morning and resumed sleeping. During the wake-up time, the brain produced alpha brainwave, which contains both conscious and unconscious stages. It is easier to develop habits to be that stage. I made use of this stage to make meditation a habit this morning


Day 4: 2019-03-25 Monday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed

Thoughts and Emotions:

Continue to develope a habit of meditation.


Day 5: 2019-03-26 Tuesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Thoughts and Emotions:

Continue to develope a habit of meditation.


Day 6: 2019-03-27 Wednesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Thoughts and Emotions:

Continue to develope a habit of meditation.

I realized how I developed meditation in middle school.

I have to recite knowledge in middle school. While lying in bed, I recalled the things in the mind. When distracted, I gently move the attention back.

The same thing happened to think about difficult mathematics problems lying in bed before sleep in college.


Day 7: 2019-03-28 Thursday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Recite the prefrontal cortex in the brain in bed

Day 8: 2019-03-29 Friday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator
  • Recite the limbic system in the brain in bed
  • Recite the limbic system in the brain while walking

Thoughts and Emotions:

I meditated in a new elevator.


Day 9: 2019-03-30 Saturday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Thoughts and Emotions:

I can think of meditation automatically when I take an eluevator. It can means I develop the habit of meditation in elevators.


Day 10: 2019-03-31 Sunday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Day 11: 2019-04-01 Monday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Day 12: 2019-04-02 Tuesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Thoughts and Emotions:

I started a 16-min meditation program. I fell asleep in the middle. It is so great.


Day 13: 2019-04-03 Wednesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator

Thoughts and Emotions:

I started a 16-min meditation program. I fell asleep in the middle. It is so great.


Day 14: 2019-04-10 Wednesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation in the elevator
  • Meditation of recitation

Thoughts and Emotions:

Recitation is one kind of meditations.


Day 15: 2019-04-11 Thursday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation of recitation

Day 16: 2019-04-12 Friday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed
  • Meditation of recitation

Day 17: 2019-04-14 Sunday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation of recitation
    • 故天将降大任于斯人也,必先苦其心志,劳其筋骨,饿其体肤,空乏其身,行拂乱其所为,所以动心忍性,曾益其所不能。
    • 积土成山,风雨兴焉;积水成渊,蛟龙生焉;积善成德,而神明自得,圣心备焉。故不积跬步,无以至千里;不积小流,无以成江海。骐骥一跃,不能十步;驽马十驾,功在不舍。锲而舍之,朽木不折;锲而不舍,金石可镂。蚓无爪牙之利,筋骨之强,上食埃土,下饮黄泉,用心一也。蟹六跪而二螯,非蛇鳝之穴无可寄托者,用心躁也。

Thoughts and Emotions:

These are two of my favorite old chinese sentences. I recited them a lot in mind. Today I recited in a written form.


Day 18: 2019-04-16 Tuesday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation of recitation
    • 合抱之木,生于毫末:九层之台,起于累土;千里之行,始于足下
    • 故天将降大任于斯人也,必先苦其心志,劳其筋骨,饿其体肤,空乏其身,行拂乱其所为,所以动心忍性,曾益其所不能。
    • 积土成山,风雨兴焉;积水成渊,蛟龙生焉;积善成德,而神明自得,圣心备焉。故不积跬步,无以至千里;不积小流,无以成江海。骐骥一跃,不能十步;驽马十驾,功在不舍。锲而舍之,朽木不折;锲而不舍,金石可镂。蚓无爪牙之利,筋骨之强,上食埃土,下饮黄泉,用心一也。蟹六跪而二螯,非蛇鳝之穴无可寄托者,用心躁也。
    • 山不在高,有仙则名。水不在深,有龙则灵。斯是陋室,惟吾德馨。苔痕上阶绿,草色入帘青。谈笑有鸿儒,往来无白丁。可以调素琴,阅金经。无丝竹之乱耳,无案牍之劳形。南阳诸葛庐,西蜀子云亭。孔子云:何陋之有?

Thoughts and Emotions:

The freqency of recalling the sentences increases. I am very happy to notice it.


Day 19: 2019-04-19 Friday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation of recitation
    • 合抱之木,生于毫末:九层之台,起于累土;千里之行,始于足下
    • 故天将降大任于斯人也,必先苦其心志,劳其筋骨,饿其体肤,空乏其身,行拂乱其所为,所以动心忍性,曾益其所不能。
    • 积土成山,风雨兴焉;积水成渊,蛟龙生焉;积善成德,而神明自得,圣心备焉。故不积跬步,无以至千里;不积小流,无以成江海。骐骥一跃,不能十步;驽马十驾,功在不舍。锲而舍之,朽木不折;锲而不舍,金石可镂。蚓无爪牙之利,筋骨之强,上食埃土,下饮黄泉,用心一也。蟹六跪而二螯,非蛇鳝之穴无可寄托者,用心躁也。
    • 山不在高,有仙则名。水不在深,有龙则灵。斯是陋室,惟吾德馨。苔痕上阶绿,草色入帘青。谈笑有鸿儒,往来无白丁。可以调素琴,阅金经。无丝竹之乱耳,无案牍之劳形。南阳诸葛庐,西蜀子云亭。孔子云:何陋之有?

Day 20: 2019-05-04 Saturday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed

Thoughts and Emotions:

If I do not meditate when waking up during the night, then I will play video games. It is bad.


Day 21 2019-05-05 Sunday

Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):

  • Meditation in bed

Thoughts and Emotions:

Even if I meditate when waking up during the night, I still sleep until 11 a.m. My sleep cycle is still not satisfying.


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