When I wrote Zero I left out a few essentials, which I’m writing down now.
There are a few things that will actually go down to zero.
- One day per week I will reduce my flexible spending down to zero
- One day per week I will reduce the food I eat down to zero
- One day per week I will reduce my computer/gadget usage to zero
- One day per week I will reduce my exercises to zero
- One day per week I will reduce my reading to zero
- One day per week I will reduce my mind to zero
Let’s go a little bit deeper into these one by one.
Reducing my flexible spending to zero should actually be quite easy.
I’ll have to plan ahead at least one day if I want something to eat,
but I usually plan ahead my shopping by a few days anyway.
Yes, I’m really reducing food to zero one day per week.
That excludes liquids, but includes coffee.
The human body is build to go without food for quite a while,
I believe it’s good to remind it of that fact now and then.
This includes everything, from checking my mail to watching a movie.
I won’t count using the computer at work, but only if it is only for work.
I’m not (yet) into exercising that much,
but having (at least) one day of rest per week is a good thing.
Why reduce the reading?
Reading is good.
Yes, it is, but reading is also the thing I goto when I don’t want to do
so by taking away the reading I’m taking away the “excuses”.
This will actually be the hardest of them all.
I won’t reduce my mind to zero for the whole day,
just for a tiny moment,
but I have no clue how to do this.
So how will I track all my zero days?
I don’t know yet,
but I guess I can do something similar to the dots.