Dealing With Downtime

As most of you may have noticed by now, I like to relate my articles to things I actually do or think about in my real  life.  On Monday, I came down with a nasty stomach virus that forced me to leave work early.  I felt like shit, went home, and got some rest.   When I woke up I got to thinking about how being the type of guy I am, who handles a ton of shit on his plate daily, I can’t afford much downtime, but I’m also not a machine either.  Today I’ll cover my insights on why downtime is necessary, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Ignoring The Urge to Quit

 

Whether you’re about about to make that last rep, about to get that last mile in, or 20 minutes out from completing a project, there seems to be this voice telling you that “this is too hard” and “just give up.”  I’ve worked to ignore this voice and push myself harder than I ever could by grinding on and keeping things moving.  To me, that is the key to overcoming your own self doubt and unreal limitations.

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Married Monk Mode

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

-Dave Ramsey

Many of you in the Red-Pill community are probably familiar with the term Monk Mode, withdrawing from most social interactions and recreational pastimes in order to focus on completing a specific goal.  Many men have utilized this method in order to skyrocket their productivity for short bursts of time, typically anywhere from a week to a month at a time. Continue reading “Married Monk Mode”

The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1

I feel that all men need something higher than themselves to believe in.  Religion works for some guys and even though I am not part of any religion, I understand its usefulness and why it’s needed in the world. I have found that there is a modern group of people who have tried to revive pagan Norse mythology and religion in the form of Odinism.  While I do not consider myself an Odinist, I have found that their Nine Noble Values can be revamped for any guy, and specifically a red pilled father. Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1”

A Family Carved of Stone

As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to.  You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm.  When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”