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“I Sleep Two Hours Per Day”- Month Two

thought provoking polyphasic sleep I Sleep Two Hours Per Day  Month Two

GOAL : 56 hours sleep for February 2010

ACTUAL: 57 hours sleep for February 2010

You remember all that stuff I said about January being the hardest month (the last week especially)? Well, throw that out the window; February is by far the worst Dymaxion Sleep month I’ve ever had. And again, all the thanks goes to one thing, my social life.

February was filled with showcases, performances, and classes to teach. At first my whole flexible schedule thing worked out, and I finally thought I was able to have a social life and sleep two hours day (ain’t I stupid). I guess my social life has a thing against my sleep habits; I had back to back shows, back to back classes, back to back meetings, and anything else back to back.

I found myself sometimes not skipping one nap but two! If you ever practised polyphasic sleeping, especially Uberman or Dymaxion like me, then you’ll understand the importance of what I just said. Continue Reading →

How I Read 21 Books Every Week

thought provoking audio books read speed How I Read 21 Books Every Week

I read about 21 books per week.
I’m able to do this buy combining four things:
  • Audio Books
  • Speed Listening
  • Speed Reading
  • Polyphasic Sleep

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I Chase Excitement; Not Happiness.

thought provoking breakdancer I Chase Excitement; Not Happiness.

Do you know what will make you happy for the next ten years? How ’bout five? four? three?!

If you’re anything like me, then you’ll truthfully answer no (if you’re not, then you’ll lie and say yes). None of us can predict what will make us happy in the years ahead of us. How could we?! We live in a constantly changing world where we experience new and fascinating things every single day. Look at the divorce rate, a lot of people thought they would be happy forever right? Look at the economy, a lot of people thought they were financially set for life right? In fact, look at yourself right now, did you know yesterday that you would be sitting there reading this? No matter how hard we try to foresee the future, at the end of the day we’re all ‘just human’. Continue Reading →

FAQ About My Ubervegan Lifestyle

last vegan FAQ About My Ubervegan Lifestyle

Today’s post is extra special. Today’s post is the last Ubervegan post. Yup, the last one. I’m not quitting, or changing my diet, it’s just that I have nothing more to really add every month other than “I ate the odd food here or there”. And, I’m not going to turn this ‘series’ into a “How to cook and eat vegan” type of series, there are enough of those online.

For the last ubervegan post, I thought it fitting if I answered some of the main questions I get from people. So I conducted a self-interview: Continue Reading →

“I Sleep Two Hours Per Day”- Month One

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Brief intro

It’s been a while hasn’t it. I haven’t updated Dymaxion sleep posts in two-three weeks now. All on purpose though.

As you may have noticed, this is not my main focus on dancePROOF. I’d much rather write something to do with personal development, or love, or society, or something else thought provoking. Something that has to do with me helping people out (and not talking about myself). Thus I decided that I will write an update on my Dymaxion sleeping habits every first Monday of every month.

I also have a confession to make. I haven’t been so anal-retentive about the whole “keeping perfect track of everything I do”. You can’t blame me though, I’ve been busy. Performances to perform, schools to teach, family to take care of, business to handle, and the oh so familiar “money issues” to take care of. As you can probably see I haven’t updated my Flickr photos or my Twitter updates in about two-three weeks as well. To all those that continued to check in on them, disappointed daily due to my lack of posting, I apologize. January was a hectic month.

So here’s to February. Here’s to me finally making a “flexible” schedule so that I don’t fuck up again, and let people down. And here’s to me actually talking about what you came here for, Dymaxion sleep.

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“I Sleep Two Hours Per Day”- Week Two

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GOAL : 14 hours sleep per week

PROGRESS: 14.5 hours sleep this week

This week turned out to be much better than last week. Although, if you take into account the first few days in, you would have never noticed. If you saw my Twitter updates you would have noticed that I went through a rough patch where I felt like “screeching monkeys were in my head having a loudest screeching monkey contest”… basically ONE BIG HEADACHE. Due to this I overslept two of my first naps by 15 minutes adding 30 more minutes to my goal of 14 hours. My only times oversleeping. I kept going though, and life got better. Noting my earlier progress from week one, I can say I fixed most of the mistakes I had. For example:

  • I no longer sleep on beds

This was weird at first, but I got used to it. Stupid mistake I made the first few times was sleeping on my arm. After waking up I always felt like blood had rushed to them. I can describe to you the fun I had in turning off alarms while feeling as if my arms were balloons, but I won’t. Continue Reading →

Ubervegan Lifestyle Update #2: The Setting Of A Habit

Fingered Citron Ubervegan Lifestyle Update #2: The Setting Of A Habit

December was the best month I’ve had so far. I also discovered how to use fingered citron (pictured above) to make salads taste better, which was… an experience in itself.

Here’s the list of things I ate outside of the diet/lifestyle; Continue Reading →

“I Sleep Two Hours Per Day”- Week One

sleeping dog I Sleep Two Hours Per Day  Week One

GOAL : 14 hours sleep per week

PROGRESS: 22.5 hours sleep this week

Yup, I slept 8.5 hours more than what I wanted. But to make myself feel better I deducted that that comes down to 3.21428571 hours of sleep per day this week. Which if you think about it is better than all but two of the schedules (Uberman, and this one, Dymaxion). I’m not going to stop aiming for that two hours though. In fact I could have made it if it wasn’t for a few mistakes…

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“I Sleep Two Hours Per Day”- Intro

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The INTRO

It seems as if I have once again decided to inflict more harm (self-discipline really) onto myself in the name of I-dunno-what (something provocative). I’ve decided that on top of being Ubervegan I’m going to be sleeping two hours a day. Yup, TWO HOURS A DAY, for at least three months (aiming for a full year).

Now, you may be wondering just how the f**k I’m going to live on two hours sleep per day for three months. The answer is simple really: through polyphasic sleeping. See “normal” people (referring to the majority) practice what is known as monophasic sleeping which more or less means “sleeping one time per day”. From this you can deduct that “biphasic” sleepers sleep twice per day, “triphasic” thrice per day, and “polyphasic” more than thrice.

Polyphasic sleepers usually go through five phases (the humor comes from realizing that they resemble the five stages of grief):

  1. Pre-polyphasic phase (denial)- The soon to be polyphasic sleeper is extremely excited about final getting to master time and space, they “knew something like this HAD to exist”. Imagining all the things they will do with their new found extra time their blood pressure continues to rise.
  2. Infected-pre-zombie phase (anger)- The polyphasic sleeper has began their nap schedules, was doing fine, but is now feeling the effects of sleep deprivation arriving.
  3. Changing-into-zombie phase (bargaining)- the polyphasic sleeper now starts to desperately try everything to stay awake (picture someone chugging a whole case of red bull), even though they realize that things are slowly getting worse and worse.
  4. Zombie phase (depression)- The polyphasic sleeper is now defeated. Now resembling a zombie (drooping arms/shoulders, slow paced, bloodshot/puffy eyes, murmured speech, etc.) they are drained of all energy and are only waking up from their naps by pure instinct.
  5. Defeat phase (acceptance)- The polyphasic sleeper now believes that everything they read/heard was a lie, they “knew nobody could live on two hours of sleep per day”, and soon accept that they need sleep. They now proceed to take that 8-24 hour nap they’ve been desperately craving for.

…Wait, what? The outcome is a failure? Why the f**k do this then? Are you a masochist now Arsène? Continue Reading →

Ubervegan Lifestyle Update #1: Abuse Taken Too Far

IMG 1243 2 Ubervegan Lifestyle Update #1: Abuse Taken Too Far

I know a lot of y’all have been waiting for this; MY UBERVEGAN UPDATE (the crowd cheers)! It’s been so long since my last update (about two months ago) and a lot of things have happened in the meantime though. I might as well start from the beginning.

One of the first things that I did after the last update was that I coined the term “ubervegan” (yup, I know, it’s a little self-obsessed but if more people decide to become healthier and practice this I want to at least get credit for being one of the first people on the diet). Continue Reading →