An in depth look at how basic acts of self-care improve creativity and productivity.
This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn't spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially after the whirlwind that was yesterday, but at least it was a fun whirlwind. Which … Continue reading [Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist
Tonight was nuts so I didn't get to finish my fitness post. So Today's check in will be a simple acknowledgement that sometimes life happens and shit just doesn't get done 🙂 Let's begin. These are the promises I kept to myself: Exercise at home Write a Fitness Post Program for at least an hour … Continue reading [Day 8][Reflection]: So Dumb That It Makes Me Smile
There is something magical about beginnings and the first day of things. The optimism of what you will accomplish, untarnished by the wear and tear of doing the work necessary day after day. I had high expectations of myself but, when you haven't been writing consistently for a long time it's kind of tiring to … Continue reading [Day 7][Reflection]: Simplify Simplify
I've figured it out! I don't know about god, but the brain certainly works in mysterious ways when it comes to revelations. I had mine at 4 AM after a night of photography, drinks, dancing, and birthday celebrations. Last night I volunteered to take pictures at my friend's Birthday party. It was quite the affair and … Continue reading [Day 5][Step-by-Step]: What do you Do About a Change That You Desire but Can’t Commit to?
Everything was good until last night when I got hung up writing my last post (oh the irony). That triggered a chain reaction that ended with me staying up and working past 11pm. In fact then I went to bed half past midnight. Tired, anxious but not really ashamed--because I got a ton of things done. … Continue reading [Day 2]: “Tired, anxious but not really ashamed. “
I know there's a billion articles that evangelize self-care, positive thinking, and optimism, but to be honest--optimism and being positive can be F***ing Toxic sometimes. In the beginning of building any new habit or developing a process the biggest concern are temptations--which do exactly what you would expect. But after temptations are conquered there comes … Continue reading [Day 1]: “Optimism and Positivity Can be F***ing Toxic”
Today was supposed to be "Day 1" of a brand new daily routine but like so many others, the change I'm looking for it seems is going to begin with disappointment. Not the "didn't get that salary bump" sort of disappointment. More like realizing how many times you will have to hear an alarm clock … Continue reading [Day 0]: “Everything here feels like it should’ve been gotten rid of yesterday.”
How to avoid the pitfalls and the pain of negativism.