Day 5: Letting go

What habit is it that I should let go of, so that it can be replaced by a good habit?

Excuses.

I’m letting go of the patience for all of these excuses.

People have told me I am too kind. Yes that is probably not a very humble statement. I don’t actually consider myself that kind. For me, I am just normal. I get hurt, I get angry, I confront whoever or whatever that is that has made me angry, then I forgive. Remember the saying “forgiven but not forgotten”? Well apparently I am also very forgetful.

On second thought, that’s probably not a bad habit to get rid of. But I do feel some frustration and latent anger when this is said to me as a quality I have that becomes too much of a negative. So, should I be inconsiderate, just because I could? Mind you, I think I still get the job done. I’m not ineffective, nor am I a pushover. I just may not be thinking in the exact same way as you do. And that’s okay, we are all different.

So back to the question, what bad habit to get rid of?

Inertia. My daily morning slacking.

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Day 4: Goodbye Distraction

Distractions, distractions, distractions.

Lots of them actually. I get distracted easily. When I watch a TV series and it’s based on a book or old movie, I read all about that book and/or movie. Then I read all the ancillary information — actors, actresses, characters, stories, backgrounds. Stories interest me, a lot.

In the evenings, my tablet/phone is the distraction. I keep on reading even if it’s time to sleep.

In the mornings, my bed is my distraction. I just really love to lie down in bed.

So what ONE distraction will I remove from my daily life? Oh my, this is really going to hurt. So, no more tablets/phones on the bedside before going to sleep. When it’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep. A healthy sleep would correspond to waking up early, right? I’ll let you know tomorrow if that works.

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Day 3: The ONE Productivity Tool

So today’s blog challenge is to discuss what one productivity tool will you use to, well, increase productivity?

I use Scanner Pro (to scan documents), Day One (for journalling), Dropbox and Evernote. There’s really no “one” productivity tool though — it’s always a mishmash of tools depending on what it’s needed for. I use another app for the months when I need to budget what I spend (iExpenseIt), another app for exercises on the go (SworkIt).

Which reminds me — I need to exercise.

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Day 2: MIA – WMM

What’s the most important action that you will have for the next 15 days? It is to establish my journal writing, exercising routine for the day. So MIA (most important action) – write /blog/ communicate WMM? What matters most? Love, for others.

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Day 1: What is Your Daily Success Plan

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I’d like to say my daily success plan is — read a Bible verse, journal for 10 minutes, and then exercise for 15 minutes.

Those things have been on my to-do list for the longest time, and I could actually do them too! But only for one or two days, then boom! It’s back to normal. And my normal day starts off with me lounging around in bed, reading news articles on Flipboard, eating breakfast, going back to bed and reading even more articles on the web. Yes. And then I’m late for work and would need to rush to get to the office.

But, that’s my “me” time. And of course I appreciate the privilege of having the luxury of spending a few extra hours just relaxing in bed. Not everyone gets to do that. My future goal though, is to be more healthy and productive. And that means my day should start out with the first scenario I mentioned — read a Bible verse, journal for 10 minutes, and then exercise.

We can do it, one day at a time.

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The Day She Bikes

B. has been teaching the kid how to ride a bicycle. She doesn’t know how to really balance yet…but through the wonders of editing, here she is, looking like an expert!

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And here’s how it really was, with her daddy chasing behind her, through all of the 5 seconds that she was upright on her own:

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