Progress Over Perfection
So, I’m starting to realize that this 30-challenge has been long over due. Everything I have been wanted to do, create a morning routine, create a solid workout plan, create a solid meal plan, I’ve just been dreaming about, but haven’t figured out how to organize it. It’s been a long-time dream with no action behind it. I heard this definition of power from an older book, and it says that “power is nothing more than organized energy and/or effort. Now, I know that I’ve talked about this before, but it’s really starting to hit home. I thought I was an organized person, but I have discovered that there is a lot I need to organize in my life if I want to become the person I envision myself becoming. So, here are so things I want in my life, or as Eric Thomas (E.T) says “I can, I will, I MUST”, have in my life.
1. Morning Routine
a. Wake up at the same time every day
b. Write my dream down
c. Read my affirmation and then Meditate & Pray
d. Eat something small for my pre workout
f. Write an Article
2. Meal Plan-
a. Creating a prep meal that has all the nutrition I need in my diet
b. Set days to buy groceries, and then prepare meal prep
3. Network with Like-Minded people
4. Scheduled time to work on a side hustle
Now, this list looks short, but it’s a loaded list. All of these items have to be done along side work. And many of them take a long time.
1. Write down dreams- 30 mins
2. Read affirmation, meditate, and pray- 45mins
3. Quick pre-workout food, commute to gym, workout, and shower, -2 hours
4. Breakfast- 20 mins
5. Write an Article and publish it- 2 hours
6. Read- 1 hr
7. Work on side hustle- creating multiple streams of revenue- 1 hr
All of this together may take me 7.6 hrs and let’s just around that up to 8 hours! So, there are THREE 8-hour sections in the day! 8 hours of sleep (and yes, I need 8 hours), 8 hours of regular work, and 8 hours of alignment my life with the person I envision myself to be. Now, I can limit this Monday- Friday, and give myself the weekends to break, paint, draw, be outside in nature, and talk to my family and friends, but it’s a lot!
So, one thing I learned is, you have to be flexible, b/c things do come up. Like you get a flat tire, you have to get your oil change, you have a birthday that you can’t miss, you need to the doctor or dentist for your check-up. A friend, has broken up with her boyfriend, and she really needs to cry on the phone with you for an hour. Life, happens.
This is why I am glad I don’t have a dog, even though I would really like one. I feel like I don’t have enough time for one. Like I tell my friends, I need a robot dog, that way when I need to turn it off I can. I know, it will never be the same as a real dog, but a girl can dream.
And dreaming is exactly what I’ve been doing lately, but not just dreaming, but putting ACTION behind it. The thing is, I know if I had 30 hours in the day, I’d max it out, it’s just how I’m programmed to make the most of life. But putting unrealistic goals on myself, only to get disappointed over and over again, is not a life of joy and abundance. It’s a mind of limited time and opportunity. I’m working on this. I don’t have the answer yet.
Now, I am listening to the book “Start” by Jon Acuff and he made a really good point on night owls. I am a night owl, my whole family is, but he made the point that at the end of the day, sometimes your brain is out of “willpower”. And I’ve found that if I don’t wake up early enough like today, my phone starts rings off the hook for work, my meditation is hot b/c it’s summer in Texas, and the morning simply isn’t mine to completely focus. Even now, I’m running out of time, I need to get help my mom during business hours, and I don’t have time write this article and workout. I will have to workout tonight, if I’m going to make that happen.
Also, the new life with no drinking, I’m finding it hard to fall asleep at night. Last night I laid in bed at 10:30 pm, and put my phone down, and laid in the dark till 12:47am till I finally took some melatonin which made me groggy this morning. I know that the “blue” light from our phones keeps us awake, so I make sure not look at my phone before bed. Last night, I turned on some guided mediation and still I struggled to fall asleep.
So, I’ve trying not to be too hard on myself for not getting everything done, and it certainly is not of a lack of effort. I’m figuring it out, b/c I can, I will, and I must accomplish my dream to become a successful entrepreneur. I envision a life of purpose. I envision a life of financial freedom. I’m not asking for a handout, or anything free, but what I am asking of myself is to put the work in. And I’m working on getting organized. I feel very blessed in this point of my life not to have children, or huge responsibilities outside my personal family issues. And even though that’s taking a lot of my time now, I know that it will die down. I’m not saying I will get all 5 things done, but I am saying, I will do everything in my power to get them done. And remember, progress over perfection, every day!
Bee The Change Over Time!