Experiment 1- Breaking- I can never accomplish all the things I want to do in a day

Start: 10-Jan-2016

End: 20-Jan-2016

Over the last year, I have made many daily plans to accomplish everything I would like to accomplish in a day but I have never been successful.

The problem is not that I set myself up for failure. I do make reasonable plans for the day to stick to and give enough buffer time to transition from one task to the next.

My problem is I get distracted, bored or digress from the work at hand to do something new just because my mind things what I have planned to do is not important. I need to break this cycle of not ever accomplishing what I am meant to be accomplishing and breaking the habits of distraction and leaving work unfinished

I will create a timetable for myself for the next 10 days and stick to it without distraction and /or leaving what I am to do for other things unless if it is extremely urgent.

I will then post the results on my experiment

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Pages 11 and 12-Experimenting breaking self limiting beliefs

Over the years I have acquired a number of self limiting beliefs. I remember as a child I used to imagine myself as a sexy grown woman having the confidence and shrewdness to do everything I wanted to do. I couldn’t wait to grow up and live the life that I imagined.

Now I am opposite of all those things because over the years doubts about myself has put me in the position where I have given more importance to other’s opinion rather than following my instincts. My self limiting beliefs have even stopped me from following my goals.

For the next 90 days I would like to consciously work on breaking my self limiting beliefs and working on creating new more productive habits.

I now want to experiment on breaking these self limiting beliefs, hopefully gaining in more insight and forming new habits along the way

I will be posting my various self limiting beliefs as individual experiments with a time duration and a post on how I did and what were the most difficult things to accomplish.

If you have self limiting beliefs that you would want to get over please join me in my 90 days and also let me know what these beliefs are.

 

 

 

Pages 8, 9 and 10- Planning is just a step

If you see my previous posts, you will notice, I love planning and setting goals. Over the last year I bought many planners, charts,journals,  sharpies, permanent markers and everything under the sun to help me plan. I joined online goal setting website, downloaded apps for goals and habit forming, read books on goals and watched videos. I became a goal setting expert.

What I am now beginning to realise this year is that setting goals though important is just a small step in the whole achieving your goals. What matters even more and is the most difficult part is actually consciously putting effort into doing the things to achieve your goals and doing them consistently on a daily basis. Though this might seem like something already known and I knew this last year too I am just realising the magnanimity of it.

The time after goal setting and before habit forming is the most difficult part and requires a lot of effort and conscious decision making.

I am now making a conscious effort on actioning rather than setting goals and just sitting back and relaxing only to see myself fail over and over again

Pages 5, 6 and 7

Having been meaning to write a blog for the last three days but have no clue to what to write about or where to start.

I can feel myself slowly drifting back into my old ways though I am still on holiday and so I am allowed to.

I still have the time to start with a bang once I am back and out of the holiday mood.

At the same time work has begun and going through the work emails makes me realize how much I much I don’t want to be going back to work.

Tomorrow I fly back and tonight I have a few hours with my loved ones and I want to make the most of it

 

Day 4: A luke warm start

Today is the 1st day of the new year and though I managed to do quite a bit, with the circumstances in hand, I couldn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to.

Also the heavy lunches and dinners made for the guests followed by the sweets and desserts brought in by the guests, was something I couldn’t help indulging in.

I have 3 days before I fly back and I need to make the most of it. So here is the POA for Day 5.

12:00-2:00AM- work on article

2:00-7:00AM- Sleep

7:30-9:30AM- go for walk

9:30-10:30AM- breakfast

10:30-11:30AM- Start Packing

11:30-01:00PM- lunch

01:00-02:00PM-Get ready

02:00-3:00PM- off to the mall

03:00-4:00PM- date

4:00-6:00PM- bills

6:00PM-10:00PM- date 2

10:00-10:30 PM- back home

10:30-11:00PM- refresh and off to bed

I hope i can make this work tomorrow

 

 

Page 3-The last of 2015

The last day of 2015 was met with a lot of merriment and indulging in all the vices just so that I could give this up and concentrate on myself in the new year.

Its just like binge eating before you go on your diet.

I am hoping the New Year brings a lot of happiness with it for me and can give me the strength to pursue all my dreams. I wish all of you out there the same.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

 

Who I will look up to in 2016?

 

Some people say ‘become your own leader’ and some say ‘live your own life’ but for me there are some people who I look up to and whose life inspire me on a daily basis.The reason their lives inspires me is because it gives me the strength to not drop all the balls in my life and to keep going despite difficulties which in my case are usually minor.

I am sure there are many ordinary muggles out there who are equally inspirational and sometimes more but its difficult to know whats going on in their lives due to lack of media attention. So for now I get my inspiration from people whom I can easily google or youtube.

My intention of drawing inspiration from them is purely for my benefits.

so here goes my list and the reasons behind it:

  1. Deepika Padukone:

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29 years old Indian film actress, not only is she extremely gorgeous but she started off as a badminton player, followed by a model and finally got into Bollywood.

How I draw my inspiration from her?

She never quits. After starting in the industry in 2007 she had a few flops in the following years and was almost written off. She took all the negative comments from the media and public and worked on herself day and night to now become a number 1 Bollywood actress. From the shy introverted person she was, she has taken up many challenges to become who she is today. Even her major heartbreak and depression couldn’t stop her from moving forward. Another thing I like about her is she really maintains a good body with healthy eating and yoga. She likes being organised and structured and lives almost a structured life.

2: Narendra Modi (NaMo)

Though not a big fan of his political tactics, NaMo the current PM of India lives and extraordinary life.

How do I draw inspiration from him?

Starting off as a tea seller on the streets of India, he was born with an extraordinary soul. Extremely fearless and confident in his ways and decisions, he always had the eye on his goal and he believed in extreme hard work to pursue it.

He begins his day with masala tea, yoga, cardio and food just enough to keep him going. He works 18-20 hours and sleeps for 3-4 hours a day. Contrary to popular belief which asks us to get at least 8 hours a day to function, he works as a PM of a huge country by getting half the sleep. This is because he is highly structured with his life. Having done yoga for years keeps him fit and healthy and eating less and just homemade food keeps him functioning at optimum levels. Also his work is not work for him but passion that he enjoys doing

3: Marie Forleo:

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Marie Forleo who runs her own youtube channel and business school, I started following her when I wanted answers to a few personal questions and then saw her video on ‘Q&A Tuesdays’ was then hooked on to her very simple mantras and tweetables.

How I draw inspiration from her?

She more or less follows a structured routine but also she knows what she wants and she goes for it head on, not beating around the bush or looking at other things. She promotes being a ‘No Man’ and finding inspiration from criticism.

4: Kiran Bedi

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A tough lady cop in India, she has handled the most atrocious jail system in India. Nobody took her seriously when she first began just because she was a woman but she proved them wrong.

How i draw inspiration from her?

Again, this one too lives a structured life. From a very young age she knew what she wanted and went for it. She did suffer in her personal life but she accepted it as a part of what she does. She never tried to balance something she did not want to balance. She accepted her defeat in her love life whole heartedly and used all her energies in where she thought was needed and wanted to

 

Page 2- another bad day

Yet another bad day of binge eating, watching TV and sleeping loads. Stomach muscles literally hurt because I have been eating a lot over the christmas break. My body feels heavy and lethargic. I can’t wait to go back to a structured routine of eating, sleeping and exercising. I need to get into this routine now before it is time to go back to work and regret not having a productive christmas break. Going out and meeting people makes it even more difficult to stick to a routine but that is no excuse, I am just getting lazy and before its too late I need to get into a healthy routine for the mind, body and soul.

I am hoping I can start with a bang in the new year. Anyone having a overhaul of lifestyle change over the new year?

The hope of having a new start with a new year keeps me sane.

Page 1:

Just another lazy beginning today, other then working on my new blog and trying to network on the blog, I have been up to no good.

I was meant to go for a walk, study and do some office work but I haven’t done any of this.

I have spend my time being extremely lazy and eating the worse food. I can imagine my arteries filling with Ghee and butter and my cells slowly expanding with fat.

I have been so lazy that I haven’t even completed my office work which I was meant to do 3 days back.

I feel worthless, but I don’t. Tomorrow is a new day and I promise to work hard for the next 6 days and cover up for the lost days

100 Pages of Goals-Part 2

Goal 1: Travel 

S: I will travel to at least one place in Europe  before 07-Apr-2016

M: to book all my travel itineries by Feb 2016

A: to spend 2 hours a week on travel plans in the month of january

R: I will adjust my goal to travel according to other plans but make sure I travel at least in Feb/March/1st week of April

T: by 07-Apr-2015

H: N/A

I: To fulfill my love for travel which I have always had but have been postponing due to various reasons for the last few years. When I see my friends travelling to places it just makes me jealous and I have to make sure I travel to at least one place by 07-Apr-2016

 

Goal 2: Exam

S: Give and pass my CAPM exam by 29-Feb-2016

M: To feel confident enough to give my exam by 31-Jan-2015

A: revision of chapter 1-5 by 31-Dec-2015 with quiz

chapter 6,7: 1st and 2nd Jan 2016

chapter 8,9: 3rd and 4rth Jan 2016

Revise  chapters 1-9 and quiz by 10th Jan 2016

Chapter 10 and 11 by 17th Jan 2016

Revise chapters 1-11 by 24th Jan 2016 with quiz

Chapter 12 and 13 by 31st Jan 2016

Revise chapters 1-13 with quiz by 14th Feb 2015

Give exam

R: give this first priority and given two weeks of buffer time to make sure I give my exam by 29-Feb-2016

T: by 29-Feb-2016

H: making a habit of studying everyday without fail

I: Will have a big work impact and my seniors will gain confidence in my abilities, also leads to further chance of promotion and I will be free from my exams which has been bothering me for the last two years

 

Goal 3: Fitness

S: Want to lose 6 kgs in the next 3 months (2 kgs a month) go down from 64 to 58 kgs

M: check my progress by making sure I lose 2 kgs a month

A: workout at the gym 3 days a week not just for the body but also the mind. decrease junk and work towards a healthy diet

R: adjust workout and eating to make sure I lose the 2 kgs

T: by 07-Apr-2016

H: Get into the habit of getting some form of exercise everyday along with at the gym 3 days a week and get into the habit of eating healthy for a good bosy, skin , hair and brain

I: will have a huge impact on how I feel about myself both physically and mentally

Goal 4: Early to bed and early to rise

S: sleep by 11 PM and wake up by 6AM

M: sleep earlier and wake up earlier everyday to make a habit of ideal times.

A: try and finish things earlier to wake up earlier and sleep earlier

R: try and finish things earlier to wake up earlier and sleep earlier

T: by 07-Apr-2016

H: Slowly getting into the habit of waking up and sleeping at the same time

I: will give me a lot more time to fit in exercise, eating healthy and studying for the first 100 days

Goal 5: Blogging

S: working on the blog everyday

M: to make an entry everyday

A: to make an entry everyday

R: make an entry everyday by waking up earlier

T: by 07-Apr-2016

H: get into the habit of writing in the blog everyday in the morning

I: will make an impact by connecting with people on the blog and seeing my progress with the previous day