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

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