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Wednesday & Thursday // 2 & 3 March 2016

21 & 22 / 100 Days of Productivity

These past two days have been super productive for me at my job. I have managed to catch up on all the pending patient lists and uploads. I’ve also managed to book us solid for the new cardiologist. As you can see, I work part-time in the medical field, so I cannot upload pictures of my work. I can however put up pictures of my bullet journal with the past two days checked solid.

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AmeriCorps 20: One Amazing Year!

During the past 20 years, more than 900,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps, serving more than 1.2 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. Over the past year, we celebrated AmeriCorps’ extraordinary impact on our nation and those who serve. Watch this video to see how we served, grew, and celebrated during one amazing year.

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EPA: Happy Birthday, AmeriCorps!

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy sends congratulations to AmeriCorps on its 20th anniversary.

Who says it’s hard to go to work when you have amazing students to see and a great group to work 11 hours with?! 

With all the hard times, the frustration (occasionally) and the busy life you may lead with this job, having a supportive, fun team to be with helps me get through thick and thin. They seriously keep me grounded and I’m so FORTUNATE to say that I have these wonderful people to be my teammates. WE DO WORK, and we have fun doing it. 

yee yee! <3 

Crush Akrasia - How I forego what I want now for what I want period, a (scrappy) Data-Driven approach

Akrasia - the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will.

A good friend asked me the other day how I maintained such discipline with my work habits and being on the Paleo diet. I thought about it for a moment, and realized it wasn’t discipline – it was building a system, which enabled me to naturally see what the better action was.

Many people use the 10-10-10 rule to make decisions (What are the consequences of your decision in 10 minutes, 10 months, 10 years?). This system surfaces the consequences for me (except I prefer 1 minute, 1 hour).

  1. Log how you feel in the short-term and long-term after making a decision.

  2. Collect a data point every time you make a decision when your will is weak.

  3. Assess what decisions you should be making based on long-term consequences.

  4. When confronted with making a decision, focus on the “good feelings” of the (+) decisions in the long-term and “bad feelings” of (-) decisions in the longer-term.