Oh my gosh! I spent two hours gardening today and came away with some amazing fruits and veggies! I only got a handful of strawberries today (yes there is a seed in my teeth) but they were so ripe and juicy. I also got a lot of tomatoes, and finally our first two cucumbers are ready! The best of all is the zucchini bigger than my forearm! I have no idea where that bad boy came from. I haven’t had a chance to go to the gym yet today, but I’m planning on going tonight after work :)
Stuff from last night and the lunchbreak of today.
I continued a bit the Ant Kitchen drawing (feat Mike and Ant composing White Mountain song) (I want this one to be really finished and as good as possible…..that’s why I’m super slow :P ) (and also difficult background….)
And the Peter playing with one finger drawing I started yesterday :3
“We were both struggling away at the piano, trying to write song, he with his more classical chops and me playing with one finger, which later developed into two fingers…” Peter Gabriel in Genesis : Chapter and Verse
A little teaser of what I’m currently starting on. I decided to turn my genji sketch wip from my previous post into a blackwatch piece. So yeap edge Lord and his two edgy badass sons will be making their entrance. I’m so excited and I decide to work on gabe first and yeap really pleased with how he turn out. XD
part 1 of a comic i’m working on. it’ about yoga & dealing with the blues. tbh i’ve been v. down lately (since grad? since middle school? since forever?) and the only thing i seemed to excel at was self-sabotage. so i’m trying to change that. bear with me!
Here are 5 productivity-boosting behaviours I’ve picked up over the last 2 years from some of the most successful people in the world. Since implementing these behaviours into my life I’ve seen progress beyond belief and I wish the same for you too.
1. Wake up early. This used to be the hardest thing for me to do, but I’ve found one enormous hack - sleep with the curtains open. Waking up early gives you more hours in the day to spend working on your craft and get more done. When I wake up at 5am I feel like I’ve gained an extra day and this is why it’s first on the list.
2. One thing at a time. Don’t spread your focus across 6 things at the same time - do one thing well and then move onto the next. When you try to get multiple tasks done at the same time they are done with a fraction of your attention and this leads to mistakes. It’s better to do it right the first time around than to have to come back and start again later on.
3. Take breaks. Working yourself too hard for too long will result in you having to take a long break later down the road. It’s better for your productivity to take short, regular breaks throughout the day to remain energised mentally and physically. The best breaks are ones you take for exercise and relaxing in nature as they will rejuvenate your mind and body so you can come back fresh.
4. Don’t waste time on your “competition”. My role model in business is Gary Vee - he says he wants to build the biggest building (business) in town by actually building it rather than tearing down everyone else’s buildings. He knows that the time he spends trying to bad mouth others is time he could be investing into building his own business.
5. Be grateful. There are going to be challenges along the way, but staying grateful for what you have and for the problems you don’t have is a great way to push past the difficult times. When you value the health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you - every other problem becomes minor in comparison. Having perspective on challenges and problems is key to not getting overwhelmed in these situations.
My doctor once told me fat loss with PCOS was nearly impossible. My mom told me she heard the “I will actually do it this time” story a million times. My ex-boyfriend called me fat and told me I needed to go jogging. I hit 160 lb on the scale and my mental health hit an all time low. I didn’t start it for my physical appearance, my health was deteriorating and I would no longer just stand and let life pass me by. I credit no one but myself for my mental and physical progress. As it was said by Ally Stone (thefitally), one of the women who inspired and continues to inspire me ‘till this very day, “one day I decided to lift the weight of the world rather than continue to let it crush me, and that was enough.”