1/100 days of productivity
So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and attempt at this challenge. I’d like to approach it not as a temporary challenge but truly as a process through which I will change aspects of my lifestyle, adopt positive habits and lose negative ones, and most of all, use my day in it’s entirety, head to bed each night feeling satisfied and as if I am truly working towards something that my future self will thank me for.
The main aspects I wish to focus on:
• Organisation and cleanliness of my spaces (bedroom, study area, living space)
• Reading: I was once quite the reader, and I wish to bring back the positive impact it had on my livelihood, my language and vocabulary, as well as my heart and soul.
• Studying: I recently (re)commenced my academic career (after quite the pause), and as a student of languages, I would like to not only succeed quantitatively, but truly master the art of the language and all it’s aspects.
• Financial organisation: track spending/deposits, plan short/long term saving goals
• Physical fitness and injury recovery: since my physical injuries took over my life, I have neglected my body and allowed my situation to worsen. I wish to turn that around, take care of my body and rehabilitate it through nutrition, holistic healing methods, and physical therapy and training.
How I will accomplish these goals:
•Organisation/cleanliness: I will designate fifteen-twenty minutes of my day (by setting phone reminders) to clean my space. If I spend fifteen minutes each day to fold clothes, clean home and do chores effectively, I will be able to maintain the tidiness I wish to have.
• Reading: Reading daily is not a realistic goal to set. In between academia, work and my social life, as well as physical health, I know it is not accomplish-able at these times. My current goal is to read three times a week; even a chapter, a single chapter is satisfactory and will make the difference it should.
• Studying: once again, studying daily with my madness of a schedule is simply an impossible goal to set. 4 days a week seems ideal to me. 4 days a week of focused work/study sessions will get me where I need to be.
•Financial organisation: I have created a tracking chart where I will record all of my spendings and deposits, ideally helping me become more conscious of where my money goes.
• Physical health: Although it will be tough, this must become a daily priority. I will start with 3 days a week of short training sessions (min 30 minutes), as well as daily stretches and physical therapy at home (cumulative 30-45 minutes a day). As far as nutrition is concerned, I plan to track my macros to the best accuracy I manage.
Today is the first day, and I’ve already had a not-so-healthy family brunch, however I am not despaired. My space is clean and organised, and I have satisfactorily revised and made notes for class.
As odd as it may seem, it is so absolutely motivating to work towards goals whilst others are supporting me and doing so as well. Start a challenge today too, any challenge that your heart desires. Drink more water, do daily yoga, read more books! Tell me about your plans, message me, I track the tag #northila.
Lots of love to you dear fellows,