Ugh, playing catchup

Okay. So I fell behind by like two weeks. I even had blogs backed up for this exact event. I need to find a better strategy for posting. My goodness. It's just a couple clicks. As a result. I will drop a handful of blogs in today to make up for the lack of them over the past couple weeks. Here are 6 of my favorites for your reading pleasure.

 

Extremely elevated-

That’s the comfortable pace that I can walk and work on my computer. It’s like a standing desk but extreme. An elevated meal is about taking food to the next level. I wonder what that could mean for our habits if we elevated our best ones.

I think about switching from a manual toothbrush to an automatic toothbrush. Talking about adding a mile and a bit of jogging to our daily walk. Remembering to do yoga poses throughout the day to breath and get the blood flowing.

Those minor jumps in effort or difficulty compound and can help you grow every day. The present and the future are equally important.

 

Reconnecting -

It has been a long year. I am wearing too many hats, juggling too many balls. I have been forced to prioritize my time and bandwidth in order to accomplish the most pressing goals.

I think I have mentioned in this blog before how strategy = sacrifice. It’s cool that you can dream of ten million ideas - what’s critical is what can you reasonably accomplish?? In order to reach goals, you need to sacrifice others.

I hate this idea. I just want to do everything that pops into my head. One of the things that has fallen off the grid is a number of contacts I didn’t have the capacity to engage with. Now that the team is rolling on much of the work, I can focus again on rebuilding my network and improving those bridged connections. 

 

Strictly scheduled

Why does consistency matter?

Framing your mindset is the most effective way to encourage productivity. Build the habits and train your brain to do what you want.

Same as training your body. Create those neural pathways and ‘muscle memory’. Example- the first task I take on in the mornings is my writing. When I wake up, my brain knows that it’s time to start writing. 

 

Two-a-days

This is a common sports practice - to practice/train in the morning and then again in the afternoon. I feel like my work schedule encourages this philosophy. I wake up early. Put in a full work day, nap, and get another ‘day’ in. I can push myself to average 14 hours a day of work with a couple quick breaks.

It’s not sustainable - I couldn’t do this forever and I need days to recover. The best capital we have is the effort and energy we can input. 

 

Sleeping in

What are the consequences of sleeping in? When does your brain work the best? What kept you from falling asleep easily.

Our minds are always seeking answers - sometimes the night is a time for inspiration. It’s important to not let sleeping in twist the rest of the day.

Sleep is as necessary as food. Recharge the brain. Plus, the smartest people in the world incorporate naps into their schedule.

 

Poetry & structure

Poetry isn’t regulated. There aren't any rules to write a poem. It can be anything imagined, short or long. Silly or serious. Structured or freeform. It's an expression in a distinct form. Create as you will. 

I have been considering a blog poetry form for me to continue to express these ideals of who I am and why I do what I do.

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