Been super busy these past few days so couldn’t post. I’ve been faithful with doing each exercise and working on my journal though, just not had the time to type and post on the blog. Apologies.
Just got back home from a REALLY long day and I promised myself I’ll post all I owe today but I just can’t do individual challenges so I’d do a summary of the days I’ve missed. Bear with me please.
Day 22 – START A SIDE HUSTLE
Aside from my 9-5 job (I’m about to start at a new job), I need to start something on the side. Now for me, the plan to start the ‘side hustle’ and eventually grow it to become my full-time business. Before today’s exercise, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to starting a business again (had one before). Still creating a business plan and doing all the research I need. I’ve given myself a time-frame to finish with the plan and come up with the capital. So hopefully, before the time lapses it’ll be up and running.
Day 23 – PLAN YOUR RESET PROJECT
The exercise is to choose one specific area from your life map to make progress on within the next month. This should be from one of the sever major areas of your life.
For this month, I chose to focus on my health. I will be working to improve my health; Mind, Body and Soul, developing every aspect of it towards reaching my ideal like.
Why this project was selected:
I believe my health (every aspect of it) is the foundation for living the ideal life. If this aspect isn’t working, nothing else will make sense. I’ve always believed that my spiritual temperature is just as important, if not more so, than my physical well being.
Mind – Develop and maintain emotional stability. Improve social interaction.
Body – Lose 10lbs, improve all-round physical fitness
Soul – Develop habits for spiritual maturity
Mind – Place orders for books outlined in journal. Study said book. Review and apply. 20minutes of reflection/meditation daily.
Body – 1hour exercise daily. Start diet plan. Begin swimming lessons. Put MyFitnessPal to proper use.
Soul – Daily quite time. Personal Bible study.
All of the goals set out, are things I’ve been working on for a while now. I’d just like to have them properly working in my life before I take on any more challenges. So the next 30days are more like a consolidation phase (for most of the goals at least).
Day 24 – REST, REFLECT AND COMMENT
*phew*! This week has been tough. Don’t remember the last time I’ve been this busy. Been in three different cities during the last week. I feel like I spent most of week on the road or being stuck in traffic somewhere (*side eye at Lagosians who make it look so easy*). The next 8 days isn’t going to be any easier. Rounding up my Service year has been stressful so far and it’s not looking like I’m getting any respite soon. Oh well, looking at the bright side, it’s going to be over in 8 days. Whoopie!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for it to be over and get settled with life afterwards; new job and all.
I feel like my Reset program suffered a bit this week. There were times I couldn’t access my email, or couldn’t settle down to do the exercises until the end of the day. I’m glad I was determined to pull through though. Thankfully, I did all I was supposed to do. I realize that most of the challenges are not a “once for all time” thing, so hopefully I can make them habits as time goes on.
I learned a lot about letting go this week, of things and of people. Some of it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. And of course my favorite exercise was making the list of things that make me happy.
It’s been a week of learning, de-programing, being grateful, letting go, feeling… Roller coaster emotions and all. Some days I just wanted to give up. My accountability partners have been amazing without even knowing it. Praying for strength for the next set of challenges and exercises.
P.S. My love and prayers are still with friends and family of all victims of Sunday’s (03/06/12) plane crash. It seems everyone knew someone who knew someone in that crash. It’s been a gloomy week but I trust God to restore hope and help each one through their grief.