Make BIG Changes With TINY Tools 💡

35 days until 2024. If 2024 is your year for a big change…

 

You better start building good habits and/or stop bad habits NOW.

 

As I always preach, it’s all about the baby steps you take.

^ It took me more than 6 months to achieve this range of motion. In March I couldn’t even roll past my shoulders. Here are the baby steps I took: 1/ trained at the park 2/ shoulder mobility work 3/ supplementary exercises, all performed 2-3x per week.

 

There were plenty of times I asked myself “what’s the whole point of doing this”.

 

The process definitely wasn’t sexy.

 

Then one day, I realised I did it.

 

Set a goal (for general direction), map out different ways to get there, show up every day.

 

Start small, and don’t stop.

Today in 8 minutes or less, you’ll learn:

✔️ How to seek advice you actually need

✔️ What it takes to make a change

✔️ How to find joy & excitement in everyday life as an adult

Doable ideas 💭

Keep a “hero list”.

 

It’s a list of people, whether you know personally or not, you admire and would definitely want to seek advice from.

 

Every time you lack motivation or need to make tough decisions, you consult the hero list and ask yourself: what would these people do? What advice would they give you?

 

I don’t know 85% of the people on my list. But I’ve consumed enough content from them to understand their perspectives, how they achieve goals, and how they approach life (e.g. 1st and 2nd order thinking). It gives me pretty good guidelines to follow when I make decisions.

 

That’s the beauty of being accessible to almost any information anywhere today: you don’t need to know the experts personally to learn something.

 

All you need to do is seek, and filter.

 

Your environment matters.

 

That includes the people around you and the input for your brain.

 

Cultivate wisely.

Reflections 🪞

What habits do you need to let go of in order to become a better version of yourself?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most, how would you rate your adult life in terms of fun?

 

Reflecting on 5 months of following the slow carb diet, I realised this one thing that made my adult life not dreadful 80% of the time:

 

📆 Schedule something you look forward to, both short and long term.

 

On most Saturday nights, I legit felt like a kid looking forward to the field trip next day and I could not sleep because I was too excited for my cheat day.

 

I would plot all the cafes and pastries I want to try on Google Map and go all my way to get my cravings satisfied.

 

On a macro level, I schedule trips 1-2 months in advance so that I have something to look forward to, and more importantly, a break of my routine.

 

💭 The planning, the anticipation… are also part of the journey.

 

Next time you feel like you’re in a rut, you know what to do to stimulate your brain.

 

Here are 3 more things I do regularly to feel excited about life like a kid again:

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge. Action is the beginning of change.
James Clear

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