Here’s How to Wander Aimfully… 🧭

As we enter a fresh new month, it’s time to reflect, reassess, and realign our goals. Keep scrolling to see my epiphany from my 2023 annual review.

 

As usual, take it one step at a time.

 

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates

 

Keep finding the balance between smashing goals and self-care. 🙂

Today in 5 minutes or less, you’ll learn:

✔️ One of my favourite hacks to feel motivated at all times

✔️ What tasks are truly important

✔️ How to think about maximising life experiences

Doable ideas 💭

Set aside time for a hobby or activity you love each week.

 

Having something to look forward is one of the most underrated life hacks.

 

On a macro level, schedule events (e.g. trips, float therapy, catch-ups) weeks or even months in advance to get yourself hyped up.

 

Your perspective on time and what you’re going through will change as a result.

Reflections 🪞

How do we unbusy our lives but continue to pursue a significant and productive life?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

I went through my 2023 annual review last night and saw this:

I paused and reflected on my lifestyle in the past 3 months.

 

Actually, life was pretty good.

 

Despite the worries and mini identity crisis that occasionally made me feel anxious, I was quite happy with my current lifestyle.

 

I have successfully integrated my personal and professional lives that I don’t need to take a break from.

  • 🎵 In general I enjoy the work I do (as a music therapist), and I have enough agency and autonomy
  • 🤸🏻‍♀️ I fit in outdoor workouts and cafe hopping whenever I could, regardless of weekdays or weekends
  • 👯‍♀️ Easily hanged out with a dear friend who came from overseas on a weekday
  • 💛 Feeling peaceful and in control 85% of the time
  • 🤝 I have a small but tight social circle I could seek advice/emotional support from

 

The old me 6 months ago would not have imagined this.

 

My current reality is the outcome of taking action every day to reinvent myself till I become the version I envisioned to be.

 

If there is only one advice I could give…

 

Be intentional.

 

Your future self sets the direction.

 

Start behaving differently today to get closer to where you want to be.

 

Yes, it’s a general direction, and there is no playbook what exact steps you need to take.

 

You can wander, but wander aimfully.

 

Be intentional of:

  • How you use your time
  • Who you surround yourself with
  • What to experiment on
  • What habits to start/quit
  • What projects to pursue

 

Ultimately, it’s about allocating the non-renewable resources you will never get back: time, health and money.

 

I now prioritise maximising life satisfaction by creating lasting memories. Health is always a non-negotiable. Better health, better quality of life.

 

Last month I experimented tons of stuff:

  • Sauna after a swim
  • Cold shower
  • (Consistent) meditation
  • Dating app
  • Local accommodation to save 2+ hours of commute
  • Wrote my very first workout program for myself (!)

 

This is the experiment called life. And this experiment says there are infinite possibilities you get to experience and create.
– Joe Dispenza

 

It’s a lot more fun when you adopt the experimental mindset. You know that it’s low-stake, and you could always revert your decisions.

 

Never a mistake, always a lesson.

 

How are you going to allocate your time and money this month to make a difference?

 

What experience do you want to have? 💭

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

Every time you are unhappy, you have added something to reality.
– Anthony de Mello

Video This Week 🎥

Here are my no-BS tips on how to feel less tired, coming from an ex-zombie accountant 👇🏻

 

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