Find Your Strength: Tips for Self-Awareness & Discipline 💪🏻

It’s officially winter and #heartbreakszn in my world.

 

I’m here to exhaust your library of memes and breakup songs.

 

Send them away 🙂

 

That said, maintaining the quality of this weekly newsletter is my priority. Life let me down, but I’m not letting my readers down.

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

✔️ Simple way to make life more fun

✔️ How to practise self-awareness

✔️ How to be more disciplined

Doable ideas 💭

Try something new next week.

 

It might change your mind.

 

I went to a sound healing workshop (a music therapist walked into a place that talked about frequency and the universe…) and tried some new calisthenics moves this week.

 

Life’s more fun with novelty. 🙂

Reflections 🪞

If there’s one thing that could change in my life now, what would that be? What can I do to start changing my direction?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

Pay attention to your actions, not your words.

 

I meant every word I said in my last newsletter about dealing with low mood.

 

Between you and I – I am going through a heartbreak.

 

Yeh, talk about dealing with low mood right after I scheduled the email.

 

The irony wasn’t lost on me.

 

Bad days? Maybe bad weeks and MONTHS?

 

I walked the talk.

 

I didn’t miss a workout. I showed up at work (and did not get triggered by any soppy love songs #win). I hanged out with my friends.

 

Lessons from week 1:

😍 Have something to look forward to

💭 You can always change the stories you tell yourself about the same event

💪🏻 Identity diversification – so that when one area falls apart, you still have other pillars to support yourself

 

My actions reflected my priority and desire to get stronger and to be my best, despite the circumstance.

 

Put a mirror in front of yourself.

 

Observe your behaviours. They speak louder than your plans.

 

Actions reflect core values and true desires.

 

Even on my bad days, the fact that I didn’t give up my workout routine was a clear signal that I valued health and well-being.

 

When you don’t do something, it’s also a clear signal that you don’t value something as much as you would like to. For me, that’s practising guitar or planning my next videos.

 

Your job is to accept it.

 

Don’t lie to yourself. And you’re the easiest person to fool.

 

So.. looking at your calendar last week, what was the actual priority? what needs to change for you to become the ideal version of yourself?

 

P.S. I started a 30-day meditation experiment with the “Waking Up” app by Sam Harris. Report/video to follow.

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, wrote, “People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time, they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”

Video This Week 🎥

Here’s a detailed video on how I improve self-discipline 👇🏻

And here’s an unscripted video diary of me reflecting on the decisions I made in my 20s 👇🏻

 

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