Life Management 2.0: Tracking Things We Cannot See 👀

Hey friends  👋🏻

Here are the Doable ideas, Reflections and Mindfulness to try out this week.

Doable ideas 💭

Define your “top 3 non-negotiables” every morning to ensure a good day.

 

I swear by it. 😉

 

Example for my Friday (I do this on Notion):

Reflections 🪞

What, or who does not serve me anymore? What habits can I replace? Who can I reach out to more?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

More on “what gets measured gets managed”.

 

This week’s realisation is on measuring things that seem “invisible”.

 

Yep, we’re way past tracking our weight and body fat % now.

 

Looking at my hormone and microbiome test results this week, I realised there is beauty in looking at numbers and trends on things that seem irrational to measure:

 

Emotions, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), daily mood (rate from 1 to 10), to name a few.

 

Yes, they are subjective, but might be useful.

 

I’ve been tracking my stress level and RPE for 2 months now (see graph below 🤓) and they are helpful in terms of showing hormone fluctuations (which was explained in my hormone test result) and informing me when I should adjust my workout routines and macros etc.

^ narrower gap between the two lines indicates my luteal phase/onset of period (high stress/anxiety, low energy to push towards failure); wider gap indicates my “good days” (high energy to push through workout, low stress)

The moment you start tracking something, whether that be finances, relationships, emotions or weight, you bring awareness to your current reality. From there, you set goals and measure progress.

 

You don’t have to do that forever. Bringing intention to a certain aspect of your life, make improvement, then move onto maintenance phase.

 

P.S. Our body is intuitive. Leverage it.

 

P.P.S. I’m not a dcotor and would not say that doing extra tests are necessary. Regular bloodwork is more than enough – it’s just me trying to improve my health from 95% to 98% 🙂

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

Finished ought to be an F-word for all of us. We are all works in progress. Each day presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, be more, grow more in our lives and careers.
– Reid Hoffman

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