Rambling #24 – Stop, Breathe & Reset

As I was writing my script & preparing for another gig last couple of weeks, I realized a few things during my entire struggle with time in June. I am off-track with my training, my blog & I am maxed out on my mental capacity. My room needs a good clean out, my staghorn fern has fallen again, the snails ate all my herbs, the new garden hose wonโ€™t fit the tap, I have been surviving on coffee & eating crap on the go the list continuesโ€ฆ Itโ€™s been too much in out, in out so I said STOPโ€ฆ I NEED TO RESET. I have decided to take this weekend off to reset.

#1 โ€“ I love my F*** IT List

When push comes to shove, F*** It List works wonders & keeps all the distraction away.

  • Anything of no purpose or benefit โ€“ Non-revenue, no joy, no fun, no love โ€“ I donโ€™t do or perhaps keep it to the minimum
  • Priorities (in my To Do List) comes first, especially with invites & requests โ€“ โ€œI am sorry I have other commitments (aka commitment to my priorities without being rude)โ€
  • Repeat โ€“ 4-Hr Work Week Principles โ€“ Eliminate, Simplify, Automate, Delegate.

#2 โ€“ Play like a Champion

Regardless of the situation, stress & negative emotions are all internal. They are just simply a state of mind that others donโ€™t need to know. Therefore, I should bring back all the positive mindset & habits which I was trained to do in tennis tournaments since young & continue to practice that in life. Next time try observing the walk & behaviour of any champion. Watch their behaviour, body language & speech even when they are down. Itโ€™s all about being focused & disciplined with the state of mind. Thanks to Women in Business Workshop a couple of weeks ago, I have been reminded of its importance & relevance in my daily life!

#3 โ€“ Sleep is IMPORTANT

I havenโ€™t been discipline with my rest aka sleep. I know I am bad at this. I have been malfunctioning & crashing like a dead log on weekends. I need to start scheduling sleep into my day again, starting with time for:-

  1. 15min – Hang Ups before sleep
  2. Then its Device-Free time including my kindle โ€“ No reading, no photo editing, no writing, no youtube watching.
  3. Sleep is SLEEP!

If I need to write, I can write in my Dream Book next to my pillow.

#4 โ€“ Attitude Towards New, Unexpected Opportunities

ย โ€œWhen a new opportunity finds you, just accept it with grace & make it happen!โ€ says my Chief Encouragement Officer, Mom. โ€œNo self-doubts, no negative thoughts, just do with all your heart 101% & make it happen! It didnโ€™t find you if you didnโ€™t have the potential & because you have the potential, yet you didnโ€™t take it, then shame on you for you donโ€™t know what youโ€™re missingโ€ she added. Okayyyโ€ฆ I have already done my part & now the ball is in their court. I have given my best of the bestest shot and if I fail, then I know where I stand. Like my flying lesson 10 years ago, who knew I would have the opportunity to fly a glider & take flying lessons? I went ahead & tried anyway… Then, its been on hold ever since. Sometimes it is just a dream on hold but it ain’t over till my life is over.

Instructor Mike & I
The other glider soaring below us

#5 โ€“ Just BE Myself

My regular barista said to me this week about my Mickey Mouse Beats headphones, โ€œI donโ€™t think I can carry that. Donโ€™t take it off, itโ€™s just so YOU & super cool, too!โ€ Yup โ€“ reminder to self again & again โ€“ Just BE ME! I truly appreciate the little conversations I have with my baristas. Not only they perk me up with the coffee & a smile but we also seem to connect just as normal decent human beings. I am happy to see them as much as they are happy to see me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

So youโ€™re probably going to ask โ€œWhat script?โ€ โ€œWhat gig?โ€ “What are you up to this time?”โ€ฆ It will soon be revealed if I succeed. I worked my ass off in June & if I score in July, I am definitely gunning for a Hat Trick in 2019! All fingers, toes crossedโ€ฆ May my dreams come true in July! โค

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

Mary Oliver

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