Day 8: No Technology Day

My 4AM challenge has fallen apart, but what I am trying to learn day on day is how to use my time more effectively. Something that helped me yesterday was doing a technology detox. I haven’t been on my phone or laptop yesterday for a good 12 hours and here are some of the things that I’ve noticed:

  • I felt like I have time
  • I had more energy to be active
  • I enjoyed my time more
  • I got to do things that I wouldn’t normally do (repotting plants, get on top of cleaning, read a new book)

Overall, limiting tech access for the bulk of the day helped me rediscover the things that I love doing. I will definitely incorporate no tech hours within my daily activities and push myself to use my laptop and phone only when it is absolutely necessary.

Day 5: Know Where to Go for Help

Someone once told me that whatever the issue, there is a book somewhere that addresses it. And, as obvious as it may sound, that to me was new.

I’ll be honest and say that at this point I’ve failed more than I’ve succeeded at walking up at 4AM. The positive is that I’ve been able to keep this part of the commitment – writing daily with a 5.30AM delivery time. This means that I need a better strategy for my 4AM endeavours. Postponing so often the 4AM to 5AM means that I’ve been reinforcing this type of behaviour in the past 4 days. I have some readings lined up for today, one of which is the ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ book. I won’t be reading it cover to cover, but focus on some exercises that will help me overcome this challenge.

If you have any books that have been helping you when you got stuck, I’d be happy to learn about it.

Day 4: Adjusting

Something that I’ve learnt in the past few days is that the 5.30AM deadline is working, but waking up at 4AM is a bit hit and miss. For the next 5 days I will give myself time to adjust my daily routines, mainly the evening one, without which the morning can easily fall apart.

It’s important to maintain focus but at the same time to understand that a goal is supported by different moving pieces. Getting the day on a healthy path is my new objective that will feed into the 4AM wake-up. Wish me strength and if you have any suggestions please let me know 🙂

Day 3: Breaking Down Goals

Stressing out about falling behind is not going to get things done. Instead, breaking down our goals into chunks, if it is even one task a day, will help us get things moving and gain momentum.

My focus for the day is to identify my top three priorities and do SOMETHING that will move things forward.

Day 3 started under the influence of Day 2, with a 5AM start instead of 4AM. But my challenge is still very much on. Let’s see where we are in 27 days.

Back Against the Wall

We all have at least one superpower: our survival instincts. But by living in a comfortable environment, where we have emotional and financial safety, we risk living the average life without giving ourselves credit that we are capable of doing more.

This might not work for everyone, but I’ve decided to turn on my personal countdown and give myself until 17 September 2021 to complete some of the projects that I’ve been working on. To increase the stakes, I will share my journey with you here and on my new YouTube channel called The Andreea Project, where I actually need to show face and I will be accountable by the whole internet.

Join me in my journey to creating new healthy habits. My first challenge is to wake-up at 4AM everyday, do a work-out, meditate and write a blog and have it publish by 5.30AM UK time! You can follow my progress on YouTube by clicking the button below. Thank you so much for your support!