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 2: Start Over?

What happens if you fail as I did today? I think there are two main options, we either start over or we push forward. I can speak from experience and say that starting over never did anything for me. Starting over implies that the experience of failure is dismissed, that succeeding at something the next day has nothing to do with the challenge that we faced. That’s not really accurate. What I will do different tomorrow might have never happened if it wasn’t for today.

First, I’ll give myself a tap on the back just for pushing forward. It wasn’t 4 AM sharp for me today, but I now know that I can’t just count on my enthusiasm to get me out of bed and stay active. The second step is planning on eliminating the risks of napping and drooling on the sofa. What’s my plan to get back on track? I’ll schedule in a work-out for 4.10. This means that I can spend 20 minutes on waking up my body and getting my mind used to how we are going to do things moving forward. It’s time to get back control over my life.

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!

Hey, You’ve Got This

Photo by Matt Ridley

Encouraging yourself is more than optimism, is a huge part of what makes things happen. Don’t throw negativity at yourself, build yourself up. Through words and action than will get you where you want to be in life. Your coordinates are not fixed. Growth, happiness, wealth – nothing is fixed. Make it your goal to aim up and aim high.

Recalibrating.

Photo by Drew Patrick Miller

If anything doesn’t go according to plan, what do you do? Do you complain and moan? Do you throw guilt around? Or do you regroup, reassess and replan? It may be easier to give up, but it’s harder to live your whole life without knowing that you’ve given your best. Every. Single. Time.

Change Is Natural, We Need to Accept It

Photo by Sam Goodgame

Have you ever planned for something and you stubbornly wanted that to be it? Plans are a starting point, just as a degree is only the beginning of life-long learning. Plans often lead to stronger ideas and more elaborated processes. It often is that a plan that we hatch and we think of as a masterpiece unleashes our potential. Our potential is unlimited and change is intrinsic to life. So plan today, review tomorrow and then implement it.