It is September which means Spring and fresh starts and warmer weather and new energy.
This month I would like to set the intention to do less, but better.
I would like to simplify the details to focus on the essentials of life.
As previously, I have divided my monthly challenges into 4 life quadrants – Health, Self, Wealth, and Social.
With regards to how I did with my August challenges:
- Sun salutations and glass of water morning and evening – YES
- Run TWICE a week – ALWAYS ONCE, SOMETIMES TWICE
- Meditation – spirituality YES
- French – 15 minutes of brain gym YES
- Learning – Blinkist or Medium or a podcast or video YES
- Visualize my future YES
- Write a minimum of 1 page of free-flow creative writing YES
- Get behind my old Nikon SLR and use it NO, NOT ONCE
- Get in front of my phone & video myself sharing something YES, EVERY SINGLE DAY
- Spend 2 hours every day on my digital business! YES
- Consider what is The Most Important Thing as I start work each morning, and afternoon YES, MOSTLY, ONGOING HABIT CHANGE
- Read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – NO, BUT READ A FEW OTHER BOOKS
- Restrict my Netflix watching to weekends YES
- Restrict my choice to foreign films YES
So… my daily rhythm is now mostly flowing steadily. I am:
- drinking water
- doing my stretching to strengthen my core to support my back
- flossing (my teeth, not the dance!)
- writing (journaling)
- visualising my future
- learning French
- learning something – reading or listening
- working on my business for 2 hours
- exercising – a run or a cycle or a dog walk or a swim
This month – SEPTEMBER
I will still be focused on the creation of a simple and beautiful life, based on the basic principles of Minimalism.
I will still be working on the 4 areas of life: health, wealth, self, and social.
But as I mentioned above Spring is time for fresh starts.
It is the season for longer, lighter days. And shorter more-simplified lists!
I want to organise and automate more work, so I set myself up to do less but achieve more. I want to work more productively when I work, so I can be really present with my family and friends when I am with them.
As such here are my challenges for the month of September:
- Sun salutations & core exercises & water & daily exercise
- Run 2 x a week
- Meditation & writing & visualisation & French & learning something new every day
- Spring clean and play the Minimalists’ 30 DAY MINIMALISM GAME to declutter further
- Spend minimum 2 hours minimum a day on my digital business
- Take more action, not just learning
- Do Leo Babauta’s THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – ongoing habit change
- Do ONE THING AT A TIME (which includes closing extra tabs and turning ALL phone notifications off)
- Restrict my Netflix watching to weekends and only life-enriching viewing!
- Make contact with friends for outdoor meetups
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