I kept up my promise to myself and did the priming exercise every day. I’m going to keep this up as a part of my morning routine going forward too.
I also looked at the things I’m consistent with daily:
- Morning routine: drink 275 mL warm water, eat 5 soaked almonds, drink 150 mL of water with a strand of saffron soaked in it, journal, prime my brain.
- Exercise for 20-60 minutes.
- Evening routine: do the end-of-day review, plan the next day, read fiction before going to bed (usually 30-60 minutes).
It’s heartening to see that I am consistent with some things. I have a whole lot of things I’d like to get consistent with on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly basis. Going forward, I’d like to focus on getting consistent with creating and publishing low-content books on a weekly and monthly basis.
Being consistent is a great self-esteem builder. When you do something every day, you are showing yourself that you can follow through. And when you feel you can rely on yourself, you gain your own credibility. I’d like to get to this place with my business stuff.
Week #25 – Accountability
I’ve been pondering this value for a while now. I’m someone who finds it easy to be accountable to others. But I often struggle to keep my commitments to myself and am probably my worst accountability buddy. I’d like to change that narrative. Specifically, I’d like to hold myself accountable for accomplishing my business goals this week. This is the area I’ve been slipping up in for the last several weeks if not months. Usually, I make up excuses such as, “Oh, my volunteering tasks got out of hand so I didn’t have time” or “I was PMSing, so I wasn’t in the right frame of mind”. I’d like to a) get good at scoping my weeks and b) get to the point where external circumstances don’t deter me from accomplishing whatever I set out to do.
So here’s how I’m going to put this value into action: I’m going to decide on ONE THING business-related I’d like to accomplish this week and hold myself accountable to that.