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Week #30 – Decisiveness

It was a painful week. As soon as I made this my value of the week, all the things I was putting off making a decision about came to the surface and it was uncomfortable. I made a couple of major decisions and while there’s a relief, there’s also a degree of sadness. Decisions sometimes mean shutting some doors of possibility and that brings its own heartache.

The week was helpful in other ways too. Making decisions such as which book to read next, whether to attend a particular gym class or not, whether to call it a day when I was feeling tired, etc within 60 seconds was such a relief. I’m someone who likes optimizing to a fault; I discovered that most decisions are not life-changing and I don’t need to optimize things to death. Whoever would have thought!

Value for week #31 – Wellness

Given that I’m going to PMSing for the majority of the week, I thought it might be nice to focus on self-care. Focusing on wellness as a value would also tie in nicely with the August CGC challenge which is to practice a daily routine. There are various components to wellness but I’m going to specifically focus on the following:

  1. Meditate for at least 10 minutes daily.
  2. Establish an evening routine: Start winding down by midnight latest, do my end-of-day review, turn off all devices and be in bed by 12:30 am, and read fiction until I fall asleep.

For the August challenge, my idea is to practice this evening routine so it would be great to use the first week of the month to establish it.