What has improved productivity in January

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Last Updated on January 5, 2022 by Latrice

Truth be told, I’m doing alright.

I spent the first few weeks of January slacking off but did put my foot down by the third week.

Scheduling my new habits in time slots instead of referring to a list

My new daily habits were scheduled into my calendar and I’ve been really good about following them.

Keeping up with new habits was definitely something I’ve struggled with. Scheduling them into my planner and drawing a checkbox next to them seriously motivates me. I don’t like seeing unchecked boxes at the end of the day. And scheduling them helps me remember them.

My new health routine was hard to implement in the first few weeks. I kept letting weekend trips and visits from friends throw me off my food list and intermittent fasting schedule.

Getting back on track and improving by listening to audibles daily

Listening to “Never Binge Again” by Glenn Livingston and “You Were Born Rich” by Bob Proctor on my morning and evening commutes have DEFINITELY helped.

Actually, listening to these two books daily have helped improve my performance overall.

“Never binge again” and my hijacked eating behavior

“Never Binge Again” teaches how to separate ourselves from our “fat thinking selves” which he describes as the primitive part of the brain. It is the part of the brain evolution equipped us with for survival so we can crave and act on what we need. The problem is food industries know this and use it to their advantage to keep us eating and buying their foods.

Can’t make much money if people ate what and when humans are supposed to eat. Contrary to conventional knowledge, humans are equipped to go for longer periods without food.

Learning to treat my hijacked natural urges as a beast incapable of making sound decisions, I’m able to simply tell it “no.” No debating, no conversation, no sweet-talking it to hush up. I just straight up tell it to shut it’s damn trap as I go on with my day.

Sounds harsh, but I remember how that heffa has kept me from the health and body goals of my dreams. How she’s been super selfish as to sacrifice my health for her needs. She doesn’t give a damn that I’ve cried and beat myself up over folding to her desires. All she cares about is getting more of what she wants.

Thinking this way about that part of the mind really does make a difference.

“You Were Born Rich” and Limiting Beliefs

The second book I’ve been listening to is “You Were Born Rich.” It is recommended that readers listen to the lecture every day for a month or so. (The audible is a lecture based on the book.) I’m in my second week. It details how to take what is rightfully yours by changing your self-image. Your self-image is what determines your results.

This book has helped me re-examine my dominant thoughts in some way shape or form daily. I’m questioning how I think and the conclusions I come to about why I’m not doing what I want to do.

Questioning my beliefs

One of the biggest things I’ve been unearthing these last few days is my belief. My belief in myself and my belief in my ideas. See, I like to sit on my ideas and I’ll play with them in my head for a very long time. Usually, so long they fizzle out and die.

I had to ask myself why I do this? I asked myself, “if I knew my idea was guaranteed to make me $1,000 a week, and all I had to do was put in the work, would I really be sitting on it? Hell no! My bills are due and my insurance just went up! Plus I am sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. Makes having a job suck even more.

I mean… I love getting money, don’t get me wrong. But I thought about how tiring it is to have a job I show up to five days a week only to be able to barely pay my bills and not have any money to enjoy larger, finer things in life.

Hell, to be honest, I’m not even able to afford all my bills on my salary. Like, whaaaaaah???

Anyways. Listening to that book got me to thinking, I’m sitting on a lot of shit I want to do, can do, but just don’t believe I can do to get what I want. So we stopping that right now.

February will be the month I stop hiding my ideas and start testing them. At least enough to see if they work for me.

How are you doing sis? 

About Latrice

I was sitting at the edge of my bed in tears. My weight had crept up to 235 lbs again and the hunt for something to wear got overwhelming. But it was about more than the outfit. I just didn’t feel good and I was tired of trying to lose weight and live healthier. What did I do to lose 75 lbs after trying “everything”? Find out here.

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