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It’s ok to take a break

It’s ok to take a break

We all have this idea of how what is acceptable in society or in our craft

Work hard all the time, even when you’re sick, no breaks

You must write every day if you want to be a writer,

You need to eat nothing if you want to lose weight (that was sarcasm btw, do not do that)

However none of these are the case

You can still be very successful, working 20 hours a week and having regular breaks (read the 4 hour work week)

You can have a day off writing or whatever it is you do if you need a creativity break
And you can lose weight by eating more and not exercising everyday

Whatever it is in life, your allowed to take a break, otherwise life will just break you

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A day in the life of

Looking back over the years its pretty amazing to see how much one can change

Sometimes that change happens at random through an event or person

Other times its intentional through study, exercise and personal development

A lot of the change over my life was random until the last 3-4 years when I started doing intentional change so this post is a day in the life of how I go about that (in no particular order)

1a &b) Reading and study (sometimes I combine the 2)

This is where a big part of my Personal Development came from, reading books on finance, philosophy, buisness, productivity, health and fitness and everything in between
Or sometimes I just read novels

2) Exercise- do I need to explain the benefits if exercise, feel better, look better, perform better, I exercise often 3-4 times per week

3) walks and dog walks, get out in nature and move often

4) downtime there was a point in my life where it was just work work work l, everyday I never made any time for downtime and I burnt out, got injured and had no social life

So these are just some of the things I do on the daily for intentional change,

What do you do let me know below v

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Order your day

Order your day

In the Boron Letters (Letters Gary Halbert wrote to his son in prison)
the first three Gary is writing to his son about the importance of fitness

Now Gary was one of the most successful Copywriters to have ever lived and he spends three letters
talking to his son about fitness

He says fitness orders your day it makes you feel great and rids yourself of most of your tension and anxiety

These letters was also written in 1984 I don’t know what the science was like back then on the mental health effects of exercise

But even back then it was clear that exercise can make you more productive in your work and rid you of stress

So in order to order your day and set it up right

Start it off with some exercise.

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Don’t depend on your mother

Don’t depend on your mother or anybody else to buy or cut up your vegetables for you

– Gary Halburt

When we rely on others it gives us an excuse as to why we failed.

As Gary wrote to his son whilst in prison

what we should do is develop a strong independent attitude

Other people have there own things going on and they may forget that they have agreed to do you a favour, they may also not do what you wanted correctly causing you to fail.

Their actions are out of your control and the only thing in your control is your own actions.

Hold yourself accountable instead of

‘Its not my fault they forgot to buy me my vegtables’
‘Its not my fault my colleges didn’t do their end of the work’

Its all your fault if you didn’t do the work yourself.

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What’s the point?

What’s the point

Have you ever heard or said someone talk about how they want to eat healthy, exercise 3-4 days per week, save money etc

But they go from nothing to all out

Except the thought of going all out is too overwhelming so they dont do anything

But if you suggest for example just exercising once per week

They would be like

What’s the point in that?

People would rather dream of doing something 5x per week than actually do anything once

Start small, don’t overwhelm yourself and build habits

Rather than dream big and do nothing