Sticking to a set of habits or a routine is great!
But how I was trying to stick to mine was a little damaging.
We all read about how super performers have their own set of routines, and that they swear by it day in and day out.
I wanted to have the same, but here’s what usually happens.
- Day 1 to 7: Sticks to my habit without fail.
- Day 8 to 10: Starts missing out on one or two habits.
- Day 11 to 12: Gets VERY frustrated.
- Day 13 to 14: Gives up everything altogether.
I cared too much about the streaks, and I ended up going nowhere.
Things turned around when I learned that it’s fine to take a break. Even super performers do that.
And it’s crucial to focus on the bigger picture instead.
Giving up doesn’t move me closer to my goals.
Have a routine. But don’t beat yourself up for not sticking to it. You’re playing a bigger game. Let’s get up and go at it again.
This week, the downward spiral almost happened again.
And doing that meant sacrificing the time to work on my side hustle.
When I came home, I felt bad at first because I had no work done. But then I asked myself, “Did I enjoy the time I’ve spent with the friend?” The answer was an absolute YES! “Would I have that conversation again?” YES!
If the answer to both the questions is both a yes, why should I feel bad?
At that point, I decided to give my body and mind a break and went to bed.
Two days later, I’m back in action!
As you can see from the list of work done below, the result of my recovery is pretty good.
- Setup WordPress website on Cloudways from scratch.
- Implement theme with minor customizations through a child theme.
- Designed a simple logo for the site.
- Implemented a bunch of WordPress plugins that I always use for my sites.
- Wrote 934 words for ANSA Hotel Kuala Lumpur Review.
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