I haven’t completely abandoned the no or low buy challenge, but I actually realized after looking into my spending (lol, how embarrassing) that I hardly spend anything at all. đŸ˜‚ As in… yes, I spend. But compared to the average person? In comparison to how much I save and invest? I’m pretty minimal in my spending. If I had to give you a total (not including my big Black Friday/Cyber Monday spending, and not includingread more

Have you ever considered monitoring your daily progress through keeping track of motivational buffs and debuffs? This may seem like a concept of gamifying life, and while there is that aspect as well, I am mostly approaching this from a slightly different angle of bad vs. good choices or habits and how those decisions ultimately stack up and affect us. Motivational buffs are actions that we take that benefit us in some way. It mayread more

writing 10 ideas down a day

Recently, I decided to try this new habit of writing 10 ideas a day. Sometimes, it appears to be more of a to-do list. Sometimes, it’s just random thoughts that occurred to me. The main advantage for me is that I can essentially braindump and see what I can get out of it. At first, I was simply writing 10 ideas down. But then, I started experimenting with taking action with these ideas too. Myread more

Today, Steve Pavlina posted a video about how he’s doing a 30-day trial of time logging. He already started last week. Rather than tracking every minute (e.g. 10:00AM – 10:15AM – Answered emails, 10:15AM – 10:20AM – Bathroom break, etc.), he suggested a simplified version on his blog that tracks activity at every hour (e.g. 5 – woke up and went for a run, 6 – ate breakfast, 7 – took a shower, etc.). Iread more

These are three personal habits that I would like to improve: 1) Keeping my belongings organized2) Going on the walking route I take at least 3 times (currently walk it 2 times max)3) Washing/moisturizing my face daily For keeping my belongings organized, I could throw/put away one item daily. For walking, I could start with walking however much I normally walk the first day, and then each day walk back home after taking an additionalread more

My to-do list of tasks I’ve been meaning to get done but haven’t for a while: 1) Organize my desk2) Organize the top of my dresser3) Find my degree and diploma4) Find my passport5) Post a finished song on YouTube6) Register for an absentee ballot online, which requires my driver’s license number I could ask for help in getting my desk and top of the dresser organized. I could set a reminder and set asideread more

One thing that I can change just to test it out is my response to, “What do you do for a living?” For one, I don’t really “work for a living”. I don’t worry about making money. I just do what I want to do. I could say I experiment with different types of work from freelancing to online ventures. I have my own blog website and I experimented with publishing music on YouTube andread more

“The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” – Lin Yutang There are many ways in which we can discover waste in our lives. The first most obvious way of seeking waste is through our material possessions. Often times, people hold onto tons of junk or clutter that end up consuming so much space. When you hold onto clutter, your mind can also be filled with clutter, having to take extra inventory ofread more

“The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business– or almost anywhere else for that matter.” – Lee Iacocca Concentration is key in making progress. It’s not always easy to concentrate due to our circumstances. Therefore, we must make an effort to create an environment that allows us to concentrate deeply in whatever it is that we are doing and wanting to progress in. Forread more

A good way to start your day is to instill habits that form a morning routine. That way, you can start the day fresh and awake. There are many habits that you can include in your daily routine (in no particular order): – Listen to uplifting music – Follow a guided meditation – Do some light stretching – Practice some yoga – Shower – Brush your teeth – Change into daytime clothes – Wear makeupread more