Earlier this month, I set my monthly intentions for the month of June, see below. Today, I’d like to take some time to thoughtfully reflect on my progress thus far with my goals.
|I’ll be moving away from||I’ll be moving towards|
|• Netflix, HBOMax, basketball Scores|
• running and basketball
• sugar, candy, soda, juice, dairy
• stupid purchases, supermarket sushi, take-out meals
|• reading, journaling, meditating, blogging|
• swimming, stretching, calisthenics
• water, and fruits and berries
• saving what I earn, paying off cc debt
Giving Up the Internet and Explore Mindfulness
YouTube is blocked, but Netflix remains a threat. I will add Netflix to the list of restricted sites so that I can shift away from the screen and move more towards books, writing, and meditation. I am still following basketball scores, but I am not watching the basketball highlights. This effectively saves about 20-30 minutes per day, or 3.5 hours per week.
I ended my reading streak on Saturday. However, I have written and published a post 18-days in a row now. I am setting aside 45 minutes each day toward writing, and 15 minutes each day toward meditation. These are going to be good habits to incorporate daily. When I felt anxious today, I thought about meditating, but I never made time for it. Instead, my room is a mess, I got very little done, and I watched way too much Netflix.
- Add Netflix to list of restricted sites.
- Add meditation and writing to the calendar.
Put A Stop to Running and Basketball and Swim More
I played basketball for far too long this week, and I ended up injuring myself. I found it hard to get out of bed on Saturday and Sunday, and then I was able to do less than I wanted to do this weekend. In short, I was very unproductive. I have not run in a long time, which I am happy about.
This week, I foam-rolled and stretched multiple times. I also swam multiple times, and I performed the three lifts in my program; the bench press, the squat, and the deadlift.
I showed up more than the last week, but I was still not consistent.
- Add Swimming to the Productive App and Calendar to track consistency.
Avoid Sugar, Candy, Juice, Soda, Dairy (SCJSD) and Intake Water, Fruits, and Berries (WFB)
I went to the market this weekend, and I did not buy any SCJSD. I felt tempted to buy yogurt (my favorite dairy item), but I did not. I also did not buy ice cream. Instead, I bought two containers of blackberries and a container of raspberries. I bought 5 avocados, and my own ingredients for my special salad recipe.
Water has been my friend. I am hesitant to add water-drinking to the habits that I am tracking because it might make things too stressful for me. I am starting out slow and going at my own pace, but for now I am drinking enough fluids.
Stop Wasting Money/Time, Start Building the Future
I did a lot of nothing this weekend. I didn’t make progress on my motivational statement after delaying attending to it throughout the week for lack of time. I wasted the one thing I won’t get back, my time. I purchased a pair of Vivo barefoot lifting shoes which I probably could have done without, but I have already experienced so many feet injuries in the past 2 years that I am hell-bent on not skimping on footwear. Other than that, I haven’t really spent much money, but I have wasted a lot of time.
- Use your Calendar more. Plan a full day of activities so that you don’t waste your time and find yourself behind with other things.
Weekly Performance: B-.
This week, I want to focus on swimming and writing. I will track the habit using the productive app, and I will build the rest of my schedule around swimming. Other than that, I will aim for another week of daily blogging.