I’m always interested in learning about the routines other people practice. When do they do their best work? On what things do they focus on any given day? Are there better times during the day, week, or month to do things? I like learning about this because it gives me the opportunity to try something new and determine if it fits better with my schedule than before. So, I thought I’d share my daily and weekly routines with you in case you’re looking for the same kind of inspiration!
It’s easy to get sucked into the trap that other people have it all figured out. It’s easy to think that if we just did the same things that those successful people we look up to do, that we’d have it made. There are a lot of problems with that idea, not the least of which is that other people’s goals are not and never will be the best goals… For you.
Raise your hand. How many times have you looked at someone’s success and thought that maybe you could do that too?
- Create an online course
- Travel the world for free
- Have a perfectly curated life (and showing the best of the best on social media)
- Run a marathon, free-climb in Yosemite, or perform slick stunts on the ski slope
- Build a multi-million dollar online empire
- Get a TV special with your name on it
- Host a talk show
How many times do we, as a society, look to others for what we should be doing with our lives?
It’s great for inspiration, to be sure… But adopting others’ achievements (and goals) as our own doesn’t ever end up how we think it will.
I turned 26 in the first week of April. One of the most defining things about me is that I have had type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. And because of that, I basically need health insurance to live.
The current state of the pharmaceutical industry and all the outrage over insulin pricing hits home for me. I’m not directly affected, but I have friends with crappier insurance than mine—and I’m double-covered, at least through April 2019. Then it’s adios, dad’s insurance.
I’ve had it great for the last few years, and I fully recognize that—I took full advantage of the reduced out-of-pocket costs for insulin, test strips, pump supplies, and CGM supplies. I’ve been lucky enough to always have really good insurance, despite how frustrating it can be to deal with them.
As such, I’d like to share a few reasons why I absolutely hate that health insurance pretty much controls my life.
Life is full of stressful moments. Different people have different ways to get through them, using methods they’ve identified after years of trial and error. Some people, like me, use breathing techniques to do this. I want to share with you the breathing technique that helped me get through the anxious and stressful time when I was heading towards unemployment.
If you’ve been reading my stuff for a while, you know that I’m big into personal development, productivity, and planning/organization.
I’m also still a somewhat major procrastinator.
There are times (more often than I’d like) when I put things off almost indefinitely because there are so many things to do and I haven’t “prioritized” them effectively.
I mentioned in a previous post that one method for prioritizing your to-do list is to use an Eisenhower Matrix. I gave just a brief overview in that post, and I’d like to expand upon it here.