Dear Diary: How to Bounce Back from the Struggle Bus

January 11, 2018

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The start of a new year is always exciting. We get to leave our past mistakes behind and start off on a fresh, energetic foot. I admire the people who have been disciplined enough to tackle the beginning of 2018 with insane productivity, but I’ve still been struggling... a lot. And if you’ve been struggling too, I just want to let you know that it’s ok! We will get there. Baby steps are still steps in the right direction, and we won't be taking baby steps forever. 

For me, my biggest obstacles for the past few weeks have been time management, lack of energy and self-discipline. And these three things react off of one another. If I don't practice self-discipline when it comes to sticking to my schedule (aka time management), then I waste the time when I have the most energy. It's a vicious cycle that I'm fighting to break. I want to keep practicing when to say no, not overbooking myself, and treating my body right. The funny thing about breaking bad habits is they are relatively simple to fix, but a simple plan can still feel like pulling teeth when we don’t feel like doing the things we know we should do.

I wish I had all the answers to know how to push myself to be better. I really fucking don’t, but I’m taking small steps each day because those small steps will snowball into huge results. A rolling start is still momentum. We will figure this out together. Now, let’s do this, and if we're lucky, we'll even have fun on the way. We woke up today with another chance to chase our dreams. I hope you're chasing yours, and thank you for reading. You're helping me chase mine. Until next time my dear! 

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P.S. If you're having trouble getting out of bed this morning like I did, try listening to a podcast. Here is my weekly podcast schedule. These shows help me get a running start to the day. They are like virtual coffee. I hope they help you start your day too. 

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