A big ‘what up’ to the few but mighty people that read this. My mind has been pulling me in a few different directions the past few months. From teaching myself how to bullet journal to waking up everyday at 5:30a (minus a few drunken weekends- remember peepz, progress; not perfection); I have been committed to my self-improvement and overall happiness. Disclaimer: it has NOT been an easy journey, but everything needed to happen to get me to this moment, this time, & feeling this way.
Lets dive right fuckin’ in; BULLET JOURNALING has stolen my soul. I now dream about different ways to decorate a fricken planner. Contrary to how utterly lame it may sound, it is actually a really good way to organize thoughts, let out some creativity, innovate new designs each week, & doodle when you’re in a boring work meeting (*cue laughter*)… it’s the best for someone with a naturally cluttered mind! I’m going to try to post more about my bullet journal journey (tongue twister), just in case I become a CEO of a bullet journal company in the future… forreal doe. The picture below shows one of my favorite pages!!
Along with working on the bullet journal, I have also been committed to waking up at 5:30a every day. Those that are not morning people must have already stopped reading and is now onto the second question of a Buzzfeed quiz, but hear me outtttttt! Waking up an hour earlier allows you to give yourself your full attention for an hour out of the entire day. Whether you are a corporate yuppie, a stay at home mom/dad, taking a t break on the hustle, or married with 5 kids running around, YOU need to make time for YOU in order to give your all to everyone that you love. This extra hour gives you the time to do that.
Commitment is how I began this journey (commitment & the wise wisdom of the always fabulous T.Mitchell). The commitment brings a quite empowering feeling that is indescribable. I needed to prove to myself that I could commit. I was sick of feeling the negative vibes and needed to pull myself together before I tore myself apart. So, this was something I was openly willing to try & hey! I get to hang out with me for an extra hour a day, that’s pretty dope! In the beginning, I followed the Miracle Morning SAVERS: silence (meditation <3) , affirmations (“YOU CAN DO IT!”), visualization, exercise (ugh, this one did not last), reading (reading daily mantras from Find Your Happy), and scribing (journaling). After the second/third week I started customizing the Miracle Morning SAVERS into the Mandi Savers because in this practice, it is okay to reinvent the wheel. It has been ~60 days since I started waking up early every morning & I really do believe that it has dramatically altered my perspective and headspace.
Well, its past my bedtime & I have to wake up early 🙂 Hope everyone stays positive & sassy.