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The Karma Yogi "Sharpen Your Axe" Challenge

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17 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      7:53
    • 2. Day 1 | Deepen Daily Gratitude

      3:29
    • 3. Day 2 | Act Like a Stoic

      3:03
    • 4. Day 3 | Limit Your News and Social Media Intake

      2:52
    • 5. Day 4 | Read a Book

      1:48
    • 6. Day 5 | Learn a New Skill

      1:39
    • 7. Day 6 | Watch a Documentary

      1:29
    • 8. Day 7 | Work Out or Do Yoga

      2:04
    • 9. Day 8 | Meditate and/or Pray

      2:15
    • 10. Day 9 | Journal

      2:15
    • 11. Day 10 | Practice Inverse Gratitude

      1:27
    • 12. Day 11 | Perform a Brain-Stimulating Activity

      1:54
    • 13. Day 12 | Optimize Your Morning Routine

      3:37
    • 14. Day 13 | Work on Your Passion Project

      1:51
    • 15. Day 14 | Tidy Up

      3:53
    • 16. Special Message | Be Good

      3:54
    • 17. Conclusion

      2:46
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Presenting The Karma Yogi "Sharpen Your Axe" Challenge: Personal Expansion, Positivity and Service in the Time of Coronavirus

COVID-19 is here and it has become a serious threat to humanity. Now is an ideal time to strengthen ourselves. To elevate our interior empires and focus on becoming better every day. It’s time that we choose not only to go through this adversity, but also grow through this adversity. So, get back in the game and focus on sharpening your axe until these uncertain times subside. 

I’ve set up The Karma Yogi “Sharpen Your Axe” Challenge to help you just do that. To bring positive transformation in yourself in your life. To help you embrace personal expansion and start looking at things from a whole new perspective. To help you become a better version of yourself. To help you have more “alive time”. And to turn this obstacle into an opportunity, and this negative experience of self-quarantine into a positive one.

The Karma Yogi "Sharpen Your Axe" Challenge comprises of 14 original, all-new actionable challenges to be implemented at a pace of one per day. They have been designed to eliminate fear, anxiety, panic, frustration and restlessness, and help you bring a sense of hope, positivity and groundedness to your life.

Challenge participants will receive: 

  • 14 Daily Custom Challenges
  • 14 Daily Custom Video Messages from author and success advisor Parth Sawhney
  • Printable 14-Day "Sharpen Your Axe" Challenge Worksheets
  • Printable 14-Day Gratitude Challenge Journal
  • Private Facebook Group access for Accountability, Motivation, and Community

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Parth Sawhney

Author and Success Mentor

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My name is Parth Sawhney. I’m an author, storyteller and success mentor to high-achievers all around the world. I’m also the creator of Project Karma Yogi and The Daily Apple, where I share ideas, insights, and resources related to personal development, philosophy, success mindset and the human condition. 

My goal is to create a meaningful impact via my work and help people all across the globe live extraordinary lives and become better versions of themselves.

Every lionheart needs a mentor. If you are ready to embark on the success journey, I’m here to be your companion, your guide on the side, to help you get further every single day.

For more self-education and personal growth resources, please visit my main website: parthsaw... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Corona viruses you, and it has become a serious streak. No matter where you are on the planet, we're all going through a difficult time right now. Yes, these are uncertain times. The economy is head public places are closed. Most of us have locked arms in our countries on your old advised to stay indoors as much as possible. I'm staying in museum in my home, taking all precautions and staying safe, but they like it or not crossed me. You're doing the right thing and performing your civic duty by isolating yourself in your house. I know it's tough, but self quarantine is the best and most effective strategy to stave off this. Cool with 19 pandemic. Flatten the girl. This means you would be either working from home or words are working and oil because your workplace is shut down. Just because you're confined to your living room doesn't mean that you will start binge watching shows and movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix or Disney Plus no. Does it imply that you convinced your time playing video games for endless hours? Most intense suggestion is to use your precious time and attention. Bisley and crying Focus. A measure portion off your time on uplifting and productive pursuits on learning and improving on what Robert Greene calls a lifetime. These are unexpected times, and even if you are confined to our homes, I'm going to some person and professional setbacks. We still have to keep moving forward. Settling is not an option. They simply can't afford to slow down. If you don't improve, grow, take action and make the most off, our days will start falling behind. It's time to be flexible and adjust instead, off retreating the most redirect. We have to reallocate our time, energy, attention and our resources on other constructive pursuits. We have to focus on what we can control on the Dutch from the external circumstances that are not in our control. It's time to focus on US cells. We have absolute control over things that are on the inside but individually on with respect to our organization. And that's why one of the best things that we can do for us is is to focus our scared of Loveman and bulletin group. This is a perfect time to sharpen your axe. The constraints are really and you can go outside to chop down the trees. So instead, use that time and energy to sharpen your soul both for yourself, individually and even for your team members. Surfin U plays a key role in achieving very near success, as Steven Covey route really well is the principal on the process that empowers us to move on an upward spiral off growth and change off continuous improvement. So use your time wisely on redirect your resource is and enhancing and preserving the greatest asset that you have. You on Iran mind as the Devil's Workshop as a popular idea. Schools left to our devices on Day four pinking patterns. Negativity starts seeping in on my start, harboring toxic thoughts on self sabotaging emotions. That's why it's incredibly important to float our minds with positivity, relevant knowledge and inspiration in our daily life. Most of us get so busy chopping down Crease that we hardly get time to sharpen our access. But now we have plenty of time to renew ourselves on to nourish our mind, body, heart and spirit. It's time to learn new things, gonna better ideas, focus on our well being and revitalize ourselves that prepared and equipped ourselves with essential personal and professional skills so that we're ready to go in the attack mood as soon as normalcy is restored. As Marcus Aurelius rule, the impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. See this obstacle in front off you as an opportunity to grow, recharge, renew and reinvent yourself to bring violence in your life by focusing on self care and personal expansion. Now is an ideal time to strengthen ourselves to elevate our interior and piles on focus on becoming better every day. It's time that which was not only to go through this adversity but also grow through this adversity. So get back in the game on focus on sharpening your axe until these uncertain times subside . I've set up the karma, Yogi. Sharpen your axe challenge to help you just do that toe. Bring positive transformation in yourself and your life to help UM, breeze personal expansion and start looking at things from a whole new perspective to help you become a better version of yourself. To help you have more could include a lifetime trying to turn this obstacle into an opportunity on this negative experience off self quarantine into a positive one. This challenge comprises off 14 original and all new actionable exercises. Toby implemented at a pace off one day, they have been designed to eliminate fuel, anxiety, panic, frustration and restlessness on help you become on help you bring a sense off hope, positivity and grounded nous to your life. Will you sign up for the challenge? You'll get 40. Daily exercise is accompanied with video messages from me. You'll get beautifully designed worksheets along with AH 14 they Gratitude Journal to help your dial into our more grateful you. It also gain access to a private Facebook crook for accountability and motivation on for reaching out to other members of the community who are taking the challenge with you. You can also get in touch with me. I like performing these exercises along with you on. I'm sure there help you develop a more positive outlook overall on empower you to refrain any adversities and identify opportunities within the obstacles that come your way. You start appreciating different aspects off life that you didn't appreciate before. Also, you'll be able to overcome any frustrations that come up during this crisis. I'm sure these practices and exercises that challenge you in many ways on providing the essential tools, tactics and strategies to transform yourself or the next 14 days. I'm confident they will push you out of your comfort zone. And I had immense value to you and your personal of Loveman. In addition, you learn incredible lessons and insights you'll find helpful for the rest of your life. I invite you to join me on this journey and not only challenge you for a promise that it will be an exhilarating and enlightening right on you get a renewed sense off self awareness. It will help you become a better version of yourself, unloved the leader on the hero within you on train. You do not only go to and go through this crisis, but any other adversities and challenges, and you may encounter in the future. 2. Day 1 | Deepen Daily Gratitude: the school in 19 crisis is an incredible opportunity and a vice time to appreciate all the good things in your life as never before. Gratitude is the antidote to feel anxiety and panic. As Tony Robbins says, we can't feel few while feeling gratitude. At the same time, concentrating on the tiny blessings on precious aspects off your life will keep you happy, self assured, on healthy during this time of unease and global disturbance. Here's the thing. No matter what we go through, gratitude at Sattar form off self care on re orients us back to the goodness off life on our inherent humanness. Research has also shown that gratitude producers numerous health benefits. Robert Emmons Ondas colleagues at the University of California have reported that people who performed a daily gratitude exercised short, higher levels off positive states off awareness, aloneness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness on energy compared to those participants who focused on hassles or negative comparisons. Summarizing all the findings from the studies on gratitude today, Emmons concludes that those who practice grateful pinking rape, emotional, physical on interpersonal benefits. He adds that that gratitude is a choice when possible response that we can have to the events and experiences in our life. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote to himself. Don't set your mind on things you don't possess as if they were yours. But count the blessings you actually possess on think how much you would desire then if they weren't already yours. Count your blessings today and every day, expressing gratitude for anything and everything that you have that adds value in your life and brings you joy. It pays off the thing positively on. Look on the bright side of things to simply focus on the good and positive things in your life instead of the negative ones. So today take five minutes to write about how grateful you are for all the wonderful things that you currently have in your life. Don't worry about and long for what you don't possess. Instead, big stock off all the blessings you will really enjoy. Along with that, start a new discipline to express your gratitude and appreciation for the blessings and positive things that you experience on a daily basis in the 14 day Gratitude Journal provided to you it won't take too long, are greatly benefit you and different aspects of her life. as a strengthen your graduate muscle over the next two weeks. Out of this daily gratitude, discipline really strikes a chord working. I encourage you to participate in the 21 day karma, Yogi. Gratitude challenge. Once you complete this ongoing challenge, I'm sure it will be a fun and exciting right for you, okay? 3. Day 2 | Act Like a Stoic: this pandemic is a vice occasion to practice their tenants off stoic philosophy. For the uninitiated, stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that was established by a xeno off city. Um, in the early third century BC. There is a simple approach. Welcome, destructive emotions on act with reason. This philosophy has been practised by both historical and modern men, including artists, kings, presidents, autos and entrepreneurs. We could all employ stoicism to empower us to step up and be a shining example in these difficult times to enjoy the present moment on, make the most off our time and energy and try to focus on constructive pursuits as much as we can. This is a wonderful time to focus exclusively on what we can control on. Let go off what we can, no matter what circumstances the in condo. We always have absolute control off our thoughts. Words and actions begin, stay calm and cultivate stillness within us are not let feel and panic drivers toe irrational behavior. We can see things as they are on. Not let our judgments affect the way we perceive him. Now is a wonderful opportunity to embrace and embody the four stoic virtues Viz, um, courage, justice and temperance. We can all choose to become well informed and act wisely, glad with fearlessness instead of getting influenced by fear inducing stories broadcasted by news channels and various media. 24 7 to do the right thing. Inspire off our personal and professional losses on to practice self control. Venable and very were required. So today I spent some time at least 20 minutes to learn more about the essential tenets off the school off philosophy on Train Yourself to look at the events that happened today who was to England's along with that reflect on the foreword. Use off stoicism, wisdom, courage, justice and temperance on Try to embody them as you go through your day if you like. You can refer to my book Stoic Life, which is the third book in the meditations for the learning mine, Siri's to Either alone or re acquaint yourself with the essential tools and strategies off . Stoicism in this book have distilled the wisdom off great philosophers such as epic deters Seneca and Marcus, or areas as well as more than autos such as Ryan Holiday on Donald Robertson and in a form that is easy to digest and could do even if you're not a real 4. Day 3 | Limit Your News and Social Media Intake: everything has pros and cones on. The same applies for news and social media. Both of them have their benefits. More so in a time like this, where information both at a local level as well as a global scale is premium on much needed . But you have to keep in mind they're just watching news. Visiting social media platforms on religiously consuming information does not mean you're staying informed. You have to be aware and careful on only follow reliable and trusted sources that provide you with catcher on up to date information like physical distancing. You must keep a safe distance from a relevant social media posts fake news on any Clickbait content that's trying to attract eyeballs. There's a chance that you may be following people who are spreading wrong information like wild file, Whether it's someone who's saying that this whole thing is a conspiracy or whether it the person spreading panic and instilling pure and anxiety and others, misinformation is the last thing that we all need. In these difficult circumstances, Wrong information serves no purpose. It has no one on the contrary at fuel. Spanich on lead to home social media and big news stock, outraging people on. It's best to stay away from them, especially in this time of crisis. Being stuck at home is stuff. It can take a toll on your mental health on engaging in stories and conversations specifically designed who conjure up fuel. Anxiety and anger can be detrimental for you, so be vigilant and curate your information sources on your social feed it required. Do not hesitate toe unfollow and unfriend those people who are adding fuel to the file on making these already challenging circumstances even more challenging for you today takes talk off all the news outlets and social media. Absent websites that you're using to stay informed, Evaluate each of them based on their merits on restrict yourself toe only. Follow the trusted sources that provided you reliable on up to date information. If you want to go even one step further, the challenge yourself to abstain from social media for a full week by removing all the social media apps from your full 5. Day 4 | Read a Book: reading is an incredible activity. It's both enriching and uplifting. So in these difficult times, it can surely be something worthwhile. With the lasting are a way you can put this time to good use by investing in yourself on accruing knowledge and wisdom. Beer books travel Focus A major portion off your time on self education and personal development. Whether you are a bibliophile or not, you would already have a few books in your mind. Chances are you will always have pushed to read more, but you didn't have the time. Well, your wish has been granted. Now you have all the time in the wood. So so so set aside time every day to either read or listen to a book. Let go off the easy normals and Beach reads on Read something related to self improvement or a certain topic that you have been curious about. Goldie on reach something that is both education and enjoyable, maybe even spiritually. And if you are clueless about where to begin on what to read, don't worry. I've got you covered. You can go to my book recommendations in the resource is sheet. So today pick an education or inspirational book. It can be a physical book if you have access to one. Otherwise by a Kindle book or an All your books from Audible, I'm start reading or listening into it or listening to it for 20 minutes every day. 6. Day 5 | Learn a New Skill: the modern business landscape is rapidly changing on new skills are needed constantly, but it can be nearly impossible to learn something new. When you are a most in the daily grind on have a packed schedule at work, so use this opportunity to learn something new. Take that online coding class, practice your poor testing or video editing skills, or start learning a foreign language. Now imagine the surprise faces off your co workers when you return from this extended break , knowing how to design marketing materials or speaking Spanish. There are several. Resource is of a living. Teach yourself with blog's APS learning platforms on online courses at your fingertips. As Jim, Rohn said, learned to work harder on yourself than you do on your joke. If you work hard on your job, you'll make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune if you learn a useful skill while away from your work, please. You will return to what may be a struggling economy on a difficult job market with a leg up on your competition. So Pickersgill today that you think can be a great asset for you either personally or professionally, and start learning it through an online virtual flus or a smartphone app. 7. Day 6 | Watch a Documentary: a great order native to fill up your wisdom tank is to watch documentaries, documentaries and docuseries can be a very effective way to introduce yourself to new topics as well as gain more perspective on certain topics you may already be knowledgeable in as they give you mine new information to absorb and think about. They keep your brain active and engaged. Documentaries allow you to develop a more well rounded, based off knowledge rather than just specializing in one area. In addition, there often fun and entertaining to watch documentaries are one of the easiest ways to learn new information. Due to our attraction to enticing visuals, music and storytelling on it has been observed that many people are more likely to pay attention to a documentary than reading a book or listening to a lecture. So today, just sit back and watch a documentary or a docuseries about a person. They can be either historical figure or a contemporary one, an event or a topic that you find interesting and are curious about 8. Day 7 | Work Out or Do Yoga: going to the gym may not be an option right now, and there's a good chance you may not have exercise equipment or Gumbel's at home. Don't worry. You don't need a gym membership to stay fit on. Even a little exercise when done consistently goes a long way. There are many of these to stay in shape without weights on fitness equipment, browse YouTube for work off videos or join an online fitness community. I recommend checking out fitness blender on our clean eggs, and if you're into yoga, visit the yoga with Adrian YouTube channel. If you have an apple watch or a Fitbit Challenge, friend toe an activity competition. This will help you have accountability. The important thing is that you keep moving. Do activities at a higher pace that get your heart pumping and sweat as much as possible. The American Heart Association recommends at least 1 15 minutes off moderate exercise or 75 minutes off vigorous exercise per week or an equal and combination off booth. This will. This will benefit your body on also improve your mental health and sleep. If electoral more about how I perform my workouts, I'll share link to the essay. My minimalist fitness routine in the resource is sheet, so it's time to get your body moving. Your actually for today is to participate in a 30 minute, preferably uninterrupted homework out dance routine or yoga session. You can choose whatever suits you best. Just make sure that it's challenging and takes you out of your comfort zone. You can do it. 9. Day 8 | Meditate and/or Pray: in these times off your inducing stories, countless distractions and noise more than ever around us, it's incredibly important that we develop mindfulness and awareness. Ah, practice off. Meditation or praying will help you develop in a restaurant and self control. I'm be instrumental in controlling your emotions and thoughts to truly do nothing but meditate or pray might be a challenge for you in the everyday rush. Now, with zero commute and plenty of extra time, you can start small by delegating five minutes to practice, meditation or pray Jews, a quiet place in your home. Eliminate all distractions on. Just focus on your breathing or repeat a particular mantra. Another option issues off regarded meditation, audio or video to help you with this. If you like. You can also incorporate affirmations or visualization exercises in your meditation sessions. You can expand this time, block bigger each day and meditate for 15 to 20 minutes or even longer. Eventually, meditation is one practice that you can really improve on with the extra time you have in your hand. It brings your benefits in every respect mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I'm a consistent practice. You're able to get in touch with the stillness inside. If you enjoy your sessions, it's definitely something you might just want to continue when things get back to normal. So if you're a bigger no start a meditation or praying practice today, preferably after waking up in the morning on meditate or pray for at least five minutes for the next seven days. If you start enjoying this quiet time, feel free to expand its duration on. Continue with this daily practice. 10. Day 9 | Journal: journaling is a wonderful practice that I believe the almost experiment with it is simple but powerful exercise on an intimate way to express our thoughts on become cognisant of them. Journaling is incredibly helpful in a personal group. It gives us both time and space to explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions on capture them into Woods. It hurts his Discover who we are as a person. Author Susan Sontag explains this wonderfully in these woods in the Journal. I did not just express myself more openly than I could do to any person. I create myself, she adds. The journal is a vehicle for my sense off selfhood. Reflection is one of the best self development exercises that we can all participate in. Spending a little time on self reflection, daily and weekly can go a long way in keeping us grounded in our values on goods on live on intentional and meaningful life, focusing on the essential things. It doesn't matter whether you maintain a physical load book or use our digital tool on how much you write each day. Just get started with writing your thoughts on experiences. Travel made journaling a daily habit. I'm sure It'll add great value to your success in your life in these turbulent times. Your action for day. Your action for today is to get a new notebook. You don't have to go fancy. It can be a regular college notebook, Ah, pocket sized notebook or a yellow legal pad. Or create a new digital document on your phone or computer dedicated to journaling on, Then start journaling every day for the next seven days. It can be as simple as writing just one sentence each day. I'm sure that's doable. 11. Day 10 | Practice Inverse Gratitude: It's a great virtue to have gratitude and appreciate things in our lives. But an even greater one is to have gratitude and appreciation. When things don't work out for us on for the obstacles and adversities that we face, we get. So all went with the scenarios at hand. Have you fear to notice that at one stage is those adversities bring with them? As ran Holy writes in his book, The obstacle is the way the obstacle in the path becomes the path Never forget. Within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition. We all face at worst times, but the difference lies and how we respond to them with a change in perception we can start viewing are obstacles in the right light. Once we become aware off the benefit that the problems that we are encountering are bringing us, it gets easier to express gratitude on appreciation for them. So today, if you come across a roadblock or if something frustrates you, take a moment to reframe the situation on identify what opportunity is coming your way in the form off that obstacle 12. Day 11 | Perform a Brain-Stimulating Activity: along with exercising your body, it's important that you exercise your mind as well. Binge watching TV or Netflix on schooling on your phone for long spans can attenuate your neural activity on top of that mindless activity, and watching negative media can even make you feel depressed and anxious. Through research studies performed with mice and humans, scientists have found that bringing activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells. Developing neural neurological corn. Court plasticity on building up ah functional result that provides a hedge against futures cell loss. Any mentally stimulating activity should help to build up your brain. Experiment with activities that require manual dexterity as well as mental effort, such as drawing, painting and other craft. Or try some mental gymnastics. So Matt Problems open a Sudoku book. Play word games Break out that big parcel you have been putting off. Find some brain exercises online or in an up like animosity to stay sharp and boost your mental energy or simply play and interesting and engaging board game with your family members. You have complice options to choose from. So today, before any of these brain stimulating activities for 30 minutes, either by yourself or with your family on. Of course, If you start enjoying it on, don't stop the fun. By all means keep going. 13. Day 12 | Optimize Your Morning Routine: one thing that really distinguishes the most successful people the titans, the heroes on super achievers that they look up to is that they have all developed a routine at the start of the day that helps them get primed up, said a good rhythm for the day and get good coat in the zoom with a great morning routine. It is certain that you will become more productive on conjure up effective strategies to bring significant changes in your lives, both professional and personal. The mine is highly four tile in the morning, and it's a very opportune time to sow the seeds off positivity on knowledge. As your conscious mind is quiet on, your subconscious mind is more receptive in the mornings. It's a great time to focus on personal development. I let your wise herself answer the questions that you have been asking all along. In his book, The 5 a.m. Club. Robin Sharma Rights Big Excellent Care off the front end off your day. On the rest off your day will pretty much take care of itself on your morning. Elevate your life. The main essence off creating a morning routine is to start building up momentum so that we're dial in with the right thoughts and emotions that uplift us and guide us. The world's a change towards achieving success and fulfillment as it has been talked numerous times in the self development world. There are specific strategies, tactics and habits that we can do every morning to set us up for the entire day. I've stopped for a morning routine for many years now on, it has become an important component of my lifetime. Every day I perform my daily dawn routine that I have talked about extensively in my block forecasting videos. I'll provide links to all of them in the resources sheet. So if you'd like to know more so if you'd like to know about my morning routine in detail, you can refer to them. Basically, it includes exercising yoga, Primor breathing exercises, meditation on breeding. I keep treating it reshuffling activities based on what's with me best on experimenting with new things on. I suggest you do the same. Always we willing to experiment and try new things that you think may help you getting a better mindset, make you more productive and get you closer to the expression off your energy genius. If you're inspired and would like to eat a start or optimize your own morning routine, the best time is now. When you win your mornings, you win your days on. This is incredibly important during these hard times. Ah, world class morning routine is off Great significance. Now, as we go through these turbulent times, it will help you protect your focus and performance in these testing times. On battle proof, you toe any personal professional challenges that come your way today. Dedicate some time to either create a new morning routine for yourself or optimize the one that you already have. You can refer to my morning routine. If you would like to have a framework on which you can build your own routine, the most important thing is to start. So let's get the ball rolling. 14. Day 13 | Work on Your Passion Project: viral geniuses in our own regard. We all have passions, but the harsh truth is that not everyone is fortunate enough to call the current job as a passion. The everyday struggles can keep us away from cultivating our respective passions on. That's why this is a wonderful time to direct your focus and energy, the words of passion Project or a side hustle that can bring you both meaning and joy on, of course, some extra income. Maybe you want to open up your own bakery. Maybe you have always wanted to write a novel or a nonfiction book. Maybe you want to start your own podcast or create some designs to sell merchandise. As Stephen press reports it, Just get your but where your heart is on start doing the work. Use this time with create meaningful artworks. Work on the marketing aspect. Work on branding, do whatever is necessary to get you off the ground. You don't have to put pressure on yourself to finish one of a project you start. Your only agenda is to start and make significant progress to get the ball rolling and get momentum on your side so that you are able to accomplish your desired objective in the near future. Your action for today, Mr Block. At least an hour, preferably early in the morning. On use that time to start working on your passion project on creating a daily action plan that helps you accrue momentum on make substantial progress with it. 15. Day 14 | Tidy Up: These are unusual times when we are living 24 7 cooked up in our homes, spending all our days and nights at home, whether alone or with other family members, can make it extremely easy for our living and working space to become messy and chaotic on . That's why de cluttering on keeping things tidy on cleaning and clean is super important, as they heard clear our mind and allow us to feel more comfortable, calm and happier. In her book, Outer Order. In a calm Grecian, Rubin writes. Getting in control off our possessions makes us feel more in control off our fate. This is an illusion. It's a hopeful illusion on it's a more pleasant way to live. Our physical space directly influences our mental well being. Out or order contributes toe intercom on inner self command on overflowing closet on overstuffed fridge, or having a crowded email inbox to have the potential to wears down and get us going in the downward spiral. But if we take charge, there's a chance that our clutter clearing individuals may become life changing for us. Simple things like making your bed every morning and keeping up with your dishes and laundry can give you a sense off accomplishment and normalcy, along with removing stress around these chores. Essentially, your main goal during these difficult times is to make your home beautiful and enjoyable. Normal place. You're desperate to escape. Ah, clutter. Free life helps us feel more confident, more energetic and more creative on at the same time brings more calm within us. There's a view but strong connection between getting control of stuff on feeling and control off our life. I'm sure you would have experienced that when we have less stuff lying around us in our homes. We also have fewer worries in our mind on are able to make better use off on Appreciate the things that we already do own with less clutter were also able to focus on our family on enjoy meaningful activities together are who needs to be a safe haven for us that we love to be in not a place that makes us feel a when or even depressed but annoying plugger and superfluous stuff lying around us as we declutter and get rid off the non essentials. We create more space for a better home life, which is much needed in this crisis that you're all going through. We start enjoying the time that we spend in our home on fall in love with it again. It becomes a place where we can feel at peace on, are able to relax and rejuvenate, to live and perform better on produce more. So here's your action for today. Number one reflect on this question. What non essential things can you remove from your home and your life number to start decluttering and tiding up today on catch up on all your pending household chores. Along with that, schedule a set amount of time every day to do the simple housekeeping and decluttering tasks. You can also divide and conquer by getting your family involved if you like, so that you're able to build momentum on keep your home tidy on beautiful on a consistent basis. 16. Special Message | Be Good: Before I wrap up this challenge, I wanted to share an important message with you. Let's face it, when we are isolated and imprisoned in our own homes, it can be easy to become better and angry to become more selfish on look out only for ourselves and our family. We've already seen it with people panicking about certain essential supplies on holding them for no logical reason, taking much more than they needed, living little to no essentials for others. This is insane and goes against our human nature. If you're one of the panic ALS and Ho does, you can't change the past on and you're immature behavior. But you can certainly be more prudent and selfless in the coming times. Use the key idea that I will share with you. Be good, practice, kindness and compassion on a daily basis. Whether you're home alone or not, be in constant touch with your parents and your grand parents or anyone you know who is especially at risk of complications from the Squire's chicken on the less privileged and elderly in your community. Stay home and stay safe, but also help whenever and wherever you can while keeping our distance as tragic. The world affairs are at this limit. We almost understand that Corona virus is not the first or the worst global pandemic that we humans have faced, nor is it going to be the last one. It's few child constantly where worry about this crisis on how bad things will get in the immediate future. What matters the most is how we're all going to show up on handle this worldwide emergency and every challenging situation. We have a choice to let fuel and panic or power us or assure, as responsible global citizens on work together for the good of the whole, making our practice, the stoic notion off sympathy A. We're not alone be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The truth is that when other suffer visa for when the world goes through pain due to a catastrophe, we go through that pain as well. To paraphrase Marcus Iranians, what's back for the haIf is bad for the B as well mirror citizens of one particular country . We're all citizens off the world or harms the world community. Also, Hyung's the individual. The sooner we accept this notion off cosmopolitanism, the bigger impact and contribution will be able to make Europe are of the same mighty living being. We all share the resources off the same planet. Instead of cultivating a narrow minded perception off life, we need to take a broader perspective. We all have a duty to work for the greater good. It's important that we show up as the best versions off ourselves in this crisis that they let go off our selfish concerns on you. Look after each other. After all, we're all in this together we must become an effective leader or humanitarian on a B and B . A good example. In this global catastrophe, these times demand us to do and give our best. So let's be good and practice kindness and selflessness as much as possible. Be safe. Stay away from fuel and panic on Just keep these words always in your spin your perspective . This too shall pass 17. Conclusion: we have reached the end off the sharpen your axe challenge. Congratulations for completing it on. I'm proud of you focusing on personal development and positivity on choosing to be productive as much as possible in these turbulent times. It's not an easy thing to do, and you must put yourself on the back and acknowledge that what you have done is a remarkable accomplishment. You're a true exceptionalist. This is a good time to reflect and write about how you feel after having participated in this challenge, reflect on what the previous 14 days in this challenge have meant to you go to your experiences. The lessons that you learned on any are moments that you had on in what ways have the influence to you reflect on how these exercises have challenged you on how they have changed your changed your perspective towards this global health crisis on life in general , we have spent the last two weeks performing 14 exercises designed to eliminate fuel, anxiety, panic, frustration and restlessness on bring a sense off hope, positivity and stability to our lives. This marks the end off this challenge, but the battle is far from over. All this is just the beginning. It is difficult to predict how things will unfold in the coming weeks and months on. That's why it's off absolute significance to keep sharpening your axe until these challenging times subside. Now it's up to you to continue with this journey on to make conscious choices on. Take meaningful actions that help you embrace personal expansion. Positivity on service in the long run on, become a better version of yourself. Carry on with your efforts off having Mork or in court alive. Time on. Keep trying your best to turn this obstacle into an opportunity on this negative experience off social isolation into a positive one. Continue working towards unlocking the leader and the hero within you on. Make the commitment to keep this mind set off, sharpening your ax going so that you not only go through and go through this ongoing global health crisis, but also to any other adversities on Girl Boils that life throws at you in the future