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FearLess....BeMore (Live Life in the now)

What up everybody! My name is Andrew Hardin and welcome to my project.

I just finished the Habit Personality Type quiz.

First things first, let knock off the questions that Tiago asked:

My Personality Type:

     

Why I signed up for Design Your Habits

I signed up for this class because while I comprehend that small daily disciplines (habits) are the ingredients of the sauce called Success, I have not internalized the concept and that is what I expect to do with this class. I want to be consistent in my behavior and not a victim of lack of willpower, motivation, ability, etc. I want to truly be in charge of my behavior.

My most consistent daily habit in the past

My most consistent habit in the past has been my hygiene routine (brush teeth day and night, and shower twice a day, etc). 

November 13th, 2014.

Wow! today was a rough day for me emotionally. I have a lot on my plate right now and felt a little overwhelmed about things not moving at the speed I like but all is truly well. I had to deal with feelings of anger and frustrationt that centered in my head and produced symptoms of a headache but I am proud that I did stay present and tried my best to be the observer and not attach to any of those feelings. Anyhow. I intend and wil complete the Habit Loop 2.0 template by this weekend.

I sketched out a few parts and here is what I got so far:

Habit: Spend at least one moment in the now to release my fears, wants and desires and allow the power of life to flow freely and express itself through me without limitation. 

To make it simpler: At least one moment of being aware of my thoughts and feelings in the present moment without being attached.

Even simpler: Be Here Now.  

Small wins:

  • Meditate for 5-15 minutes
  • Become aware of my breathing
  • Smile
  • Say Hello to a stranger
  • Take a walk outside
  • Sit in silence
  • Do an activity of my son's choosing for at least 15 minutes
  • Write at least one sentence
  • Write down something I am grateful for
  • Sing at least once
  • Dance at least once
  • Laugh at least once
  • Tell someone I love them
  • Listen completely when someone is speaking

I still feel i need to find tine it some more but wanted to share an update. 

UPDATE: 12/9/14

Hello Everyone,

Its been a minute (translation: long time) since i updated this project and I couldnt procrastinate any longer. In fact, I DECIDED to Kick procrastination ASS today. 

My meditations have been going well. I must admit that I wasn't as consistent in building my habit but I am recommiting and getting myself back on track. It is ok to fall off the horse, just remember to get off the ground and get back on.

I love meditating and am really understanding the importance of having a clear mental space throughout the day. Our minds truly are a fertile garden and our thoughts are the seeds, our focus is the water and out life experiences are the harvest. I feel like I am finally understanding that I have control over that part of my life. My mind is mine and mine alone. We are not able to control what happens in life but we can control what we think about what happens. 

Lessons I have learned:

  1. All I Need I Have
  • Learning to honor and take care of the natural gifts and talents that I have. I must make use of those gifts or I will lose them. I had a habit of constantly wanting and desiring more when I hadnt even used all I have. How crazy would we look as for more food when we haven'teven finished what is on our plates. 

    My reminder for this lesson:

  • Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. Matt 13:12

    2. The Choice is Mine, and Mine Alone

  • With so much uncertainity in the world, it is hard to believe that I truly have a choice over my life. While I do believe that we can exercise some type of control over what happens, like where we work, who we marry, places we go, things we say, etc. Things can change in an instant and everything we put our trust in can be gone, without our permission, so, are we ever really in control or just fooling ourselves? I dont think we are fooling ourselves, I cannot control what happens but I can control what I think about what happens. That choice is my own. No one will make it for me. Another thing that I have come to terms with is feelings and thoughts. I dont try to fight how I am feeling and or the thoughts I think. I let them live and I let them die. My mental clarity is far more important and useful when I am undisturbed. So that is what I choose, to let life happen accordingly without me being disturbed. Can you imagine going to see a play that someone else wrote and directed and instead of letting the play unfold as it was written, you attempted to change scenes, or dialogue because you felt what was written wasnt right? Crazy, I know. 

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