Overload equals nothing. Spring Cleaning is needed!

Last Update: March 25, 2017

I was getting on very well with WA and was feeling very confident that I would make progress consistently. BUT life has got in the way and I have come to a complete stop.

I decided to have a little look at exactly what has been going on and it is really simple...

When my life got overloaded, and my time was squeezed, WA disappeared off the agenda. If I am honest, so did some of my other rituals.

I am a morning person and, because of not getting enough sleep, I have been sleeping in and therefore have not done my usual morning rituals which included WA.

Now - I used to do WA in the morning ... but I was overloaded in the evenings and going to bed later than normal. This EVENING overload meant my MORNING rituals went by the way side. Everything has a knock on effect. Taking everything into account, it was my evening overload which was reducing my WA success.

The things I need to do to be successful at WA are:

  • Go to bed earlier
  • Get better sleep
  • Get up earlier
  • Schedule WA into my morning rituals

Simples!

3 out of 4 things above has nothing to do with WA or my tech knowledge ... so I need to schedule my evenings thinking about what I will be doing in the morning.

What is standing in YOUR way of success? Maybe take stock today and make a change. Spring Clean your life to improve your WA activity and success.

Tonight, I am going to bed early. See you all tomorrow morning, folks!

Gillian x

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kasage00 Premium
Definitely my current job is standing in the way. It's very dead-end, I'm not learning new skills, and there's no chance of advancement. I am now in the process of leaving, and my 2-week notice is heading their way. I've been planning that for a long time and now I found what I've been looking for -self-employment. More money and more traveling coming soon!
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MKearns Premium
Sometimes you have to ruthlessly throw out clutter for spring cleaning anywhere!
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vanbot Premium
Yes, Gillian, I know exactly what you are talking about, getting ourselves into a good routine that works can really help, getting out of that routine due to insomnia is a real pain in the bum.

What I did was take a chamomile and lavender essential oil bath at night, three drops of each, then straight to bed. I also wrote myself a to-do list for the next day, until the new routine became automatic. I am lazy but ticking off those jobs does make you feel good. Hope this helps:-))Steph
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Techiescot Premium
Hi Steph,

Thanks for the advice but I have just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and have been told not to have baths and definitely not to have anything in my bath! Boo hiss.

I have chamomile tea and lavender in my diffuser ... just need to go to sleep earlier.

Love

Gillian
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vanbot Premium
So sorry to hear about your health problems Gillian, and not allowed to take a bath, showers are good, but if somebody said to me "bath not allowed" it is all I would want, still I am an awkward cow at times.

I do hope that you feel better soon, or that the doctor gives you good tablets at least. Take care of yourself.:-))Steph
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Techiescot Premium
I am craving a bath but I have decided to save it for VERY special occasions and make it even more enjoyable. We have to deny ourselves some pleasures now and again ... :-)
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Balloons29 Premium
I know the feeling, Techie. I feel I am not moving forward at all on WA at the moment. I was trying to overcompensate by working morning, noon and night. So had your same symptoms.
So things are still going very slowly but I have been trying to treat WA asa job. I have stopped working in the evening and in each commercial break! Running ourselves into the ground will not us any good. I am glad I got that off my chest to someone (you).
Tracy
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Techiescot Premium
Yes, we all need down time too. I was going great guns but then I got out of step and I seemed to lose my stride.

Hoping to be back at it tomorrow.

Thanks for connecting again. Hopefully, we will manage to get together at some point.

All the point

Gillian
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Calmkoala Premium
Thanks for the motivation! Spring cleaning coming up, Sue :)
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Techiescot Premium
That is great, Sue. We all find ourselves needing a motivation boost now and again. I certainly do and I am taking your comment as further motivation for me!

Spring Cleaning in progress!!!

All the best

Gillian
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