In my first episode on #Twlv "How getting sober changed my life" I talked about my every day routines. One thing I do every day is that I am writing down 3 things I'm thankful for and 3 affirmations in my dairy. And since I've been having a little internet detox break for the latest week to cleanse my brain, I thought that I could at least share this routine that really helped me to create a positive mindset and learn to appreciate things even when life is hard :)
So for today:
Im thankful for having food on my table. Im thankful that I gave myself the love to cook something real tasty and healthy to eat today, Im also thankful that the sun showed its face and spread some light today.
I am doing my best everyday and it is okay if my best didn't match up to my expectations.
I choose to find solutions to my problems.
I am a positive person
Tomorrow I'm going to do my meditation, work with the kids in the studio, go to my Thursday ADHD group meeting to learn some new cool stuff. I'm looking forward to waking up!
So, my friends and family keep asking me, how's everything going Dajana?
Are you done with your song..? Have you started shooting a video for it?
And the answer is: No! No! No!
Why is that? Well, because Im very good at procrastinating. Actually I'm a PRO! And I know I'm not alone with this behavior! You know, When you've got a pile of stuff to do but instead watch netflix and surf around on the net. You do everything else BUT the things that needs to be done.
For example - Right now, I'm editing a video ironically called procrastinating. I recorded it few months ago with the thought that it would be the first song for the project..but what ended up being something totally different..And I just talked to a friend about this and how hard it was to focus and............wait a minute....... I was about to write a lot more things right now but...
It just hit me 🤔🥊
Maybe I’m procrastinating..like, freaking right now..? I mean writing this blog post NOW, ..when I was actually supposted to edit the video... But what I really should be doing was focusing on creating the #twlv songs.
OMG. 😵. Ok I need to go but first..
5 ways to finally stop procrastinating
.. I just had to watch some youtube videos and read a little about how I can stop this behavior, like asap, and here is 5 ways on how you can STOP procrastinating especially if you have ADHD like me:
Get into the vibe/workmode. For me its cooling down, with just making tee and a good sandwich with a lot of butter and honey. That will give me the energy to focus and I get into the work mode feeling satisfied and calm.
Make sure to switch your phone to flight mode, for obvious reasons!
Set a timer. Tell yourself, today I will work for ex, 3 hours. Set a timer for every 30 minutes and take a 5-7 minutes break. And time the breaks aswell. I always need to set a timer when I start to work aswell, because I could go on forever. Discipline is a must here. (If you want me to write about how I learned how get more disciplined, like this post)
One thing at a time, ALWAYS! Tip: Open up a document and write down the things you need to do, so you can visiualize it and then I just follow the list and mark the things you've done. Doing that you also get rewarded by seeing that you get things done. (Don't make the list to long, it to long)
Have fun. This is important. Even if it is boring try to make it fun. For me it works with treating myself with cookies or candy while working so I feel good doing for example boring things. (I recommend working out in the gym every now and then, if you do this to often hahah)
To learn more, read/watch here👇
"How to stop procrastinating" videos (Love that being on youtube tho🤦🏾♀️😅)
If YOU are here procrastinating on my website right now? Are you? Make sure to like and share this blog AND when you visit youtube to watch the videos I linked...subscribe to my channel aswell👇
MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGy3HHZGQXSICu9GVaVlXeg
Then get the hell back to work won't ya!!
/Well, I really need to go...creating that song now!! Tingeling!!🤠🐎
The other day I found this tune who died along with my crashed hard drive..and I was listening to the lyrics and it was like a walk down the memory lane of how I used to be. Both towards myself and others.
For long I've been living a destructive life. I always found a way to make my life harder for myself. Either it was falling in love with people who didn't love me back or it was not appreciating someone who actually loved me. Instead I took them for granted. And if someone appreciated my music or wanted to work with me, I made sure it didn't happened. I wasn't open to love or be loved. Because I didn't know what love was and I didn't loved myself and treated everyone else the way I felt inside.
How's it going?
So, I'm in the middle of my process creating the first of 12 songs for my #TwlvChallenge and Im already feeling pressured! In only 15 days I am going to release the first song...and I have started about 5 different songs, but none of them are good enough...! My girlfriend thinks I'm psychotic, which I am, because I spend every waken hour on working. #workaholic
Im also being totally overambitious with everything I do right now and It is going to get me burnt out if I don't stop.
Last week I went out to create some easy and simple content for Social Media.
I really, really just wanted some videos and photos for my Instagram. But what I ended up with something that looks likesome kind of music video?
Well I recognize this behavior. This is what always happen when I try to finish and release stuff. Im being overambitious and I try to control everything, so it can be perfect. Because deep down I think I just want to be appreciated and loved. Who doesn't of course, but to the cost of your health and maybe relationships?
So, this is what I am working on the most right now. To let go, to say it is okay that this is my best and if I'm happy that is fine by me. Not everyone has to love me or love the things I do. And somethings are great but most things are good, good enough! Im also observing what happens inside of me when I release things..Right now I feel like I'm going to freak out ..
But I´ve decided to do this now. To not chicken out, to become friends with emotions that makes me wanna flee. Emotions that I always acted on before using drugs or alcohol I'm now meditating away. Right now it is a struggle. But I look at it with curiosity..It hurts, but it hurts good.
Treat Me Good
Before I treated myself bad, with destructive relationships both towards myself and others. Today, I strive towards what's best for me. And the biggest difference today is that even tho I fall into old patterns and I'm scared as hell, I want to treat myself good! And I do that by also surrounding myself with positive and supporting people. Like my cousin and my girlfriend for instance. Thank you both for supporting me even tho I'm a bit 2 much at times ❤️
Anyways ..tomorrow I will post an overambitious video. It was ment to be a 30 seconds video of me banging on my mashine mk3 micro..But like I said..I got carried away…
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