Day 90: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

pexels-photo-266430

Day 90. The Big Day! Which I spent doing none other than working from sun-up til sun-down again (although thankfully not as late as the day before!).

So what did I learn? Largely, that if you decide do anything for 90 days straight, as mad as you thought it was at the beginning, by the end of it it will feel like the norm.

This challenge has forced me to be creative, it has forced me to push myself to do things when I definitely did not want to do them, and I have learned a lot about myself.

I feel like if you give something your all, you can wholeheartedly say what worked and what didn’t work. Since a lot of my problems with decision making over the years have stemmed from a lack of experience and confidence (stemming from a lack of experience or experienced people to ask), that giving it my all was a really good thing for having confidence in my decisions.

It has also been incredibly good for my anxiety. A large chunk of my issues with anxiety stem from the overthinking that inevitably comes from this lack of confidence, as I try to figure out if I’m making the right decision. With deciding to give it my all for 90 days, I just had to keep doing it one day at a time until it was up, then I could worry about if it was the wrong decision!

There is an upside and a downside to focusing on one day at a time though. On one hand, it was easy to dwell on a bad day, but on the other, it forced me to be in the moment more, and enjoy the little things.

Some days it felt like 90 days was a long time, other times it felt like it would be over in the blink of an eye, but I made it.

What an achievement though. Proud of myself just quietly 🙂

Time to re-assess, re-focus, and settle in for the next instalment of this crazy life!

 

Laveena

Advertisements

Day 89: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

pexels-photo-260447

Another big day working from sun-up til sun-down! Although thankfully not as late as the night before…

It’s something I’ve just always had the capacity to do, work long hours. As long as I have confidence in what I’m happy to keep chipping away at what I’m doing until it’s done. It’s where I don’t have confidence in what I’m doing that it all falls apart and my anxiety kicks in… It’s useful, but only in combination with having something productive to do!

I feel like a lot of people struggle with this confidence and and anxiety issue… competence breeds confidence, and the best way to be competent is to keep doing what you’re doing until you’re good at it, or you’ve achieved what you set out to do!

I hope you’re smashing your day today!

 

Laveena

 

Day 88: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

pizza

The weather has frankly, been amazing this past week, and yesterday was no exception. So combine the gorgeous weather with a live band playing in the sunshine on this particular gorgeous Friday afternoon outside my office, and you can imagine I had to dig deep for the motivation to stay inside and work!

I’m also working some very big hours this weekend, so that left my Friday night to get anything I wanted done around the house out of the way. That meant yard work, packing and labelling a bunch of old things that I recently sold online to ship, and all house chores and actually making sure I have clean clothes to wear for the next week!

Needless to say my pizza tasted pretty delicious when it arrived for dinner…

I hope you’re having an amazing day, and feeling motivated to smash your goals today!

Laveena

 

Day 87: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

gears-cogs-machine-machinery-159298

Days where I’m working at two jobs are always big days, and yesterday was no exception, so I was in grind mode up until in I got home at 11 pm for a cuddle with the furball and a few minutes of banter with my partner before collapsing into bed.

I hope your squeezing every second out of your day and loving it!

 

Laveena

Day 86: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

healthy-person-woman-sport

I had hoped to be in better physical shape by now, especially with summer looming here in NZ, and my trip to Las Vegas to attend 10X Growth Con in February! So here comes the extra cardio… but where to squeeze it in?

Last night I managed to squeeze it in by watching a movie with my partner, largely from my spin bike, and the rest while doing a couple of last minute bits before bed.

Gotta make it work!

I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive day today!

Laveena

Day 85: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

pexels-photo-1572492062393805.jpeg

Day 85 was bittersweet. It started off with a VERY close encounter with a car while I was on my bike. I will never know if they actually didn’t see me and they just happen to be a very bad driver, or if it was road rage, but to me it felt like the latter and it ruffled me.

I hate that I let it get under my skin, I hate being vulnerable and letting myself get emotional in front of people who didn’t see it, and didn’t understand why it had felt like more than your average cyclist vs car encounter and why it had gotten under my skin.

But since I like to find at least one silver lining in everything, here they are:

  1. The site manager of the are the driver was clearly coming from saw the incident, and from the look on his face when he came to talk to me afterward, was clearly as horrified by it as I was, and so will hopefully will handle it accordingly (as they promised)
  2. Sometimes you don’t really see who people are until you’re having a bad day, and I was grateful for the kindness that was there, and especially when I got back on my bike and got back home at the end of the day, and back to the one who understands me the most

Here’s to a new day…

pexels-photo-109275

Have a fabulous day today! You never know how many more fabulous days you have left!

 

Laveena

 

 

 

Day 84: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

pexels-photo-248280

Not much to report on day 84 to be honest, just an ordinary day of grinding, organising and practicing. I am just about done with Bethenny Frankel’s audiobook “A Place of Yes” though, and every chapter in it has held a little bit of inspiration for me, so I highly recommend it!

I will leave you with a quote from it that struck me quite hard after a lifetime of heartbreak, failures, and bad decisions before I decided to become the best version of myself… take the lesson from it, and keep moving forward.

“No matter what you’ve done, even if you regret it, even if you don’t know what the hell to do next, every single thing that happens to you has the potential to open new doors. It happened for a reason—and it’s still taking you somewhere, even if you can’t see it right now.” – Bethenny Frankel

Have a fantastic day!

 

Laveena