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Mar 22, 2019 10:53:37

#12weeks: Say no to inconvenient meetings

by @haideralmosawi PATRON | 251 words | 🐣 | 180💌

Haider Al-Mosawi

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I lost my writing streak for a couple of days because I set back-to-back meetings in the evening, leaving me exhausted and forgetful. And long days made me very irritable.

While I do want to be able to remain cheerful despite the circumstances I'm in, I also want to be proactive and not set myself up for failure and exhaustion. If I can reduce the stress by rearranging my day I should do that rather than rely on willpower and mindfulness to remain composed.

During these 12 weeks I want to prioritize my personal wellbeing and my own goals. Therefore, I should make time for myself without feeling pressured to help others when it's not convenient for me to meet with them. This is a huge time suck for me. I DO want to allocate time to helping others, but I don't want that to come at my expense. That's why I need to set clear time slots where I meet with other people, and not allow that to take away from my personal goals. 

Losing my writing streak is a setback, but that's in only one dimension of my life and the changes I want to make. There are other wins to celebrate AND I don't want to allow setbacks to stop my progress. They can if I let them. 

So I want to celebrate both the wins and the comebacks from any setback I face.

Almost done with Week #2, and there are 10 more weeks remaining to achieve a lot. :D

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