the year of you, day 118

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (Day 118)

Meditation Music for the week: Velvet Morning: Liquid Mind (7:41) –

Question: What would a perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

Answer: My perfect Sunday would look like:

  • Sleep in a little (for me, until 6am); wake up fully rested and recharged.
  • Go for a long (20- to 30-mile bike ride) at dawn, ride before all the cars get on the road.
  • Come home, stretch, and do my push-ups and sit-ups.
  • Take a shower.
  • Write/journal and meditate.
  • Eat breakfast, probably cereal. Cinnamon Toast Crunch would be awesome.
  • Do a little reading, a little writing, on something that matters to me (self-help and/or entrepreneurship).
  • Take Laci out for a long walk.
  • Go out and play/walk nine holes of golf.
  • Come home, relax for 30 minutes, then have dinner (pizza, Chinese food, some type of pasta).
  • Do a little more reading and/or writing.
  • Do evening yoga cool down.
  • Take Laci out for before-bed walk.
  • Go to bed, knowing that it was a great day.

Actually, it would be great if I could do this every day. Of course, the food piece would have to be a little different, since eating junk food wouldn’t work all of the time. However, I’m okay with my two bananas and chocolate milk for my morning breakfast. Other than the golf piece, this is actually how I spend most of my days. I actually take Laci out for two walks (in late morning, one late afternoon). My workouts actually start a little earlier now, since I try to be “at work” between 8am and 8:30am. I do spend a lot of time reading emails, creating tools, identifying resources, and just trying to find ways to make the lives better for our students, faculty, and staff in the School of HHS at UNCG. Don’t know if any of this will amount to much in the long run, since Life Design Catalyst work isn’t readily accepted by the higher ups in my School – or on campus in general. But but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t matter, especially to the students. Anyway, I’ll keep working on that perfect Sunday until it can be like that every day! P.S. I know it stated perfect Sunday afternoon; I just decided that I would describe the perfect Sunday.

Other Stuff

Watch a great video this morning by Benjamin Hardy about goal setting. This one is focused on 3 levels of goals: Why, What, and How. The Why goals are around purpose, the What goals are focused on long-term goals that are focused on accomplishing the purpose goals. The How goals are the things that you plan to do right away, the short term goals. Here’s the video (it’s about 13 minutes long):

Why: I am here to facilitate Life Design Catalyst work, work that empowers students, faculty, and staff in higher education with the tools and resources to optimize their lives and actualize their potential so that they can become the best version of themselves in service to something bigger than themselves in order to make the world a better place and create hope for a better future

What: To create a place (Office of Transitions and Transformation or Transformation and Transitions Community Center) that uses Life Design Catalyst work to serve a campus and surrounding community.

How: Send proposal to various constituents around the country who might support me in creating such a place either on their campus, within a system, or in a community.

Now, watch the video and come up with your 3 levels of goals. The best time to start is NOW!


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