Self-Discipline for Success and Trying to Move Forward in this New Normal (Chasing Freedom Pt 2)

          My ongoing journey to Chasing “Financial” Freedom has been a roller coaster with many loops, turns and steep hills. I’ve failed tremendously. I gave up over and over again. I’ve came across many roadblocks. Unexpected life situations continuously popped up and delayed my path, but I kept going. Somehow, I would find the strength to get up and try again. I used to say wow I could write a book about failing. I go into everything with so much excitement, and when it doesn’t pan out, I just get so discouraged. It took a while, but now I’m looking at it differently. Like Thomas Edison said, he just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. I hope I don’t come across that many attempts, but the determination is inspiring, nonetheless.

          In 2020 I wrote a post called Does a Self-disciplined Diet equals Success. I mentioned a quote that I came across on social media that said: Hunger is the first element of self-discipline and if we could control what we eat then we could control everything else. I remember when I first tried that, and it really did change things. I had more mental clarity and energy. It felt like things weren’t as challenging as before. As a foodie, having the willpower when it comes to my cravings is one of my biggest challenges. Most challenges seem easier in comparison. Through the pandemic and losses, I felt like my self-disciplined went out the window. I never felt so far gone. A little less than 2 months ago I got tired of the person I was becoming. I felt like I was slipping in a black hole, and I wanted to take control back over my life. I started intermittent fasting again. I’m definitely feel better than I have been, but it’s not exactly having the same effect as it did as before (as far as mental focus and energy). When I’m trying to work on things, I still get so distracted, but I know that’s probably due to everything that I’ve been going through. I’m at a much lower point now than I was then. I have to adjust accordingly and slowly make improvements. As long as I am improving and getting closer every week then it’s a win!

          To be able to be my best self I know I need to fix the internal issues. As I aim to Chase “Mental” Freedom, I finally felt ready to go back to counseling. When I tried making an appointment with my counselor a week ago, I found out she no longer works there, and now I’m on a mission of finding a new counselor or therapist. I didn’t feel emotionally and mentally ready before, and even though I don’t feel truly ready now I just want my life back. Now, concerning my physical freedom journey, there’s not much of an update on that. I am still exercising and deep stretching a few days a week, which I hope to increase over time. I’m shedding away pounds, and with that I hope that I will start to feel better. One thing that I found to really be helpful when it comes to aches and pains is turmeric. I keep a lot of turmeric tea stocked up in my tea and coffee drawer. It has been a pleasant surprise as an alternative to OTC medicine. If there’s any other natural solution to body aches and pains, please share in the comment section below! 😊

          Moving forward in this Freedom Journey, I aim to have a set schedule that helps me keep things in order. I tend to become overwhelmed a lot and I can’t focus on just one thing. I’m constantly jumping from point A to Point B and so on. I need more order, structure, and consistency. As stated in the previous chasing freedom post I will still conduct experiments and share my results. I’m currently in the experimental phase for one of my experiments, but I can’t wait to see what happens and share what I find. Some experiments will take longer than others, so I hope you will stick around and watch the journey unfold. Happy Sunday Everyone! xoxo

10 Quotes that I am taking with me for the rest of July:

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.” – Mark Cuban

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“I refuse to quit because I haven’t tried all possible ways yet.” – Unknown

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” – Michelle Obama

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose.” – Nancy Kerrigan

“Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

Previous Chasing Freedom Post: Chasing Freedom (Financial Freedom, Mental & Physical Freedom)


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