First I must apologize for the long absence of this blog. Facts are, I just lost my groove. So I reflected of the events in order to draw a lesson that I could share with everyone. During my analysis, I realize the importance of the habit. Sure, nearly every self-improvement book theses days peaches the importance of the habit, but it only when you have experienced it yourself that you truly understand the effects of habits have on your productivity.
When I started my blog some of my friends that already warned me about starting strong and quickly running out of steam. “The first three are easy, maintaining the pace is the real challenge”. But I was not to be fazed; I have discovered a good rhythm and created a habit. By the time November came around I have consistently delivered and I was proud of myself. The only problem now was that my environment surrounding my habits had changed. You see I have discovered that my most productive time is early in the morning; and we are fortunate to have a wonderful terrace where I like to sit and, depending on the time of year, watch the sunrise. These moments, alone and surrounded by nature, are truly priceless to me and where I am in my most productive state. The only problem now was the temperature. When the snow came, even my jacket could not save me, it just made no sense to be sitting outside any more. Then of course came Christmas and everything that comes with it, many distractions and activities, but I still managed to get one article out. However by the time January rolled around I had completely lost my groove. Not only was it to cold now, and the snow firmly controlled the terrace, I had started a new project which required me to drive long distances every week and there just did not remain enough time for the blog.
This just happened to be the time, when I found out about podcasts. One but one particular podcast, “accidental creative” by Todd Henry, gave me some great insights about building habits and how to integrate my new work life with my creative side and my ability to deliver, quality material on a regular basis. In fact I was so impressed by his podcast that I bought his book “the accidental creative”. The insight that Todd shared in his book is that often people under pressure, who generally can’t find enough hours in the day, need to perhaps add something to their routine rather than cut back on their activities. That something is a “point of reflection”. By stepping back and going through your plan of activities of the day you can correct your focus and increase the amount of time you are most effective, by rationalizing the urge to stray from the task at hand. This simple exercise will allow you to challenge your behavior and maintain a much higher level of focus. By increasing your awareness of distractions, over time it even allows you to alter your behavior and sustainably increase your productivity. Make a plan of your activities everyday and take a few minutes each hour to review your plan. Make corrections as you see fit to maximize your outputs. You will also need to create the right environment as to minimize distractions. For example: I write on a piece of paper as not to be distracted by the lure of email; man’s instinct is to respond to the stimulation of that familiar email “ping”, as you sit there wondering who sent me an email. No having a computer in front of me completely eliminates the temptation.
Fortunately for me the sun and warm weather are back and the terrace season is opened.
Zabok, HR – 28th April 2013
Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail.
I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.|
Thank you for your comments and input. You can now find my email at the bottom of the about page.
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up plus
the rest of the site is also very good.
Excellent pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on
your page. Im really impressed by your site.
Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this post
and the rest of the site is extremely good.
Excellent items from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff prior
to and you’re simply too excellent. I actually like what you have bought
here, certainly like what you are saying and the way during which
you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you continue to care for to keep it smart.
I cant wait to learn much more from you. That is actually a great web site.
Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
I have a blog centered on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share
some stories/information. I know my visitors would value your work.
If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me
Hi there are using WordPress for your blog platform?
I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own.
Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog?
Any help would be really appreciated!|
No coding experience needed. I’m using the standard wordpress twenty eleven package with my own pictures
Ahaa, its pleasant dialogue concerning this paragraph here at this blog,
I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting
at this place.
I got this web site from my pal who informed me on the topic of this web
site and at the moment this time I am visiting this web page and reading very informative articles
at this place.
Coach In Signature Beige Samsung Galaxy S3 9300
My partner and I stumbled over here by a different
web address and thought I might check things out. I like what I
see so i am just following you. Look forward to finding out about
your web page again.
I enjoy, result in I discovered just what I used to be taking a look for.
You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man.
Have a nice day. Bye
Hello there, just became aware of your blog thru Google, and located that it is
truly informative. I am going to be careful for brussels.
I’ll be grateful should you proceed this in future.
Many other folks will likely be benefited out of
your writing. Cheers!|
What i do not realize is if truth be told how you’re not actually much more neatly-preferred than you
might be now. You’re so intelligent. You understand thus
significantly relating to this subject, made me for my part believe it from so many varied angles.
Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved until it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga!
Your own stuffs great. At all times handle it up!|
I seldom comment, however i did a few searching and wound
up here The importance of habits | Change minus
hard part. And I actually do have some questions for you if you don’t mind.
Is it simply me or does it look like some of these remarks look like they are written by brain dead folks?
😛 And, if you are writing at additional online social sites, I’d like to keep
up with everything new you have to post. Could you
make a list of all of your social sites like your linkedin
profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?|
Thad, Thanks for your feedback. I don’t write anywhere else, this is it!
Hurrah, that’s what I was searching for, what a material! present here at this webpage, thanks admin of this site.|
Everyone loves what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and exposure!
Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.
Hi there, I read your blogs like every week. Your writing style is awesome, keep
up the good work!
Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring
a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe
we could greatly benefit from each other. If you
are interested feel free to shoot me an email. I
look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!
Hi there friends, its great article regarding teachingand entirely explained, keep it up
all the time.|
Ңowdy! This arftiсle couldn’t be written any better!
Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
He always kept talking about this. I’ll send this information
to him. Pretty sure hе will have a vеry good read.
Thanks for sharing!|
I am really loving the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility
issues? A small number of my blog audience have complained about my blog not
working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?|
Someone necessarily help to make critically posts I might state.
That is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far?
I surprised with the research you made to make this actual put up incredible.
I want to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely
loved every little bit of it. I have got you book-marked to
look at new stuff you post…|
Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better!
Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to forward this information to him.
Fairly certain he’ll have a great read. Thanks for sharing!
Hello to all, it’s actually a pleasant for me to go to see this
web site, it contains precious Information.
Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading
it, you can be a great author. I will make certain to bookmark your blog
and definitely will come back in the future. I want to encourage
you to definitely continue your great work, have a nice day!|
OҺ my goodness! Incredible aгticle dude! Thank ƴou,
However I am encounteriոg problems with youг RSS.
I don’t understand why I can’t join it. Is there anybody
getting similar RSS issues? Anyone who knows the solutioո will yοu kindly respond?
Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine.
Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks|
Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to tears at work
so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break.
I enjoy the info you present here and can’t wait to take a
look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, wonderful site!|
This is a topic that is near to my heart… Best wishes!
Exactly where are your contact details though?
On the about page
Hey I am so delighted I found your webpage, I really found you by
accident, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Anyways I
am here now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible post and a
all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design),
I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the
What i do not understood is actually how you aare now not actually
much more neatly-favored than you might be right now. You are very intelligent.
You already know therefore significcantly on the subject off
this subject, made me in my view believe it from so many numerous angles.
Itss like women and mmen are not interested until it’s something to accomplish with Woman gaga!
Your personal stuffs excellent. Always cre
for it up!
Appreciation to my father who told mme concerning tis weblog, this blog is