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Changing your life in 6 months (Part 2)





Episode No. 4




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What Inspired this Episode:


Originally, this was supposed to have this as a part of episode 3 when I was reviewing rules for someone's challenge for 6 months. I wanted to end the episode with things I was doing that helped me the most during my hectic college days. College was an extremely difficult time for me between the stress of returning back to school after not going for 3 semesters, managing a long commute, dealing with family stress, relationship stress, friendship stress, etc. Below are some journal exercises I did to help me have a healthier mindset through those times. These journal pages specify my discovery of the 12-week year (before reading the book fully) and the time boundaries I created to manage my goals. While the previous episode was about the challenge, this episode emphasizes the tools that can escort you to achieving your goals.






Questions I wanted to explore:

  • What are some tactics I can use to change my life?

  • What are the areas of life?

  • Does the 12-week year really work?

  • What are time management tools I can use to make progress to

  • How can I break down my goals so I can see them as more manageable?

  • What is instant gratification?

  • How can I be more patient with my goals so I don't keep stopping?

  • How do you stop quitting?

  • Can I really change my life in 6 months?



Episode Description:


Are you tired of feeling stuck in your life? Do you want to make meaningful changes but feel overwhelmed by the idea of tackling your goals all at once? Look no further than part two of our series, where we dive into the powerful 12-week-year productivity system, time management tips, and the transformative power of gratitude.


In this episode, you'll learn how to break down your long-term goals into smaller, more manageable pieces, and how to stay motivated and on track with a weekly planner and progress dashboard. We'll explore the benefits of working in shorter time frames, including increased focus, motivation, and accountability.


Whether you're focused on personal development, health, finances, or any other area of your life, this episode has something for you. With our practical tips and tools, you'll be able to make meaningful progress toward your goals in just 6 months.


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Section

Timestamp

Notes

Introduction

00:00

  • 4:31 am on the clock

  • No card pull this episode

What I am grateful for

00:48

  • Getting back into reading

  • Currently reading: "Before I Let Go" by Kennedy Ryan

Good experience of the week and learning experience of the week

4:18

  • Discord community (SLAY101)

  • Content creation and wellness main priorities

  • Learning not to be not hard on myself and to be patient

What I did I do differently in 6 months

12:12

  • The 12-week Year

  • Productivity Systems

  • How I discovered the 12-week year

  • How I organized my areas of life

  • Personal blockages

  • Word of the year

  • The theme of the month

  • On- periods and Off- periods

  • Splitting up your day- reframing thoughts

Pep Talk

24:24

  • Show up for yourself

  • Instant Gratification

  • Don't need to show up perfectly

  • Give yourself time

Journal prompt/ Task of the week

28:20

  • What challenges do you anticipate while working towards your 12-week goals?

  • How can you overcome them?

List of research sources/ References:

  • Slay 101 Discord

  • Adult and Slay

  • 12 Week Year on Spotify


BONUS CONTENT




The Trap of Instant Gratification in the Age of Access


In our modern world, everything is at our fingertips. From social media to fast deliveries and fast fashion, we live in a society that thrives on instant gratification. This drive for immediacy, while often convenient, has also bred a culture of impatience that can profoundly influence our expectations and how we approach our goals.


The Rise of Instant Gratification in Modern Culture


With the rapid rise of technology in recent years, we have seen an unprecedented increase in accessibility. One of the most evident examples is social media. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter provide us with constant updates, creating a feedback loop that keeps us engaged and perpetually wanting more. The immediate gratification derived from likes, comments, and shares has reshaped our expectations for validation and feedback.

Similarly, the convenience of fast deliveries, enabled by online retail giants, ensures we no longer have to wait for the things we want. The expectation of instant delivery has seeped into all areas of our lives, from food delivery apps to digital downloads.

Fast fashion, another product of our instant gratification culture, churns out new trends at lightning speed. The fashion industry, with its constant cycle of new trends and styles, feeds into this impatience, making us always looking forward to the next 'big thing'.


The Deep Psychological Impact


The culture of instant gratification can have a deep and far-reaching psychological impact. As we become more accustomed to immediate results, we become impatient with our goals and ourselves. We start to crave quick fixes and shortcuts, often overlooking the importance of the journey in favor of the destination. This mentality can lead to frustration and disappointment when we don't see the immediate progress we've come to expect.

This desire for instant results can impact our personal growth and development. We may abandon long-term goals that require time and effort in favor of short-term gains that offer immediate satisfaction. This impatience can potentially hinder our progress toward meaningful and lasting change.


Overcoming the Impatience Trap


While falling into the impatience trap can be easy, it's essential to remember that meaningful change takes time. It requires patience, commitment, and a willingness to embrace the process, however long it may take.


One of the most effective ways to overcome this impatience is through mindfulness. By staying present and engaged in the moment, we can better appreciate each step of our journey towards change. Mindfulness allows us to focus on the process and not just the end goal. It encourages us to appreciate the small victories and lessons learned along the way, fostering a more balanced and patient mindset.


In an era of instant gratification, mindfulness is more important than ever. It allows us to slow down, stay present, and appreciate the journey. It helps us resist the temptation for immediate results and cultivates patience, a key component in personal development.

By practicing mindfulness, we can learn to navigate the constant barrage of immediate gratification offered by modern society. We can foster a more realistic approach to our goals, breaking free from the trap of instant gratification. This shift towards mindfulness and patience can lead to a healthier relationship with ourselves and our personal goals, paving the way for meaningful and lasting change.


 

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