May 24: the beginning of my 21-day challenge..

11:07 AM

They say it takes 21 days to Form a Habit.. Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals, stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets touch. They say anything you do with repetition and emotion will become your reality.

I need to put this in writing para the people surrounding me would be aware and would support me hehe.. and remind me of my challenge every once in a while..

- back to no rice diet :) - proven to help me lose weight (4 months before my debut and 50 days before Boracay) it may not be as visible pero the weighing scale at the hospitals proved it.. nwei, im not planning to crash diet.. or to be skinny.. i doubt i'll ever be and i have no plans to be.. there's a weight im planning to achieve lang by the end of this year.. and i want small but surely steps.. e since Boracay and my brothers' arrival, i wasn't able to control my intake as much ulet kase.. naputol and im back to eating rice.. shems.. although i didn't gain weight ulit since Bora, 3 weeks pdn nkong ngccheat! shems.. 

- stick with a budget of Php 200-250 for meals and transpo a day.. diet and savings goal achieved every month pag nagawa ko ito.. NEW BEST FRIENDS: Ate Lesley, Mang D, Cup Noodles, Pao Tsin ang Mang Fishballs.. so help me office friends! i mean let's help each other.. 

- asleep by 1230AM (except tonight coz i helped my brother with his business plan) and reach the office by 845 (no more memo for coming in late!!!)

- bawal umulit ng shoes.. :)
realized this a few weeks ago when i bought a shoe stand / organizer.. there are a few pairs left (meaning nagtapon at namigay na ako) which i no longer use but i can't seem to throw or give away.. they're too cute to throw.. and they remind me of my SG days.. parang may emotional value.. hehe.. its just that recently i want comfort over style.. since im commuting, i prefer flats recently.. and some of those heels honestly would only last me 4 hours max.. not for a typical office day.. pero magtitiis ako for this challenge haha.. i know hindi ito habit.. more of a challenge to myself and my Vanity lang.. pra equally magamit lahat ng pairs..

- bawal mag impulse buy.. no new bag, no new shoes, no new clothes, no new accessories, no new makeup, no new little cute trinkets.. spend only on the essentials..

SO HELP ME GOD!! hehe..

I saw these tips too on the net for those who want to join me on a 21-day journey :)
The 21 day habit practice
  1. First of all, you will need to be clear on your intentions. Do you really want to play the violin? or was this wish merely conceived when your best friend showed you their instrument.
  2. Once you are absolute certain you want to follow through with this, here is what you do. First write down your intentions. It is important you use positive affirmations to write these goals.
  3. It helps if you can identify your why. Why do you want to play the violin, lose weight, run a marathon, etc. The bigger your conviction, the easier it will be be for you to make the transition.
  4. Create diversions to help you stay on track. If there is a specific weakness you battle that stops you from progressing and practicing every day, try to find ways to distract you from the negativity. It will help to keep you on track. Total honesty with yourself goes a long way here.
  5. Celebrate each step, regardless how tiny it is. You need all the help you can get to keep motivated. It also helps to enlist the support of friends or family members. People who can motivate you to keep on going.
  6. Stay clear of negative people. There will be those who try to sabotage you. This doesn’t even have to be intentional. It could evolve from a negative statement aimed at you, or even a deep rooted belief you had since you can remember. Any trigger that could bring this out should be avoided.
Use the following tools to help you on your 21 day mission
Positive affirmations are a great tool to keep you mentally stimulated. Practice them daily by saying “I am thankful for having lasted another day”. Before long, the 21 days are over and your new habit is cast in stone – or close to.
You can also use the power of gratitude quotes or pictures to keep you visually empowered. Stick them on your fridge, in your office, next to your bed, in the loo or wherever you will be reminded that it only takes 21 days to form a habit.

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