Here is my monthly review post for February 2019.
Here are some highlights of my month:
- completed 33 days of raw food diet
- completed 30 days of daily cardio
- completed 58 days of no caffeine
- completed a heavy-metals detox
- completed 28 days of no fap & no porn
- mastery.fm recently passed 100 posts
- had a really cool sync with Law of Attraction
- was invited to collaborate on a short film project
- created my first vision board
I would say the biggest win this month was completing 30+ days of raw foods. Learning how to live on a raw food diet was a fantastic growth experience.
The longest raw food trial I’ve done before lasted no more than 2 days. Back then, I didn’t know enough about the raw vegan diet to succeed on it.
This time around, I was more prepared and committed to see it through. You can read about my raw food experience & the benefits I experienced here.
What makes me really happy is that I’ve continued to blog (nearly) daily at mastery.fm. I published my 100th post just a day or two ago.
I initially started this blog as a notebook for myself. I wanted a place where I could curate a collection of personal growth tidbits & my favorite highlights from what I was reading and listening to.
Along the way, some super lovely people have encouraged me to keep posting — a huge thank you to all of you! It makes me really happy to know that you appreciate this blog.
Also, I like how this blog encourages me to share more of myself with you. I’m slowly leaning into writing more of my own articles. These monthly review posts wouldn’t even be happening without your support and encouragement.
In addition to completing my raw food trial, I also completed 30 days of daily cardio. The first four days were 30 minute elliptical runs, but I bumped it up to 45 minutes daily for the rest of the trial.
I did my cardio first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. It’s a great way to start the day, and combined with raw foods, kept my mind sharp and clear. For the mental health benefits of cardio, I encourage you to watch this video.
I didn’t feel any major breakthroughs after I completed my heavy-metal detox. It’s possible that there was an effect, but I may have missed it because I did the detox in parallel with daily cardio and raw foods.
I wasn’t consistent with this habit, even though I know how important it is for me. I’d love to get back into some form of daily conditioning this month. It might help to start small… 20 minutes of daily audio, or 20 minutes of daily reading, and to stay consistent with it.
One thing I discovered recently is that Spotify has a wide variety of motivational tracks, such as this, this, this, this, and this. I had no idea there was such an abundance of inspirational tracks available. This is an excellent way to condition your mind daily.
I somehow got involved in collaborating on a short film with a few cool people! This will be a no-budget short with a few friends that we’ll shoot in March. It’s the first time I’ve been involved in the creation of a film, and it’s a perfect starting point for me.
One of my goals in life is to be a film director. Rather embarrassingly, though, I haven’t done anything about it… until now.
I have to acknowledge the Law of Attraction here, because I feel like this opportunity fell into my lap. I simply mentioned that I was interested in directing and cinematography to someone, and suddenly found myself involved with this project.
So, thank you Universe, for bringing this opportunity to me — and thank you to all the people involved in this short film!
Always let others know about your intentions, your goals, and your interests. You never know who could help you out or give you an opportunity, if only they knew about your desires.
Law of Attraction
One thing I want to focus on in March is really experimenting with the Law of Attraction. Over the years, I’ve read several books on the intention-manifestation model, but I haven’t truly applied the processes & techniques on a daily basis.
For example, despite blogging about it, I still don’t do 20 minutes of daily visualization. Just integrating that habit into my life would be a great starting point.
Another habit I’d love to foster is the habit of appreciation & gratitude. I recently read The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, which is all about the power of appreciation. It opened my eyes to what being grateful actually means, and whether I’m truly thankful for the abundance in my reality. Am I really appreciating the gifts in my life?
At the end of the day, it’s not about “doing the Law of Attraction”. It’s about who you are at the core of your being. What is the code running inside your brain? What are the thought patterns & beliefs that are influencing your life? How much airtime are you giving to your dreams and goals, and how much airtime are you giving to observing what-is?
What I would love is to really dive deep into this space in March, and see if I can experiencing a shift in myself and my thought patterns.