June is my birthday month, and it also happened to be the month I started reading more about Buddhism, as well as exploring meditation through one of my daily habits. I don’t know if this just happened to be a coincidence, or the fact that my birthday is on its way had me feeling more introspective. Either way, it was a month full of knowledge and expansion. Read More »
I’ve lost count, over the years, of just how many times I have set on starting a new habit and then dropping the ball only a couple of weeks later. My pattern was always the same.
I would come up with a new habit I was certain would improve my life if I was able to implement consistently (be it reading every day, doing yoga, running or coding every day). I would start super excited and would have little to no trouble sticking to my brand new habit for the first few days. Then, life would get in the way, I was faced with a particularly busy day, could not find time to continue my new habit or, the most usual culprit: I would forget.
There’s an abundance of opportunities at our disposal that will
guide us on the path to achieving every single thing we are meant
to do on this Earth. Our path has already been carved for us, it’s all
unfolding in front of us. Our thoughts, our ideas, our visions, and our
interests, which all seem so random and spontaneous are, in fact, downloads
from the universe leading us to where we are supposed to go. It’s information
about ourselves being given to us at the precise moments in time when we
are most primed and ready to be receptive of these concepts the most.
If we can think it and envision it, it means we were created to take
on this idea and make it a reality. It has always been our destiny.
Success is inevitable.
There are so many resources out there for learning web development and programming, that starting out as a beginner and deciding what tools to use in order to teach yourself how to code can seem very intimidating at first. That’s a feeling I was all too familiar with when I first tried to teach myself how to code. There were plenty of false starts and hiccups along the way that made me think maybe I wasn’t good enough. If you’re feeling that way and having those thoughts, don’t let that discourage you. It’s completely possible with some diligence and organization.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Designation, “an all-expenses-paid exploration of the versatility of a career in design, how design is applied differently across industries, and what it looks like to be a design leader facing the business and social challenges of our world.”
How Do I Make The Most Out Of My Sundays?
Sundays are such a powerful day in my mind. They allow for the perfect opportunity to both relax and unwind, while also preparing for a new week. I’m a huge proponent of lazy Sundays, but sometimes we just need that day to study or clean our space, making the notion of spending a day doing nothing seem impossible.
I have found that I feel my best and get the most out of my Sundays when I create a balance between both sides of the spectrum. If I am able to find some middle ground between doing nothing and being productive, I know I’m setting myself up for a great week.
If you want to make the most out of this beautiful day, here are some things I like spending my time on for a my perfect Sunday:
- wake up naturally when my body is ready to start the day.
- read an inspiring book with a cup of coffee and a cookie.
- play some music and clean up my space, organize anything that might be laying around and find a place for everything.
- spend time pampering myself and practicing self-care: some of my favorite things to do are giving myself a fresh manicure, doing a face mask, doing yoga.
- getting cozy on the couch and watching a movie or catching up with my favorite show – I am currently in love with “This Is Us”.
- Plan my week ahead. Set goals and intentions for what I want to accomplish during the week.
- Get some fresh air.
- Spend time with my loved ones (a super important one for me ).
- Review the material we will be learning in class this week.
- Get any homework done/review for tests/teach myself programming – depending on the week
The best way to create that perfect balance is by being intentional about what you will be spending your time on. My perfect Sunday looks something like this, but it definitely tends to vary a lot depending on the school load or exams I may have in the upcoming week.
I also like to come up with three words to set the tone for my day and how I would like to enter the week. My three words for this Sunday are:
🌿Fresh ⚡️Recharged 📊Prepared
What are your three words for the coming week?
Well it seems I have finally taken the plunge. A very few may already know me from Instagram. If so, thank you so much for coming along this new journey.
Otherwise, let me quickly introduce myself. I’m Anto, I am a latina beginner programmer, yogi, and aspiring software engineer. The beach, candles and hugs are a few of my favorite things🌿
I blog on Instagram about:
- my journey into teaching myself programming
- studying to complete an Associates Degree
- applying to a Computer Science Bachelors program next year
- trying to maintain a yoga practice
- manifesting and practicing gratitude
- leading a balanced life highlighted by purpose and drive
I also share a lot of what I’ve been recently learning in my pursuit to reach my optimal performance while avoiding burnout, as well as practical advice on how to optimize your day, discover what your passion IS, and establish achievable goals. and we cannot forget: tons of book recommendations!
I’ve decided to create this blog in order to organize what I’ve already shared and create even more content that inspires you and pushes you to achieve greatness – whatever that may look like to you.
I hope you will join me and take away something that will help you on your own journey.