A Dash of Spice Magazine | The One Magical Step to Live Large by Living Small
There is one thing I always say, "I wasn't put on earth to fret over the small things.
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The One Magical Step to Live Large by Living Small

 
The One Magical Step to Live Large by Living Small

The One Magical Step to Live Large by Living Small

Posted by in Uncategorized 15 Jul 2015

I woke up on Monday to beautiful email from a student thanking my colleague and I for teaching them on the weekend. Here’s a snippet of what he wrote “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the 4 days of teachings. Despite having a long busy week, you both still manage to come down during the 2 weekends and teach. I know its part of your jobs but I still want to say Thank You.”  So I did a little happy dance (still fatigued from the weekend to do a big happy dance).


“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the 4 days of teachings. Despite having a long busy week, you both still manage to come down during the 2 weekends and teach. I know its part of your jobs but I still want to say Thank You.”

So why then do I accept the weekend teaching assignments given that my weekday schedule is always packed? How do I find the time to fit everything in? It’s simple. just one simple step – I stick to a routine.  I have the same standard breakfast, my meals are almost the same with a standard menu lasting a fortnight, my exercise is slotted neatly into my daily calendar, I have a standard work wardrobe, workout gear and “going out” clothes.  Yes, might seem dull to some, but it sure takes away the time wasted on thinking “what to buy” when I am at the supermarket or “what to cook when I am at home” or “what to wear”?  I know my supermarket aisles so well that I can be in and out in 10 minutes as the fruits and daily needs are the same.


There is one thing I always say, “I wasn’t put on earth to fret over the small things.”

By having and sticking to a routine, you free yourself of worry and anxiety.  Some predictability is good for you. By having the predictable routine on the weekdays, I increased my free timeslots on both the weekends and weekdays to indulge in watching movies, visiting family, playing cards or my all-time favourite, drinks with friends. That’s why when I have to work on weekends, there is no sense of “missing out on life”.

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