Anxiety attack triggers

  • Social media- comparing self to others, fear of missing out.
  • Watching Hoarders on youtube.
  • Watching too much TV/watching TV during the day- easy to fall into and leaves me unmotivated and gloomy for the rest of the day.
  • Someone waking me up/keeping me awake with loud noises- frustration and feel disrespected.
  • A very long “To Do” list that has no fun activities- Ill probably only do 2 or 3 things and watch TV as a reward which turns into a vicious cycle.
  • Eating more than a small snack outside of meal times.
  • Eating chips or lollies- leaves me feeling very sick, gives me a headache and fatigue.
  • Having nothing to wake up for in the morning makes me prone to sleeping in and getting 12 hours sleep which gives me a headache, makes me slow and lethargic and reduces ability to sleep that night which results in a tired next day.
  • Exercise with a headache.
  • An inactive day.
  • People asking me to do things for them that are of significance (my fault, not theirs, as I put too much pressure on myself and have a hard time saying no).
  • Financial problems.
  • Anything.

2016 Love List

  • Reading a good book
  • Creating a new burger
  • Criminal podcast
  • The Minimalists podcast
  • Waking up cold and pulling the covers up
  • Making lists
  • Watching survival shows
  • Warming up in the spa on a cold, rainy afternoon
  • Watching the lyrebird talk to its reflection in my front door
  • Feeding the wallaby who comes by in the afternoon
  • Identifying a new bird in my backyard
  • Developing new habits
  • Discovering new blogs
  • Watching a fascinating documentary
  • Developing new ideas and concepts
  • Daytime naps
  • Coffee with local milk and rice malt syrup
  • Rice paper rolls
  • Writing new content
  • Succeeding in a challenge or difficult habit
  • Candelo markets
  • Learning
  • Reading other people’s life story

2016 Goals and Action Plan

My 2016 Goals:

1. Become credit card debt free.
2. Lose 15kg.
3. Get my car repaired. ACHIEVED 29/4/16
4. Make writing a habit.

My 2016 Action Plan:
1. Construct a budget. Reduce extra expenses and subscriptions. Give myself a reasonable food and fuel allocation. Prioritise 50% of remaining money (after food and fuel allocation, bills paid) to paying off the smallest bills first. Pay off HSBC, Commonwealth card then NAB card. Other 50% of remaining money gets divided up into emergency fund and car repair fund.
2. Read The Fast Diet. Spend 30 minutes each Sunday organising fast days, exercise and food allowance. Allow 500 calories 2 days a week, 2000 calories 5 days a week. Weigh in and measure weekly. If not losing weight, include more exercise gradually and reduce feast days down to a sustainable amount. Calorie count if necessary.
3. Locate a repairer. When car repair fund reaches $2000, contact repairer and organise a vehicle for the duration.
4. Look back at seachange course on writing. Review ‘How to write better’ course. Implement a writing habit and structure.