Do It Now
The Daily Grind #35
For the past several months I’ve been walking around with what I can essentially say is an expensive water bottle.
Let’s go back a bit to explain this.
For Christmas last year I asked for a water bottle that measures how much water you are drinking throughout the day. Why I need such a thing is like most other people, I am not adequately drinking enough water during the day. I also think because of this lack of water it’s also impacting most of my weight too.
Anyway this water bottle cost about $50 or so dollars. Mainly due to the material but also the sensor that is in the bottle to measure the water automatically.
However by about Easter time, the batteries for the sensor died. Since then I have been putting off asking for batteries or even purchasing the batteries for the sensor….
I’ve got the batteries back in and honestly I feel relieved and happy that I did this. It’s not something monumental, but it underlies something that I should be embracing more and have been.
It’s the idea of doing things right now. Particularly things that you know will not take very long.
For many, we keep putting off some of the most simplistic of tasks for month. All I had to do was buy batteries and replace them. It doesn’t sound like much but it sounds like a massive ordeal at first.
Little do we know that those ordeals can get into our head and really fuck with us.
For me, I’ve noticed a lot of disregard for my overall health. It’s not that I’ve been making poor health decisions constantly, however I haven’t been putting in a lot of effort in improving my health.
However since putting my sensor back on the water bottle, I’ve already signed up for a fitness program I can do at home.
There are many small things in our lives that we don’t bother about doing.
We put off changing our social media strategy.
We delay changing our opt-in form.
Or perhaps we put off commenting on something or replying to that email.
Sure we validate that behaviour by excuses, but over time that little pinch can turn into a jab and a painful one at that.
Neglecting an old-school opt-in form can give you a low performing opt-in form.
Forgetting to change your social media strategy can yield stale and repetitive content that no one will engage with.
And delaying replies on emails could sour relationships.
I know I’m one to be talking since I’ve been putting off some things for several months now, but I still can’t deny that it feels liberating to get those small things done quickly.
If something will take you 5 or 10 minutes to do. Don’t bother putting it off, go and deal with it right now. It can easily evolve into a bigger problem that you could’ve easily avoided.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Yesterday I went to visit my cousin and we hung out in his room all day. He’s been feeling under the weather and I can’t blame him since he hasn’t been sleeping all that great lately.
Because of that, I had breakfast by myself, but got a massive workout from it as well. I went downtown, only to climb up the massive hill to get back to my cousin’s place (who lives uptown). By the time I got there I was drenched in sweat, probably the most intense workout I’ve had in a while.
Either way I’ve been happy with the momentum I’ve been having on my health and my work. So I want to be keeping that pressure on.