A return! How to prepare for success: lessons learned, future planned.

    Hello, I am Jon and this is The Hound Cave! Sadly, my last post was quite a while ago. College started and I have been taking 6 courses each semester to rush through it. This is for the best, as it has taught me ways to micromanage my time better. Today I will share ways I SUPERCHARGED my productivity, got back into control with my time and health, and ultimately PROPELLED me to a successful mindset.   🙂
  
   So what exactly have I learned these past few months? We can not succeed in anything without sacrifice. Some people have an idea that just because we enjoy something that we can do naturally, we are automatically on the road to success. Even I thought that during the start of this blog’s creation. I had planned the weeks ahead, came up with a certain set-up and I still failed. I let the speed of the world get to me, and I was stuck in the conveyor of cookie-cutter life. These are the steps I took, hopefully you will find it useful!
     
    My solution to the problem began with literally unplugging my internet for a couple of hours each day. It has boosted my productivity with music and writing; I have learned not one but three programming languages, and I have taken steps for financial progress(day trading and marketing using SEO’s, although these are for later posts). Before limiting myself, this time was spent doing pretty much useless activities; I mean how many youtube videos one person you watch? Are cat videos really worth it? I then began to work on my physical health. The status of our health affects the way we react to day-to-day things. Cardio is important for mental and physical training. It increases your oxygen level, boosts energy, and promotes higher thinking and learning. I suggest starting with  a 1mile walk and slowly transition to jogging/running. When I noticed my stamina levels increasing, it really inspired me to keep improving. 
    
    Finally, I set deadlines for projects. I find that I work best under a time constraints. The use of timers, schedules, and other apps that track my progress have let me customize the output level of projects and homework. Being able to go through with a deadline is a great indication that your time management is working, and celebration is in order! Do something special for the bigger projects completed on time, and if you were not able to make a deadline use this time to re-evaluate the techniques used. A notebook can be a tool for writing down times, thoughts of your schedule, and complications that you run across. No matter what you use, be sure to adapt and revise the plan.
   
This is only the beginning of tips and techniques,I will continue with more steps in future posts in an entire series of how to take control of your life. Be sure you leave a comment if you have suggestions, questions, or just want to say hello.

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