And how to move forward from this

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This entire pandemic has affected everyone in extremely different ways. But it’s affected all of us without a doubt. It’s important to keep in mind that it’s totally okay to not be motivated while everything continues to unfold regarding COVID-19 and what our “new normal” is beginning to look like.

Personally, I was the least motivated I’ve ever been during the main quarantine period, from March until Late May and into June. …

And getting closure

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It’s been nearly 2 and a half years since we broke up.

We would catch up here and there every few months to see how each other were doing. We knew it was unhealthy for us but having that small insight was worth it.

In January, she blocked me on everything, and rightfully so. The relationship we were (sort of) maintaining wasn’t healthy.

Today, she messaged me on Facebook.

She gave me closure.

Her message was about how she is entering a new time in her life and she is not bringing negative things from her past with her. She’s bettering herself and in that process she has to let go of our relationship, which means letting go of me. …

Is There Any Way to Get It Back?

In the past two months or so, I’ve been feeling really burnt out in my day-job.

This is kind of weird to think about, since my personal project motivation has been through the roof and I’ve been creating a ton outside of work. However, I find it impossible to focus on my actual work for longer than a few minutes without thinking about other stuff.

I also seem to have lost all passion for anything I’m doing at work (not that I had a ton of passion for it to begin with).

It’s pretty mundane video work. Straightforward, easy to make, boring. However, what I’m working towards could be great for the company and even the wind industry, and could completely change how training is accomplished. …

Again, I found myself overwhelmed with seemingly impossible goals.

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It’s been quite a while since I posted anything on Medium. Which is a bit disappointing to me as I type this. However, I think I just always try to do too much.

I posted a piece on January 2 about balance and my goals for the year. These goals are actually really loose, and when I look at them, I have actually done a decent job at upholding the improvements I set out to make so far.

I think it’s really interesting how quickly our goals in life can change and our outlook on why we’re doing things can evolve extremely quickly. …

A Year of Balance and Understanding

Another revolution around the Sun and trip through the calendar; the best opportunity to start fresh on some new goals for self-improvement.

A reset button. Sorta.

For me, New Year’s resolutions aren’t how I like to label this fresh start. They lock me in to failure and I end up being disappointed in myself several weeks into the year. I think this is the general consencus about resolutions as a whole by now.

Two Thousand Nineteen. My Twenty-third trip around the Sun.

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What’s in store?

Well, I have some plans. And I want to publicize a few that I know I will accomplish, but I’m not going into too many details to avoid becoming too specific.

And how we accidentally keep following people we don’t want to

In this age, we all follow hundreds if not thousands of people online. From Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Medium, Tumblr, Reddit, and so on, we are fed a constant stream of content.

I think this is probably the case with many.

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Another situation I find myself in sometimes is endlessly consuming content becuase of just how much content I’m fed on a daily basis. A great example of this is Instagram Stories:

I am constantly watching Stories on Instagram from basically every account I follow. I catch myself just tapping through almost for the sake of doing so. …

Does Everyone HAVE To Know About Your Weightloss?

In this age of Social Media, we share everything online. From funny videos of our pets to every moment of our childrens’ lives to memes. If we would show someone else something, we post it on social media.

To an extent, this is great! It allows people that might not stay connected to maintain a relationship using Social Media. It allows people to stay up-to-date with family and friends without having to talk to each person.

Of course, it’s a double-edged sword. Things like FOMO get introduced and Social Media becomes extremely toxic.

However, that’s not the point of this post. I want to specifically talk about how goals and social media co-exist, and whether or not they should.

And How to Find Balance

Finding your limit with workload and/or work-life balance is very important for daily life.

At what point of sleepless nights and extended work days does your body start to fight back?

I have found this limit several times in various ways, but it doesn’t just happen after one day of being extremely useless at work or in your daily life.

It’s something you find over time as you learn more about the limits of your body.

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How little sleep can you get while being productive? How long can you go without sleep? …

And Why I Think It’s Okay

I work hard. Anyone that knows me will agree with you. For the past half-decade of my life, I’ve spent far more days creating than not.

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And generally speaking, I absolutely wouldn’t trade this for the world. However, I often find myself pushing myself too hard.

And for what? All of the content creation I do is supposed to be a fun hobby, it’s nowhere near a job as of right now; yet I keep pushing myself to create as if it is a job.

Part of it is desparately chasing this dream of becoming a full-time content creator. …

And Why To-Do Lists Aren’t For Everyone

To-do lists can be a great way to know what you need to get done on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.

However, there are so many to-do lists that end up neglected and unchecked.

I am a repeat offender of neglecting to-do lists.

I have tried so many methods. Different apps, sticky notes, scrap paper, calendars.

Nothing works!

Is there something wrong with me?

I don’t think so.

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Recently, I rehauled my iPhone via this 74 min read by Coach Tony (How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You) It’s a great step-by-step way to make your phone work for you.


Avery Lewis

Video Production Professional; YouTube Content Creator; Minimalist

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