Thoughts From the Coffee Table: 365 days later. 346 out of 365 puffy gold stars. And a lifetime of lessons.
Last year on October 5 I made a decision. Although I had been working on such things like daily meditation, exercise and journaling, I wasn’t consistent.
Upon reflection I recognized that on days that I did all 3, I was at my most effective. Highly productive.
So I set out on a year long journey of gamification. On days where I did all 3, I would literally give myself a gold star.
I can’t believe the year is over! And although the calendars will come down off the wall, I intend to keep the practice going, notated in my journal.
The experience has made me more thoughtful. More peaceful. And definitely more productive. I was just telling someone about the 5 major projects I am working on now and she said “Wow! You must be stressed and exhausted!”
I smiled when I realized that was neither, even when she didn’t believe me.
I am invigorated!
Today my gold star starts another chapter. Literally and figuratively. As I chronicled this journey and now will compile to another book, I know that my Year of the Gold Star simply begins again.