Day 8 – Mind on My Money, Money from My Mind

Habit chains:

  • Meditation – 141 days
  • Journaling – 34 days
  • Art – 27 days
  • Chinese Calligraphy – Day 7
  • Monetization – Day 1


  1. Hope you had a delightful day off and you keep moving forward. I spent time at the bookstore looking at 3 books on clearing out clutter and simplifying. I decided they would probably be one more book cluttering my bookshelf. But one day, I’ll be like you and your plans–I will clear out the clutter when I’m ready. I finally updated the MCHPA website and posted our next event on the MCHPA facebook page. I had been putting that off for months, years even. It felt really good to make a small breakthrough. Like you said, keep it simple or I won’t do anything at all.


    • Yeah, keeping things simple is what got my daily meditation habit rolling. For the first 100 days I had a really simple measure of a successful day. “As long as I close my eyes for a minute or so and be mindful it is a success.” Shortly after 100 days I started a minimum of 3, then 6 and now I have a new pattern. There is no minimum or maximum. It’s just 9 minutes a day (for 36 days). Then 12, 18 and 36 (36 days for each). After that I want to do 108 minutes a day for 36 days. That might be too large a jump… maybe 60 minutes for 36 days, then maybe 108. 🙂 The idea is that, at the higher numbers, I’ll be forced to make serious (positive) lifestyle changes to keep it up.

      I know there’s a book making the rounds by a Korean woman who is a master of simplifying. I believe it was she who had a simple “Does this bring me (extreme?) joy?” system. If yes, keep it. If no, get rid of it.

      Oops! I was wrong. She’s Japanese and the question is “Does this spark joy?”

      Woah! This book of hers has a lot of reviews!


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