LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Fourteen)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I feel gratitude for my health, great friends and what’s coming next

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours I saw some great friends who inspire my artistic creativity. I was also able to support a friend who is doing a project in Tacoma that inspires me as well. I am more excited to work than ever.

3. Exercise: No

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: YES

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Thirteen)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I’m grateful for the level of access to information I have. While the truth is subjective I am just happy to have the freedom to come up with my own. I am grateful for the resources to technology that I’ve had since a young age. I am lastly grateful that both of my grandmothers are still alive and healthy. It means a lot to me.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours THE SAINTS WON!! Haha okay only half joking. In the last 24 hours I was able to be productive and find ways to get myself organized and help others organize.

3. Exercise: YES

4. Meditate: YES

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: YES

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Twelve)

This one is coming in late! 

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I’m grateful for being comfortable enough to walk my own path and not letting the thoughts of other dictate how I move. I’m thankful for being able to choose what fights are fight worthy, and I am thankful for the smiles I’ve been able to share with others lately. 

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours D and I were able to travel to Canada with her younger sisters and mother. We all had a really good time and enjoyed each others company.

3. Exercise: YES

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Day Six & Seven)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I would like to show gratitude for the lessons life teaches me. I am thankful for the foundation my parents were able to give me. Lastly, I would like to show gratitude for the compassion I am able to show to others. 

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours 

In the last 48 hours I have had a few positive experiences. This includes watching Jessica and Alice’s amazing showcases in the 2013 Miss China Town competition last night. I was also able to watch Breesus lead the Saints to victory, watch the 49ers game and catch up with Ace and share dinner conversation with Zac and his beautiful family while planning an upcoming project. GREAT WEEKEND! 

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: Yes

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Day Four)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s each day

  1. Freedom, my freedom of speech, my freedom to choose the life I want to live, my freedom to express myself
  2. Seattle, as much crap as I use to talk about living here and even though I’m not a huge fan of any of the sports teams, overall I appreciate the fact that my parents landed here and the growth that I was able to do once I actually moved to the city. 
  3. Love, I saw a man today with an RIP shirt on and it said “Life isn’t forever, but LOVE is” I thought it was an interesting quote and something I’ve been thinking on.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours 

I had a chance to catch up with my brody Richie Le today and even though we only spoke briefly it was nice to hear from here and I am excited about his journey. He released some new music today and I look forward to seeing his progression. We talked about life and whats next for the both of us and our families. 

3. Exercise: Not as much as I wish I could have

4. Meditate: No meditation, but I did get a chance to zone out and listen to some good music.

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No. 

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (Day One)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s each day

I am thankful to have such a wonderful support system. My family, friends and social circles and networks. Without these people I am not sure I would be able to have the number of opportunities I have been afforded. I work hard to make this community even stronger. It is this community that I will need to achieve my goals. I have no doubt that even though achieving these goals will take up a lot of time, these people will understand.

I am thankful for my resources. Although they could always be better and I work hard to continue to improve them, I know that my resources will allow me to achieve my short term goals.

Lastly, I am thankful for independent financial stability. Although more money would be nice, I am thankful that I am able to sustain a moderately comfortable lifestyle that allows me to travel, support my artistic side, and spend time with my family and friends. I have worked hard in the last year to do better financially in hopes of scaling down my life and being a lot less wasteful. So far so good.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours 

A positive experience in the last 24 hours for me was being able to spend time with my girlfriend before she left for work today. We were able to do some shopping, eat lunch and spend time discussing our communication, our graduate school applications and what obstetrical. She definitely push’s me to be a greater human being and for this I am grateful.

3. Exercise: No

4. Meditate: Not yet, but I hope to later

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Not today

LIFE HACK “Creating Positive Change” (21 Day Challenge)

1. Write down 3 gratitudes each day
2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours 
3. Exercise, in order to teach your brain that behavior matters 
4. Meditate and allow your brain to get over the cultural ADHD we get from trying to complete multiple tasks at once, and allow yourself to focus on the task at hand 
5. Randomly, open your email and write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network 
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Starting tonight I will start this 21 day challenge I saw on TEDx Life Hacks. The goal is to change the way I think and to make myself a more confident and positive person. To find success and happiness in every day, and try to focus and achieve all of my short term and long term goals. As I will be applying to graduate school again focus and time are two very important things. Happiness is major and is the anchor that must hold me down through the storms until the sun shines again. Stay with me through this journey and feel free to participate! 
-Domonique Meeks
AmbassadorNique Productions