How to buy and sell cryptocurrencies to make profit – guide to buying and selling bitcoin

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Buying alt coins

I recommend starting simple – open a coinbase account (aff link) – it allows you to deposit money by any wire transfer, ideally into EUR or USD (GBP still not supported at the time of writing).
Buy ETH or LTC, then transfer to an exchange. It’s usually faster and cheaper to transfer than BTC.
Then on exchange look at coins available,

Recommended exchanges:

  • Binance (aff link)- very reliable, nice interface, tons of alt coins. Registration is closed for new users at the time of writing this 08/01/2017
  • Cryptopia (aff link) – has the widest list of small alt coins I’ve seen. Occasionally faces downtimes, but overall it’s a good exchange.
  • Bitbay (aff link) – this is one of the very few exchanges that has an actual hotline you can call and speak to a human. Small range of top currencies, exchangable to USD, EUR and PLN. Very reliable and good support.
  • Bitfinex – nice selection of alt coins, great interface. Good withdrawals (I’ve heard) – works quickly, without verification etc. Some say it’s dodgy, but I’ve never had much issue with it.
  • Bittrex – great exchange, very reliable, lots of coins.
  • Poloniex – again good selection, quite reliable, enjoying using it. Verification was also a bit faster than others.


I spread my coins across a few exchanges, so if one is down, ever gets hacked, I don’t lose too much of my trading coins.

General tips

I’d stay away from Kraken (as not stable in my experience), coinexchange, yobit and other small exchanges.

Always enable 2FA on each exchange, using your google authenticator and keep it safe!

Ideally buy a trezor to use with myetherwallet or it’s own wallet for other currencies or/and nano ledger s to keep your ripple, bitcoincash and others safe.

Use https://coinmarketcap.com to research any coins. Look for a decent trading volume, 25m or so, ensure it hasn’t just peaked. Look at the overall trend, and at how many exchanges it’s on. Ideally don’t touch coins which are just on one exchange.

Youtube recommended channels

Day trading:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wct3jjkQsyw
This guy has a starter video, connected to a few others. Fundamentals for understanding how charts work and what do they mean.

Recommended articles

All Cryptocurrency newbie questions

Groups

It’s good to join your top 3-5 coin telegraph channels. They release news there so you may stay ahead of others and buy in as hype builds up. Try to find whatsapp or facebook groups via your friends. I started one and it’s already 50 people and going. Here’s the whatsapp link to join.

Storing coins

What is a wallet
A wallet is where you store your cryptocurrency. Wallets allow for receiving and sending, but not for exchanging.
I recommend using a hardware wallet, such as trezor or nano ledger s.

You can also store your coins on desktop, exchange or on paper even if you wanted to.
I’ve been recommended hardware wallets as they’re the most secure.

Cold wallet vs hot wallet

Cold wallets are kind of like secure savings accounts, while hot wallets are more like current accounts.
Cold wallets are the hardware ones for example, they’re not connected to the internet constantly and require hardware to access, so they’re more secure.
Hot wallets are for example wallets in exchanges, they’re constantly online and anyone can access them.

Again, it’s best to keep long term investments in cold wallets, and the short term trading in hot wallets.

What is an exchange
An exchange is where you trade coins. Each exchange equips you with their wallet for your coins.
It is not recommended to hold large amounts of crypto in an exchange in case it ever gets hacked.

Remember to only send coins within the same currency wallet.
So eth, ethereum, must be send to an Ethereum wallet. Otherwise you’ll risking losing the coins.


ICOs

ICOs are kinda like IPOs. They’re a way for you to buy into new coins before they’re publicly available.
I recommend researching into the:

  • community behind the project (do they get any real interaction on social, how is their reddit looking, do they even have one, what are the opinions of people about them online)
  • their github page (is it a lot going on)
  • technical (check out the whitepaper, do they even have one?)
  • team on the project (how do their linkedin profile look like)


When you put ETH (usually) into an ICO, use myetherwallet, as the coins from ICO will go to that address, you can find them by clicking on ‘see other tokens’ on bottom right corner of myetherwallet.

Trading styles

Day trading – wake up, review market, set your buy orders to grab coins on the cheap, sell coins with profit ideally the same day (as during night sometimes coins crash and you won’t be there to sell out in profit).

Mid term – buy coins that you researched and hold for a few weeks. Maybe buy more in advance of any news, watch reddit for updates, watch the graphs for any big buy/sell orders.

Long term – buy coins, put them in a hardware wallet and HODL (hold on for dear life) to them as you believe in the future they’ll be big. This is the laziest method, but done with the right coins provides a great future cashing out chances and doesn’t take much time.

Selling – cashing out

You may want to cash in once in a while, to make sure that if things (if they ever will) come to an end, you already extracted some of your profits.

Most of the exchanges already mentioned provide ways to cash in.

For me the only one that worked so far is bitbay – they have great support and actually processed the payment quickly. The fees were very low. Other exchanges, I haven’t had much luck with in terms of extracting money out of. Bitfinex was also recommended to me for extracting cash.

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How I overcame my negative inner voice by building a mental cheer leading team

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How I overcame my negative inner voice by building a mental cheer leading team

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Creating your internal ‘biggest fans’ team to always keep you positive and on track

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What if you could have a support network around you, even when they’re not here?

What if you could have a coach by your side, in any situation, 24/7 – without them actually being there.

Welcome to my ‘internal cheerleader team’ concept. Feel free to rename it and change it to suit you, of course.

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Why build your internal cheerleader team?

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Often when faced with challenges, or with difficult tasks, my internal voice was a big negative and not always supportive. I’d tell myself things like:

  • You won’t make it
  • You’re a fake
  • This is too difficult
  • This is taking too long
  • What are you even trying to accomplish?
  • Stop doing this, it’s too hard
  • Maybe I’ll finish later, today is just not the time

And frankly I don’t like that voice, I prefer when I’m supportive to myself.

I started talking more positively with myself and answer that voice with a positive.

This was better, however, it was still one vs one, one voice against another. Do you follow? It’s like an angel and a devil on one’s shoulder, it’s a +1 and a -1, they may zero each other out.

Which meant, it may still end up with one overpowering another, or them cancelling each other out and me having a ‘meh’ attitude towards a task.

Having your own ‘internal support team’ means that the negative voice is not just versus your one positive internal voice, it’s overpowered by a group of voices that tell you to keep going and achieve your goals.

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What is this internal team?

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I’ve built an internal team, made of my friends and family members, in my own mind, who support me whenever I’m facing a difficulty.

Also, these people do support me! If I called my mum and asked her ‘hey mum, do you want me to succeed at this task?’ She would say ‘of course!’.

So all I’m doing here is summoning them in my mind, whenever I need them to support me.

Here’s how I imagine my team to be and how it works, follow me on this little visualisation please:

  • Imagine in your mind a sidelines of a basketball game
  • You can see the biggest fans of YOU (you are the team playing a game here)
  • They sit on the benches and support you, they may have t-shirts with your face or name on it
  • There may be a cheerleading team there too and a team (your) mascot
  • These people all are your friends, your family members, choose and place them from your mind there, anyone that supports you, verbally or non verbally on your journey

This is your internal fans team, these are your fans who want you to succeed. Here’s kinda how I imagine them, look at the support in this picture:

build internal cheerleading team

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How do I use the team?

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Whenever I’m facing a difficulty now – whatever the barrier or challenge is, if my negative voice says ‘you should give up now’ – I immediately call on my internal cheerleading team!

I imagine them sitting on the grandstand (or bleachers) and all rooting for me:

  • You can make it Krystian!
  • You’ve done this before, it’s not that hard!
  • This is easy stuff!
  • You can do it!
  • You know what’s at the end, go get it!

Sometimes I even imagine cheerleaders with pompons or a mascot making backflips, everyone just going crazy to support me.

This immediately ‘kicks out’ the negative voice out of my head and re-centers me back into my positive self. Then I just crack on with the task at hand, until it’s done and I thank my supporters team.

 

Image credit: http://www.bristolflyers.co.uk/news/gallery-bristol-flyers-70-80-leicester-riders/

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Super simple method to shake off that ‘I’m inherently screwed’ or ‘This self improvement stuff doesn’t work for me’ limiting belief

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Super simple method to shake off that ‘I’m inherently screwed’ or ‘This self improvement stuff doesn’t work for me’ limiting belief

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First of all – if you’re telling yourself ‘I’m inherently screwed’ I’d like to ask politely that you stop with telling yourself that you’re ‘inherently screwed’., because you’re not, it’s a simple lie you made up.

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That’s just a negative thought pattern.

Noone is inherently screwed, unless you were born with a hand on top of your head, or a leg coming out of your ear.

Then you have a real genetic problem from birth and I can’t argue with that fact. The people who are born this way drew a really terrible card and no – I’m not claiming to be able to help them.

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Understand it’s just a ‘state’ you’re in

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We sometimes go through periods when we believe ourselves to be ‘inherently screwed’ – we may believe it for years even!

And then we do things to make this thought real. We overindulge, make bad life choices and when consequences chase us down (karma), this only reinforces the fact that we’re feeling ‘inherently screwed’.

The truth is (and you can read on this in Psycho Cybernetics or any other book like The Power of Now and others) that the thoughts we feed, become the strongest and they reinforce themselves into the reality.

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Examples of self limiting beliefs

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Let me give an example.
I used to go to gym with a buddy, I’d go and do some weight lifting. After a few weeks of doing this and eating well, I just didn’t have the big muscles other guys had.
And I was like:

  • OK, gym just isn’t for me
  • I can’t build muscle
  • I’m a weakling
  • This diet stuff is not helping
  • I can’t change my body
  • Maybe I’m naturally thin
  • The only people who grow muscle must be taking steroids

Guess what was happening? I wasn’t building any muscle and I wasn’t making progress, that I could see anyway.

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How I got out of it

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Three things happened, one was my buddy, who motivated me to just keep coming.
A girl at work one day said ‘oh wow, are you working out?’
A gym trainer made measurements of my body and commented that ‘I’ve got something going on here and it’s looking like progress’.

The truth was – it was happening, I just chose to not see it!

I wasn’t strong enough (oh there you go, here’s my self negative belief coming out! See, noone’s perfect!) – to overcome this by myself. I needed people externally to tell me it’s happening.

I went to the mirror and looked my muscles and suddenly – POW – I noticed ‘damn, there is a tiny change here, it looks like it’s working’.

Two months later I still wasn’t huge – no, but I was looking really lean, muscly and I could do bigger weights, I felt strong and proud of myself, I carried myself like a champion. And thus I overcome that feeling.

Now I know these feelings are just feelings, not facts!

We’re all human beings capable of any change in our lives. It’s just about putting the effort in.

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Replacing bad patterns with good

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For me what works, is throwing in the good stuff.
Instead of just quitting all bad habits cold turkey (I used to smoke, drink alcohol every day and more), I first started:

  • Meditating once a day (5 minutes)
  • Then buying a lot of smoothies (and drinking instead of alcohol or in addition!)
  • Eating more veggies and fruit and salads
  • Going to the gym.
  • Reading a few pages of a book each day’

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Just kept on adding in the good stuff, and not focusing on bad stuff. Soon enough – I was spending 30 minutes a day up to an hour doing ‘the good stuff’. And this made me believe and feel it, and I kept doing more.

Then others started noticing, that I’m glowing, that I give a different vibe – so I started believing it more!

Now I’m sober for 2 months+ and I help others get unstuck every day – not a single cigarette smoked, no craving, no crisps or fast foods, no bad foods with glucose syrup. I still often reward myself with Chocolate etc, but now I have a good reward system (as per this other article on my blog on guilt free rewards).

I hope this helps.

PS. Just heard an amazing simple quote from ‘Resource’ (a documentary on netflix) which relates to this great: ‘Just get out of your head, head is the worst place’

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How I stay motivated by rewarding myself guilt-free

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How to stay motivated by rewarding yourself guilt-free: develop your own reward system

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A few people have asked me recently how I reward myself without feeling guilty about it.

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I went through a personal process of experiencing guilt for rewards, eventually leading to my developing my own little rewards system to keep me motivated, on track and, most importantly, guilt-free.

Hope you enjoy reading about it and can give it a try!

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Why reward?

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Rewards represent a big part of staying motivated.Fear can be a motivator (a stick for a donkey), but so can a reward (a carrot).

It’s always best if any reward aligns with your image of your ‘future best self’.

The motivation of receiving a reward also helps to train your mind – once you accomplish your task/goal, you’ll get a serotonin boost from ticking a box or saying ‘done’! but you’ll also be rewarded, giving more impetus to you to accomplish further tasks and goals.

Consistently rewarding yourself makes it easier to build better habits and stay happier overall.

Continually putting in the hours, grinding away and feeling like you never get anything in return, just because you’re working away on a huge goal, can be daunting, and rewards can help to give you the motivation to keep going.

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The feeling of guilt

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I used to experience a feeling of guilt whenever I rewarded myself.

I usually rewarded myself by:

  • going to a restaurant
  • drinking alcohol
  • taking a holiday
  • binging on TV time (or movies/Netflix)
  • eating foods like burgers, pizza, or any takeaway
  • eating sweets, chocolate or ice cream
  • buying treats such as clothes
  • indulging in play time (computer games)

Whenever I did one of these things, I felt guilty, as though I was doing something wrong.

This created an internal conflict for me to deal with, as well as more ideas of escapism and the feeling that I wanted to disappear.

Situations like this weren’t productive and weren’t keeping me motivated, so I changed the way I rewarded myself.

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Types of rewards

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I’ve classified my rewards by type, indicating whether they are positive or negative.

Big – generally for me this means a reward for accomplishing a larger goal: a monthly or yearly goal. A ‘big’ reward also usually involves a bigger input in terms of finance or time (a longer holiday, or a bigger purchase item or gift).

Small – these are tiny rewards, such as a piece of chocolate or fruit, for accomplishing all daily tasks.

Positive (towards betterment, of self or others) – I class anything that helps me on the way to becoming my best self, or involves giving assistance to others, as a positive reward.
Examples: buying a new fruit to try, giving myself more time to meditate or spend in nature, going for a massage.

Negative (selfish) – anything that serves my ego, isn’t helping me or others and/or is to my detriment.
Examples: alcohol, computer games, drugs, bad foods (fast foods or excessive sweets).

For example, then, a small positive reward could be a nice mango at the end of the day or adding extra money to my ‘betterment fund’ (money I spend on things for self-development).

A big positive reward could include going for a massage or even a spa weekend, booking into a health retreat or buying an expensive self-improvement course.

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Balance and reward

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  • Of course, exceptions and grey areas exist around rewards.
  • My general rule is not overdoing anything. I can allow myself a bit of TV or a movie once in a while, as a reward. Yes, it’s not the best thing for me, but it’s OK and in line with my vision of myself as the best person I can be if I don’t do it very often.
  • Occasionally, I’ll reward myself with some chocolate or ice cream.
  • Again, it’s about identifying what you’re happy with and what doesn’t lead to more negative indulgences.
  • A bit of chocolate is fine once in a while.
  • Overindulging in it daily, though, or gorging on a few chocolate bars every evening, might lead to weight issues or feeling down.
  • When you listen to yourself or meditate, you will get a feeling for when you’re overdoing a reward.
  • It’s then up to you and your self-discipline to pull back and say to yourself, ‘this was enough, thank you’.

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Bonus: intention and reward

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When deciding on how to reward yourself, also ask yourself the following questions: What is your intention? What comes at the end of the reward? Why have I decided on this particular reward? Is it improving me and helping me become better?

The answers to these questions will be different for everyone. As long as you stay true to yourself and really explore your reward system, you will be able to generate one that will let you stay guilt-free – the important thing is that you’ve decided on it and made it positive.

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Developing your own system

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  • Identify from the examples above and my system the rewards which don’t trigger guilt in you.
  • Write them up, meditate on the issue.
  • Really commit each morning to finding new ideas for rewards.
  • Your subconsciousness should then get to work and help you find new ideas.
  • Ask people around you, who are like minded and achieved (or are on the path to achieving) things you want, they went through this most likely.
  • Start experimenting, in a healthy dose and take notes on how different rewards made you feel.
    What was the point of overindulgence and anything else that surfaces.
  • After a week or so you should have a basic system going.

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I felt constantly pulled in different directions by conflicting priorities, overlapping tasks and just way too much to do in the time I had available to me.

Eventually, I became really stressed and found myself frequently taking sick leave. I realised that I couldn’t carry on like this and decided it was time to find a system of my own, that worked for me and gave me results.

I’ve spent months developing a system to help me with my problems. I’ve listened to countless podcasts, read numerous blog posts on productivity and tried different systems. One of the best books I read was Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Concepts in the book included the following:

  • not storing tasks and deadlines in your head
  • not using your inbox as a priority task list

These were key to my development. If you haven’t read the book yet, I would definitely recommend it.

The relatively simple system I’m about to share is probably far from perfect, but it has worked for me for months now and I’m getting more done in a day than ever, remaining calm and collected at all times. Deadlines rarely scare me these days, and here’s why:

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Prerequisites

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  • Google Calendar (or similar)
  • Gmelius plugin for Chrome/gmail (or snoozing feature for your email client)
  • Daily journal/notepad (I use InspireNow Journal currently)
  • Pen

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Process

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  • I immediately book tasks into my calendar, blocking out the necessary time to complete them, as soon as I receive email notification of them.
  • I colour code tasks as follows:
  • Red tasks are calls or meetings – not to be cancelled, moved or changed.
  • Green tasks are meetings with friends or social events – treats or things I do for myself.
  • Purple tasks include meditation and spiritual activities.
  • Blue is used for any normal, work-related tasks.
  • Yellow is used for non-standard tasks, not normally carried out.

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  • I receive notifications of all tasks and my system means that other people can’t put stuff into my calendar. I, and they, know what I’m doing at all times.
  • I have a default 10 minutes prior to task notification in my Google Calendar. If there is a bigger meeting or call, I sometimes schedule a task beforehand to prepare or travel.
  • Once I have all the necessary info about a task, I set relevant emails to snooze until the time of the task or just before it.
  • My inbox therefore only contains emails requiring responses, emails I need more information about, or emails I need time to think about before deciding my next move. I often organise tasks in the evenings or weekends, adding in smaller tasks on the relevant days.

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I stack tasks in the evenings or weekends often, when I don’t have the time to organise them, I especially smaller tasks, I just add them in for the next day or another.

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Each morning

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  • I sit down, open up my calendar, read my emails, check my daily journal and review my priorities for the day ahead.
  • I write down tasks lined up for the day in priority order.
  • I add in any potentially useful habits.
  • I position calls on the right and tasks on the left.
  • I note things I’m grateful for and read my daily quote: ‘Get organised.’

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Through the day

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  • I tick off tasks as I complete them.
  • I add other tasks to my list if new tasks come in and take priority.
  • If a day gets really busy (once every few weeks), I have to reschedule tasks, making notes in my calendar when I do this. My easy colour coding system means that I know which tasks can be moved.

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How I stay calm – 6 simple ways

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  • I use my Habitero Pyramid during the day. This reminds me to keep breathing and be mindful. I rotate the sides depending on which day it is.
  • I check if my jaw locks in. Usually, when I’m stressed, I feel it the most in my jaw.
  • I take breaks to drink water or herbal tea.
  • I listen to meditation music or baroque music. (for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZa1dG98vo or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8NDRElMWwk)
  • Sometimes, I just take a quick walk around and rest in another office, meditating there for a few minutes before returning to my work. It helps to refocus.
  • I often use the Pomodoro Technique, which helps me work with time, not against it.

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Summary

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  • My tasks are tracked in my Google calendar.
  • Each day, I transfer them onto my journal – so I continue to receive electronic notifications from my calendar, but my focus is on my offline daily journal, open on my desk.
  • I use the Habitero Pyramid and other relaxation techniques to counter the effects of stress.

If you can think of any improvements I can make, please post about them in comments or get in touch with me via my contact page.

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