SETTING MYSELF UP FOR EXCELLENCE… breaking this bad habit.

Breaking bad habits

In January I wrote a blog, listing my 2019 goals and one of them was to spend less time on my phone.  I started off strong.  I was spending less time on social media during the day which led to more productivity.   My problem was at night.  I found myself stuck to my phone for hours at a time, between texting and social media.  What a complete distraction and waste of my valuable time!   I found myself watching TV and scrolling through Instagram at the same time.  Realizing I missed an important part of the drama TV show I was watching and having to rewind it.   Ridiculous.   My phone was consuming me.  I know I am not alone on this.   Finally, I said, enough is enough.  I now turn my phone off during the week around 8:30 pm.

The old me…..

Alarm goes off at 6:00 am.   I reach for my phone beside my bed and turn it off. Automatically I check my Facebook and Instagram.  Just like that I am instantly immersed in other people’s lives.  I am not even out of bed yet and I am on Facebook looking to see what other people are saying and doing.  Then on Instagram seeing people’s perfect bodies and their luxurious lifestyles.  Without even know it comparing my life to theirs.   How is that going to set myself up for excellence?  Lying in bed looking at other people’s lives?  Comparing myself to them?  Why doesn’t my booty look like hers?  How do I get my booty like hers?  Best believe it’s not by lying in bed scrolling through Instagram!

The new me……

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Alarm goes off at 6:00 am.   I hop out of bed, feeling refreshed from my solid eight hours sleep.  Brush my teeth, get dressed and walk down the street to the Marriott.   During my short walk there I plan out my day.  What do I want to accomplish that day and what do I need to do to make sure it gets done?  For the next 30 minutes I burn 330 calories swimming laps.  During my swim, I say my affirmations, I list all the things I am grateful for and I pray for my friends and family that I know need a little shout out to God.   This is multitasking at its finest.  After my swim, I sit in the sauna for five minutes.  I like to think that I meditate in those five minutes, but I am basically just enjoying the heat and how great I feel.  I am home by 7:30 am.  I make myself a protein shake and walk Mocha for 30 minutes.  Have you noticed my phone is still off?  I don’t turn it on till I sit down with my coffee almost 12 hours later.   I have already done some much in the two hours I have been awake and I am confident I just set myself up to have an excellent day!

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Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M

Stay fabulous!



  6 comments for “SETTING MYSELF UP FOR EXCELLENCE… breaking this bad habit.

  1. amyruns75
    November 18, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Amazing blog post, as I sit here reading it on my “phone”!!! Lol.
    Signing off now. Hahaha.


    • styledbymfashion
      November 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      lol thank you Amy!!!


    • Christina Southgate
      November 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Bahaha I read it this morning when my alarm went off…. quickly put down my phone and got some shit done!…good advice!

      Liked by 1 person

      • styledbymfashion
        November 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

        haha I love that I could help you!


  2. November 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Love your blog Melissa!! Perfect example for each one of every people on this earth, as for me, and many! Lol.. Hey, I do make a purpose, to read your post on “Facebook” in the morning… I can’t wait to see what you have post.. lol every morning… As I love fashion, keeping my life on track, trying to be healthy as much possible or my kids happy, I try not to over go on social media, because life is too short to waste it to drama, and negativities!! Keep up the good work Melissa ” Style by M”!!


    • styledbymfashion
      November 26, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much! I love all your feedback. You are so positive and kind. Thank you.


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