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Reset and Re-focus

The past two week I slacked off a bit. I skipped out on exercising five days. I wanted to take a break and also rework my planner (and my mind), and use a different layout. I decided to go with Passion Planner’s undated daily layout instead of the weekly. I‘m also using it for journaling and adding my Bible study plans as inserts. I decided to drop the walking in the morning for now. I like walking but I just enjoy it when it’s in a scenic environment, not in a neighborhood or on a treadmill. And it was too much for me to walk in the morning and then workout again in the afternoon. So instead I’m going to stick with yoga every day but do my strength training workout three days a week and the flexibility workout the other four days.

I need to get back on track before I make slacking off a habit again. So today is my reset day. I’m going to stick with my routine and re-focus on things that are important to me. I’ve already started making a list of video ideas for my YouTube channel. Some are more on the artistic side, some more on the comedic side. They pop up so well in my head. I just hope I can execute them well on screen. LOL.

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Digital Planning

After years of purchasing and wasting paper planners, I decided to try out digital planning. I didn’t want to spend money on something that wasn’t customizable or had too many extras that I didn’t need. I’m very grateful that Passion Planner has PDF downloads for free on their website. I chose the undated weekly version. I like everything about this planner’s format.

I had a really fun time making this video. I created the intro and background music using GarageBand. For the intro music, I composed it myself and then with the background music I used the 3-chord autoplay function on the acoustic guitar and just changed the chords(key) every fourth count.

Then I used a combination of GoodNotes, Procreate, Keynote, and iMovie to create the intro and title clips. All of the graphics in the intro and title clip were drawn using the shape tool on GoodNotes. I used Keynote to create the animations and then exported the clips as a movie file.

And then with iMovie I edited the clips and music together.

*Update June 3: After checking out my YouTube studio recently I found that this video had a copyright claim. Evidently part of the guitar music was the same as some artist’s work. I was going to redo the video and upload it again but I couldn’t find the file. I must have deleted by accident or moved it somewhere else.