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Anim07734

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  1. Wow, I'm bad at this... I've been very low energy for the past month, as any time I leave the house I have to deal with a horde of plague bearers. It's wearying... So part of my goals for next challenge will be finding a new balance to maintain the energy to participate in communities I actually enjoy being part of. We'll see how that goes. Actual wrap up for this challenge: My first 2 goals got sidetracked and a combination of comfort eating and low motivation for exercise has left me worse off than when I started. Going to try buckling down next challenge
  2. Yesterday's workout and actually crossing something off my list before my fiancee finds us an April show.
  3. Continuing the ongoing theme from my favorite webcomic (it ran for 20 years, the art gets better, the characters and story are good throughout) the 70 Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. I'll be using selected Maxims to explain my goals and keep things entertaining. I don't expect to get to all of them, and may reuse some of the more applicable ones. But they all have their own wisdom. Last challenge was a bit of a kick in the teeth. I picked some seemingly reasonable goals to build on the momentum I had built since the beginning of the year and everything was looking go
  4. This challenge we've explored ways to let go of what has been and cleared the way to nurture what is coming, even if we don't have a lot of certainty about what the future holds. Congratulate yourself! This is brave work. This week we have a daily focus to blend the insights and preparation, the work we have done to embrace our new Earth year as we go forth on the next leg of the journey. Get creative! This is an intentional invitation to live boldly! Monday: Collect or create some images of the recent insights, your hopes for the future. Sometimes
  5. Spring is coming. The cold ground hides tendrils of life that have been hibernating, gathering strength to break through into the longer days and shoot up life from the cold winter. What are your passions? What makes you feel alive and at peace with the world and your place in it? Owning the tendrils of creativity within us is the path to nurturing our happiness. Especially at springtime, we have an invitation from the Universe to tap into the energy that is uniquely ours and to let it come forth with a smile. If you haven't seen Troop Zero yet, give yourself some time to enjoy watching a
  6. I convinced my fiancee to let me use wooden animals for table markers at the wedding instead of numbers, but we weren't able to find enough before AC Moore closed. Finally got the bandsaw my Grandpa gave me 3 years ago setup and decided to try my hand at making them. Here's the first 3 I finished tonight: They've since been sanded and glued, so they look cleaner and should take paint better.
  7. Being present in the moment is a powerful mindset. But with all the distractions and uncertainty, how can we cultivate this mindset? What stands in the way of being here now? Mental preparation is another traditional aspect of spring cleaning seen in spreading wishes for peace and happiness to counter cranky Baba Marta and letting go of past hardships during Holi or celebrating the fun and whimsical for Las Fallas. Decluttering our mental environment allows us to be nimble and flexible when a new situation develops, making the most of opportunity when it flits by, and a
  8. I'm still here, just haven't felt like talking. So I guess, picture update?
  9. Nurturing healthy body habits is like helping a tree grow: removing the weeds at the base and providing some support until they are strong and established. Traditions to cleanse and reinvigorate your body go hand in hand with those to clean your physical spaces. From removing distractions to spiritual focus for Lent to spending a day cooking with friends and family to reconnect for Nowruz or Cimburijada to picnicking and enjoying the new growth and flowers during Hanami or the Cherry Blossom Festival. If you have any New Year's resolutions that aren't working as well as you'd hope, now is a
  10. All credit for the idea, content, and tips goes to @Heidi. I'm just here to help with formatting and organization.
  11. Making way for abundance and a new path begins with clearing the obstacles. Spring cleaning is about making way for new growth! These traditions are seen all over the world from sweeping away dust and debris to make way for good fortune on the Lunar New Year to clearing your home of chametz, down to the tiniest crumb, in preparation for Passover to "shaking down the house" during Khanh Tekani to building a bonfire from any junk and broken items you have so evil spirits can't hide in your home. Use this week to take inventory of your physical space and see how it supports (or doesn
  12. Welcome to the February/March minichallenge! We'll be exploring traditions from around the world as we move from the Lunar New Year to the Equinox. Come along to learn, and practice, self-care, personal renewal, and rejuvenation! Week 1 - Decluttering the physical space Week 2 - Nurturing your body Week 3 - Unweighing your mind Week 4 - Kindling your passion Week 5 - Moving forward to flourish
  13. But you might need one of those things later, and you never know which one until it comes up, so might as well keep all of them, just in case. I have to periodically go through my closets and such and force myself to reorganize and get rid of stuff I'm obviously never going to actually use/finish. At one point last year, I realized that I had vacation souvenirs and keepsakes from various events/life happenings stored randomly in three different rooms. Put them all together and they took up less than half the space, plus I can now find things when I look for them! And that was w
  14. I started the insulation before my fiancee moved in 3 years ago now, so it's a thing that needs to be done, but not something I'm super stressing over. The house has never had appropriate insulation on the skylights and kneewall, so adding it will just drop my power bill in the summer. We were originally planning to hang the dowels on a wall in there, but then we realized that they were already reserved for shelves or pictures. It's definitely a short people solution though, at 5'6, the larger bags are just over my head. That's a fair guess. I'm definitely continu
  15. Continuing the ongoing theme from my favorite webcomic (it ran for 20 years, the art gets better, the characters and story are good throughout) the 70 Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. I'll be using selected Maxims to explain my goals and keep things entertaining. I don't expect to get to all of them, and may reuse some of the more applicable ones. But they all have their own wisdom. Maxim 63: The Brass knows how to do it by knowing Who can do it. I'm ready to try regular workouts again, and while I know I'll eventually want my own program, there's no reason
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