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  1. Ahah amazingโ€”this is actually how I got into fitness at age 12, seeing how high I could jump onto and over things! Cool to see that you've found my gamification of productivity templates ๐Ÿ˜›
  2. Ahh super happy for you all! I just thought about you and logged on to check! Hope everything is well
  3. Wait what? It's the end of the challenge already? I' had kinda forgotten about these forums but had been continuing with the challenge! Basically there has been no real change in the last few weeks, but the challenge has helped point me in the right direction. Here's a sort of summary, although I'll just be continuing with the same gamified system for the foreseeable future: Goal #1: Keep Active I've been doing a lot of cycling, and found a really nice 10 km route (6 miles) through the countryside with only light hills. Then I searched in my garage for a bunch of heavy
  4. Good point - there's probably two different perceptions of time... Maybe the first is affected mostly by big changes, like lockdown life is quite different to "normal" life... and the other is affected by paying attention to the details in life? Like time passes more slowly when you pay attention to the details, and when every day follows the same pattern then 10 days feels much like 30 days.
  5. Good job with the handstand challenge! You make it look quite easy even if that wasn't your smoothest take! Cereal and ice cream is a magnificent combination! In Lisbon I found a cereal cafรฉ with all sorts of international cereals, different milks, toppings, and of course some ice cream. I was a good customer of theirs ๐Ÿ˜› There's also one in London but it costs like $10 for a bowl while in Lisbon it was $5 and looked cooler, with all retro furnishings.
  6. Things are mostly fine here although my sleep schedule is still on Atlantis time, meaning my morning routine is pretty much to have breakfast and lunch at the same time ๐Ÿ˜› I can't believe that it's already day 29 of the lockdown - it feels something like 13 days! I guess when every day is the same then time contracts... For the past year I've been thinking a lot about what properties make time contract or dilate (as in, what makes us think that time is "going quickly" or "going slowly"?) and repetition seems a clear candidate... Now that it's not super cold I went out fo
  7. Yes - I was pleasantly surprised! Nearby I only went to Sintra, which was really nice. The old buildings were cool but the place just had a nice vibe to it and nice backpackers in the hostel so I would have stayed for a few more days if I could (but I had a fun week-long event starting in Lisbon). For the meditation I think I mostly just need routine. I did it yesterday evening though so maybe that's the start of a streak! If I ever get to taking them out, I'll see I think that it's allowed according to the lockdown rules, but strangel
  8. Ouch, that sounds awful Hope that the worst of that is over! And yes, I'm in favour of the social distancing rules and fining people who don't respect them etc., but some of the rules don't make any sense. If you live in the same house as people there's practically no added danger in doing anything else with them. A friend came back a few days ago from being trapped abroad. He came on a government-arranged flight for stranded UK nationals, and then drove in a hire car direct to his parents' village where he was going to stay for 2 weeks the vacant house of a family fri
  9. Slacklines always give me a reality check these days when I try them. I'm thinking "ooh a slackline! I'm good at these!" and then can barely balance for 3 seconds. Really the biggest difficulty is that each slackline is set up differently, with e.g. different length and tightness, and it takes your body a while to get used to each slackline unless you've recently had experience on lots of different ones. You'll probably "learn" to walk on that slackline relatively fast as your body already knows pretty much what's going on!
  10. Oops, I've been terrible at updating this, and it's clearly not because I've been out on any adventures! Goal #1: Keep Active: To be honest I was feeling pretty unsporty when I started this challenge. Several months of low activity apparently does that ๐Ÿ˜› But I've been out cycling a lot, discovered a rowing machine at home, and threw the occasional sets of push-ups, and feel like I'm getting back into the groove I also discovered my gymnastics rings and hurdling set, so I can play with those sometime. Luckily in the UK it's still allowed to leave the house for exercise
  11. Actually I didn't take many photos this year! In many places I was focusing on work and projects and community, rather than actual exploring. Which makes sense in context but I understand might sound a little strange. The place where I found the most exciting new stuff the last 12 months was actually Lisbon! For a place that I expected to be similar to e.g. England and Spain, it had a lot to entertain me February 16/17 is the opposite end of the year for me, so close enough! I've only actually met one person IRL born the same day as me, and that was th
  12. Despite all that time playing with my gymnastics rings I still haven't even made it to the tin cross... ๐Ÿ˜› One day!
  13. For the sleeping part, I did use an app that measures when you move around during the night and tells you how many hours of deep sleep, light sleep etc. you had. You just put it under your sheet but on your mattress to it feels you move. It did seem legit - and you got a pretty graph and stats every morning. The results seemed to line up with reality, and once I even tested it by leaving it on my cupboard, and it just thought i'd fallen into an incredibly deep sleep for 7 hours ๐Ÿ˜› I forget the name of the app but that was in 2016 so I'm sure there are multiple good free
  14. Ahh and there was me thinking the Dutch word were hijfkawzurgijkzwx. Dutch always looks so funny to me
  15. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How did you even get up from there? First time I played it it was called Mafia, so we had detectives and police etc. I prefer the fantasy themed ones like Werewolves though! Searching for housemates in 2020 must be a tougher deal than in previous years ๐Ÿ˜• "So how many times do you wash your hands each day?"
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