analoggirl

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  1. analoggirl

    Lose My Breath

    Yesterday went pretty well. I got some good hours of work in (my "Saturday" was on Thursday, I guess my Sunday was today because...) Yesss, I swam this morning. Did not get much else done today (relative to what I need to) but I can counter any negative voice by yelling at it that I completed a personal fitness challenge for the first time in ages and loved it. Of course, that voice is just me being mean to myself but I like to distance myself from unpleasant people :p ...You know, these challenges are not much unlike the way I (like to) play games really. I see something shiny and explore, or I spend ages figuring out how something works that should be pretty simple. It doesn't help that my eyes are total wussies when it comes to staring at a screen, so I can't get any real quest grinding done usually. I really need to visit an optician and get proper "computer glasses". Last night I did not stay up too late, and I was sleeping sooo deeply this morning. I did get up at 7:15 AM so I can get that morning swim. It was a grey day again, but I still wanted to go. Time to get another hour or two of revision in and then get ready for Monday.
  2. analoggirl

    Lose My Breath

    True. One step at a time. I guess worrying about saying more is like saying "Sorry for saying sorry so often!" It is counterproductive, and nobody realy minded too much in the first place :p so, day 3 of week 1 of none2run done this morning. I tried to push myself a bit more when running. I also like to venture out and take just a bit of a different turn every day. Reminds me of walks with my granddad. He knows how to keep everyday life from dulling your edges. Hope he is in for some walks when I go visit him. That ol' workoholic found himself a project in his olf age. But he gets sick when he is not working so I am happy he has. I was going to swim today but the weather is grey and I worked out already. Tomorrow perhaps. Stretching is in the back of my mind so I do it regularly during breaks. Would like to stretch my arms a bit more but need to find a way to ease into it. My back is quite inflexible (like the rest of me, but muscles tend to get "stuck" in my arms and back). Will close my eyes for 10 minutes and then continue my day. Yesterday I drank coffee after 4 pm and - most importantly - got myself worked up over something. I am getting better with keeping a cool head but when I have a strong opinion about something, my body reacts accordingly. Even though when it comes to debating for example, keeping your mind levelled is essential. Being passionate and being levelled are nor mutually exclusive states...
  3. analoggirl

    Lose My Breath

    Good to have you I don't know, that's probably an empty sentence since I "know" what I have to do. I just have to stop doing what I'm doing at X pm, get ready for bed and relax. If I do that and I still regularly can't sleep, I can actually revisit it for refinements. I've just been feeling a bit disappointment when I cannot do that (because I do not feel comfortable going to bed before I've finished my main to-dos for the day) and those are all non-productive feelings. So just logging and getting myself conscious of my habits is a shorter bridge to cross I used to do that, even though I procrastinated, because I knew I could get away with it. But now that I actually have a vision and a goal, I want to give that vision a chance. And average just won't do :') I "just" have to spend my day-time hours better. Well... Okay. That was two paragraphs of me saying the same thing that could be said in two sentences but I'm going to leave it like this as it illustrates the cycle I am in :p
  4. analoggirl

    Lose My Breath

    1 hour ago, raptron said: Running and sleeping and stretching! All good things. We appreciate a zesty life. :D
  5. analoggirl

    Digital Battle Log

    Still have not gone to the GP. Still have not spoken with another specialist I want to ask about something else. Just to be sure.
  6. analoggirl

    Lose My Breath

    Well, hello again. I am totally enjoying feeling a zest for life again. Quest I: Lose My Breath Anyway, I ran today! And it was sunny. Beginner's luck. I am going to do the None to Run programme for absolute beginners. No buts. I am tired of my baby sis being a dynamo, wanting to play, and me catching my breath at 25 y.o. haha. Quest II: Wake Me Up (before you go-go) Also, sleep. Is still not clean. I'm just going to log it this challenge. And my thoughts. And what can be done better. Quest III: Stretch it out Need to keep working on my posture. It is like I am getting extra neck length! The level of my neck slouching/tensing UP my shoulders is quite high. I don't have a swan neck (nor do I really care, I have accepted my body) but it still seems impressive to me. Keeping it simple again.
  7. analoggirl

    I, Robot

    Okaaaay I wrote a reply that did not quote cover what I wanted to say before having to leave, and this was a while ago. Anyway, thank you @raptron and @Manarelle for the encouragement. I also rather communicate with people that... communicate haha What I meant was more inner stoicism. Its one thing to show emotions that you have, and another to just even it out instead of going up and down. I like honesty. I dislike the way I feel when I am all over the place. In the past, that made me so focused on (fixing?) myself that I couldnt connect with others sometimes. Buuut the self psychologic analysis can wait. I decided to try out None to Run day 1 (and the related short workout) tomorrow morning. Seems like handy dandy to have an audio file like a coach. Music is not really safe if I want to cross streets for now. Lets see how that goes!
  8. analoggirl

    I, Robot

    Hello everyone! So I watched I, Robot again recently and felt like calling my challenge that. Heads up, I doubt I will be sticking to a theme. I've been getting quite an eerie feeling with more and more people getting "smart home gadgets". I'm not seriously losing sleep over it, but it makes me think. Anyway, I'm late to the party because I had a pretty busy week and then 2-3 days of fever. Now I'm back in the game. I don't have time to be sick, anyway. This challenge I'm going to aim to: * Be mindful of my feelings and emotions and the way my body feels at any given moment. I mean, I am a pretty fidgetty and nervous person (on the inside). In the past I used to be tired all the time because I overanalysed constantly, and did not realise I was holding my breath, tensing up my body etc. Since I've started picking myself back up after a pretty bad low (in October 2018 and onwards), I've noticed I've been more reluctant to pursue my goals, have been tensing up again. That stuff is small but has a big impact on me. I've been trying to "fake it until I make it". Asking myself "how would I breath and move like if I believed in myself" and treating my mini body scans throughout the day like meditation. That's been helping a lot. Whew. Sometimes it feels like it's a lot of effort for marginal progress but well. Over the years I'm happy that I keep on trying to improve myself. I mean, I can always say "This is just the way I am" when I'm 70 or so. *Continue veggie meal prepping, add more liquids into my diet. Like soup. Well, I cannot think of anything besides soup. But soup is good! * "Clean" my sleep. (First experiment will include 2 factors: No screens 30 mins before my bed time. Turn off main lights after 8 pm. No coffee after 4 PM.) Also, I read that if you cannot fall asleep after 20 minutes you should just get up and go do something (no screen or snacks of course) and then go back to bed. Makes sense. I just keep on turning around if I cannot fall asleep. Meditation exercises helped in the past but they do not anymore... Ok. I've been so reluctant to do this, because often I just have to work late (on a laptop) and setting an unrealistic goal just makes you feel bad and give up. Also, I've convinced myself that coffee does not really influence my sleep. I've drank coffee at 11 PM and fell asleep just fine in the past. So it feels pointless just stopping to drink coffee at 4 PM. I only drink 1-2 cups a day. Etc. etc. But hey, I spend a lot* of my time in bed. (I become a nauseous zombie if I go to bed after midnight more than a couple of nights in a row.) But I still do not always feel rested. Which makes it feel like a waste of time, even though I cannot (and should not want to) stop doing it. So getting my sleep to become better with a few changes, is very much worth the "risk" of failing. Right. Have I ever said that I talk/type a lot? Let's do this! ____ * Usually 6-8 h. per 24 h. I usually get around 6-7 h. of sleep. Given that quite many adults are sleep deprived and still hustle through their days, I believe that I should not let that luxury of mine go to waste by having less qualitative sleep.
  9. analoggirl

    Digital Battle Log

    Hi! I go by the username analog girl. As of yet, I am still creating my origin story, meaning I am right in the middle of it. I really do think I know all or at least most of my strengths and weaknesses but the truth is, I do not. Yet I want to find out. So the plan of action is, to keep a record of things that I want to keep myself accountable for here... Especially when I am not doing a 6 week challenge online or off. Eventually, I will have gathered up the knowledge and skills needed to help others solve their legal matters... Hopefully I will still have my soul then... I want to stop being so averse to dealing with situations that 'can be avoided', within rationale of course. So, my main goals are: To wake up and get up without thinking about it and to go to sleep when it is time without thinking about it or other crap that does not deserve my attention, to maintain awareness about my surroundings and keep reveries for the times when I am alone. Yeah, I believe those goals will keep me out of the type of trouble I do not want to deal with. The rest depends on what my coach (me ) has in store for me for the day. Ah well, let us see how events unfold!