bdwilson

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  1. bdwilson

    This is not a challenge thread...

    I'm sorry. I use reactions to say I'm listening, even though I suck at interaction and rarely know what to say Thank you for mentioning it has a negative impact. Apologies again.
  2. Too bad it didn't work out, but at least now you know
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    BD Practices Flexibility

    Thank you It does! Had that problem last challenge, so I may have been more cautious with my initial goal than I needed to be. But having that back up plan is a good thing! Monday Points: In bed on time: 1 Sleep: 1 Writing tasks: 1 Meditation: 1 Physical activity: 1 Finances: 1 French: 1 Declutter: Chores: 1 Garden: Inbox Zero: 1 Burn-down: 1 Frog: 1 Burn-down Subtask: 1 NF General Quest: 1 Monday Total: Good (13)
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    RedRandaOne plods along

    Nice! Finding it after 3 years was already awesome but a discount is even better
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    Rookie Gets Some Focus

    The obstacle place looks like a lot of fun!
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    Tateman Goes Beyond, Plus Ultra!

    Great job getting in the workouts! I loved seeing the vid, too. Nicely done.
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    BD Practices Flexibility

    Saturday Points: In bed on time: 1 Sleep: 2 Writing tasks: 2 Meditation: 1 Physical activity: 2 Finances: 1 French: 1 Declutter: Chores: 1 Garden: Inbox Zero: 1 Burn-down: 1 Frog: 1 Burn-down Subtask: 1 NF General Quest: 1 Saturday Total: Rare (16) Sunday Points: In bed on time: 2 Sleep: 2 Writing tasks: 1 Meditation: 1 Physical activity: 1 Finances: 1 French: 1 Declutter: 1 Chores: 2 Garden: Inbox Zero: 1 Burn-down: 1 Frog: 1 Burn-down Subtask: 1 NF General Quest: 1 Sunday Total: Rare (17) I've got two full weeks in on this system now and it is going pretty well. Well enough I'm going to increase my goals. Scoring remains the same for now, except I decided as I went Epic needed a higher bar. Poor: < 5 Common: 5 Good: 10 Rare: 15 Epic: 20 I think my original set of goals was good for busy weeks or just rough weeks, but it's looking like the next three will not be that (*knocks on wood*) so I'm going to increase my weekly targets: Mid-month "while things are good" goal is to hit good every day, rare at least 2 days a week, and epic once every two weeks. Should be doable.
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    BD Practices Flexibility

    Okay, catch-up on points: Thursday Points: In bed on time: 2 Sleep: 2 Writing tasks: 1 Meditation: 1 Physical activity: 1 Finances: 1 French: 1 Declutter: Chores: 1 Garden: Inbox Zero: 1 Burn-down: 1 Frog: 1 Burn-down Subtask: 1 NF General Quest: 1 Thursday Total: Rare (15) Friday Points: In bed on time: 1 Sleep: 2 Writing tasks: 2 Meditation: 1 Physical activity: 1 Finances: French: Declutter: Chores: Garden: Inbox Zero: 1 Burn-down: 1 Frog: 1 Burn-down Subtask: 1 NF General Quest: 1 Friday Total: Good (12) So far, still good. The burn-down tasks are clearing out my email "do something with this later" folders, though, and I am running out of them (from about 120 down to 16, whoot). Also, the ones I have left are more time consuming. Still going to try for one per day, but might have to let a few of them take more than one.
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    BD Practices Flexibility

    I do best with "all or nothing" goal. If I set things like "do x every day" or "do not have/do y" then the chances of doing or not doing x or y are far greater than if I allow some missed days or attempt moderation. The problem, especially in time-boxed challenges like this one, is that it really is all or nothing. If something happens and I miss doing x one day or have to have/do y, then that's it for that goal until the challenge duration is over. I understand, consciously, that there's still value in doing what I wanted to do, but there is still the sense that it's pointless to expend energy when I've already failed to meet the goal. That's pretty much what happened to me last month. My schedule was thrown off in week two (I think) and that was it for a few of my goals. I managed a bit of recovery on one, but never did pick up the other. Given how long these challenges are, this time around I don't want to sit out half of it if I hit a bump partway through. So, this month I'm going to take all the things I want to do and try and construct an approach allows a day be a win even if a particular task is skipped. I'm hoping that will still meet my requirement for absolutes, in that I will still have things I plan to do every day, but will put in a way to handle life happening, as I'll have an option to meet the challenge goal for a day even if I miss a particular item. I loved the points systems that were being used by some people in the last challenge, so I'm trying that out. These are the tasks I want to achieve and their point values. I've also got a planned frequency for some, but I think I'll leave that out of the chart for now, as I might reevaluate it as I go and I don't want to have to come back to this post to update the table Mostly, if it has a possible negative point value, it's one I consider required. Task +2 +1 -1 In bed on time Bed by 9 Off computer by 9 Later than 10 Sleep 8 hours 7.5 hours < 6 hours Physical activity +15 minutes 5 - 15 minutes 0 minutes Meditation N/A 5+ minutes N/A Writing tasks: writing, editing, plotting and/or publishing All 2 1 Finances N/A Update YNAB N/A Chores Difficult Daily N/A Declutter N/A At least 10 minutes N/A Gardening N/A Anything N/A French FF + something else Fluent Forever dailies N/A Inbox Zero N/A All clear N/A Frog N/A Done Missed Burn-down N/A Any item N/A Burn-down Subtask N/A Any item N/A NF General Quest N/A Any item N/A Some of this is short hand, like, "Frog" is "something I've been putting off and decided when day/week planning I would finally get it done today" As far as scoring: Poor: < 5 Common: 5 Good: 10 Rare: 15 Epic: 15+ My goal is to hit common every day, good at least 2 days a week, and rare once during the challenge. If I get an epic day that will be a bonus.