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  1. And now April Fool is stuck in my head. Not a bad thing mind you.
  2. I have a habit of doing it by hand in a notebook. With dates and amount and everything. Also, this is your reminder to keep copies of everything. Everything you sign, everything that is sent to you. File (and backups) or physical copy. That way if something gets messed up form their end, you can have proof. And you can remember everything like that. I had an idea that might work with your visual inclinations - in regards to your self talk. I had someone I know use an empty jar, and every time they stopped themselves from talking negatively about themselves (like, "no I'
  3. Okay, so I buy some canned stuff (tomatoes, chickpeas) to have to add to meals when I need to bulk up things, and I always have lentils, rice and beans in the house. I usually make sure I at least have a plan for what I'm gonna eat for a few days - when I have the mental energy I go to the fridge and plan meals. The fact I know what I'll eat tomorrow for at least one meal makes it way easier. A checklist helps - every meal needs a source of protein and a source of carbs (not an exact science but this fits with what I usually like eating) and I add veggies and seeds to everything. I usuall
  4. So basically if you manage to have a routine and do all of this stuff without collapsing/hurting yourself (sleeping injuries notwithstanding) you win.
  5. This is great. Interest on debts can get wild, so doing it this way would be good. I'm glad your mom was willing and able to help. You are doing really well. I'm glad to see it. In my experience telling people when you need alone time for whatever reason makes everything easier. Uuuum... I have never had a microwave (I don't even have a freezer right now and my oven is older than me). I prep meals (I have three different levels of prep) all the time. I can write what I do if it would help? Remember to breathe. You'
  6. I'm waiting till all four of em emerge. Especially because on one side I have a tooth that is basically three walls and a filling (it kept hurting until the dentist hollowed it out) so I'm thinking if the wisdom tooth is healthy (good chance, I haven't had many problems) they can just yank this one out.
  7. I will have to have some of my wisdom teeth removed, because my other teeth will crowd. So this sounds awful.
  8. I haven't had a day like this in a while, but I remember them. Ugh yeah this kneecaps me so much.
  9. It happens. You sort one thing at a time, when you feel like you can.
  10. You are injured. Pushing yourself will only make it worse. You are allowed to take care of yourself by doing less.
  11. I don't think I'm doing a challenge this time around but I am for sure going to hang around with my blueberry tea.
  12. I used to think my hamstrings were the tightest portion of my body. Nope, apparently it's my calves. So much that walking in flats for more than a few hours makes my lower back hurt. So I have a love/hate relationship with stretching/flexibility/mobility in general.
  13. I designated mine to housing my home workout things, and use a hanger at the back of my door for the not quite dirty clothes. But depending on the size of your chair it might not work (mine is so small I can't fit in it).
  14. The only reason I use my relatively expensive journal is because it's the only thing I could find that has enough pages so I don't have a notebook pile up.
  15. I feel like everyone I know has an issue with flexibility.
  16. I think I don't have this problem because we don't have a basket. We've always just remove the clothes from the hanger and put them away immediately (or left them on the chair for a few hours and then put them away).
  17. I'm currently doing his posture routine and that has been super helpful. I mostly find a video and use him as a form check guide and wind up with new exercises to try. As a previously talkative kid with the energy of a Labrador puppy, I am eternally grateful for patient parents.
  18. Hey, another one who knows this dude. I tend to use his youtube channel for form tips. Make it the first week of the month you have them? Honestly need is the funnest way to learn. You have no idea how many things I know to do I have started because I needed to explain to someone or something needed to get done. And you get both the I now know this' endorphins and the 'I fixed this' endorphins.
  19. I was gonna say, if they want to spend more time with you, but then don't when you're free, maybe talk and agree on a thing? And then be like once a week depending on how busy we are we do X for X long, even if you have to break it up into multiple chunks of time. For me it helps when both parties are involved in the solution, because then there is no miscommunication and you did your best. Takes the pressure off, and they get told you care. Feeling your feelings and letting them go is so hard. The way you feel is valid, and taking the time to unpack something is work. You can't do
  20. I actually tracked doing this every day for a few months because it's my worst daily chore. Now I am wayyy better than before. But weekly chores are the ones I tend to skip - because I tend to postpone them to the weekend for some reason and then can't do it. Laundry is not my chore at this point, but I think I'd do okay, I don't have a lot of clothes weekly.
  21. Whenever I do this, 90 % of the time it means dishes.
  22. I'm glad you're focusing on you, and aren't trying to do everything at once.
  23. Well, this challenge was quiet. I spent it mostly oscillating between 'i don't do anything' and 'my productivity does not define my worth, and maybe if I gave myself some slack it would be easier to do things because there would be less stress'. But in the end, I like that I caught myself sliding back in that hole. I think I need to learn to have fun again, and enjoy while I'm working, and not just see my day as a to-do list.
  24. And it doesn't even feel like a motivation issue at times. It's weirdly fluctuating for no reason. I need to find out why first, and then figure out tips and tricks.
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