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Despite good intentions - as always - my last challenge also fizzled out. I had a pretty good first half, though, so that's something! And I was reminded of how good it feels to wake up to a clean kitchen counter, get out for at least a walk every day (which helped me stay on top of my podcast playlist, too!), be hydrated...things I'm still striving for! Part of the problem, I think, is that when other aspects of my life take priority, as they sometimes have to (or as I sometimes feel they have to - sometimes I need to think a bit more about my priorities, though!), I put my NF goals to the side for a bit and then struggle to pick them up again later. During this challenge I'll have a whirlwind week-long trip to the US and my thesis defense (and who knows what else might come up!) - it's been things like these that have often derailed past challenges. I need this challenge to be as flexible as possible but still have a goal I can work toward. So: three things. This is obviously nothing groundbreaking - it's a popular concept for getting shit done - but I think it's perfect for me at this point. The night before or the morning of each day, I'll pick three things that I'll absolutely get done that day. They can be big or small, an accomplishment in themselves or a step toward completing a larger project, related to any part of my life (work/health/relationship/fun, etc.), and maybe even a don't rather than a do (a day free of added sugar, for example). This means that on the days I'm preparing for my thesis defense, that can be one of my three things - rather than another thing I have to worry about on top of the goals I'm already trying to complete. On a Saturday without any plans, I can pick some bigger things; on a day where I know work is going to be crazy and then I have something else going on in the evening, I can pick smaller things that I can knock out over my lunch break. I'll compile a list for myself; although the things don't necessarily have to always be from the list, it'll be good to have an overview of recurring tasks and different projects I'm working on. A few examples: Monday is already going to be busy - Mondays are always busy at work, anyway, and there are a few different tasks I need to catch up on and think about on top of the usual crazyness, and then after work I'm heading into town so a friend can interview me as part of his PhD research. I might have to pick some smaller things to complete!