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Hi, I'm Brittany. I previously tried to complete challenges as a Rebel and quests as an Assassin and couldn't keep up with either. I was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD and hooboy, is it ever in charge. I'm floundering on day-to-day stuff and it seems like what I really need is to be able to better balance myself. There is a lot of data supporting mindfulness and meditation as a tool in the toolbox for controlling ADHD symptoms so I'm really hoping this works! 

 

A little about me: By day, I work in data analytics and by night, I wrangle a toddler, a husband and two cats. At 32, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but "barely keeping my head above water" ain't it. 

 

1. Yoga

 - Attend a weekly yoga class to help reduce tension and regain mobility in back/shoulders. Heavy modifications as necessary to minimize pain in wrists/shoulders.

 

2. Reduce clutter

- Twice a week, find one spot in the house and declutter. "Spot" means a space that is at least one foot by one foot. It can be anywhere in the house that strikes my fancy.

 

3. Journal

- Write down one thing I want to remember and one thing I don't want to remember but probably should remember because it builds character. Do this everyday to make up for faulty short term to long term memory dump. 

 

I would also like to start a meditation habit and welcome any tips/apps/Youtube channels that have helped others build their own habits. 

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Hi SMS. 

 

Welcome to the 1st timers club. Looks like a good set of challenges there.

 

I have no experience with ADHD so I have no pearls of wisdom for that I'm afraid. But I will say that like you, I'm 32 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up! So don't go worrying that you're the only one.

 

I'm sure others will point you in better directions, but there's a couple of meditation apps I like using; Simply Being, Take a Break and iSleep Easy. They're all free on Google Play, so imagine there's a iPhone equivalent, if that's your thing.

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hi and welcome! it looks like you have a lot going on in addition to the ADHD! it's great that you're prioritizing your needs and carving out some space to take care of YOU with the yoga and meditation. 

 

I also haven't used any meditation apps but I know several people really like headspace. also, if you find you can't make it to a class (but are comfortable with the modifications you need to make to poses) I really like doyogawithme.com. there's lots of options for free streaming classes, and they're sortable by time of class and skill level. 

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I can relate.. keeping my head above water is how I’ve felt for too long now. I don’t have a husband but I have a seven year old and two cats I wrangle every day, that’s a challenge in itself haha. Journaling is a good idea. I used to do it a lot and someday I’ll get back into it. Good luck :D 

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Welcome to the rebellion! Nice looking self care goals you have. 

I don't use one but I've heard several rebels say Headspace is a good app for meditation.

 

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On 11/21/2017 at 3:12 PM, shadowmoonsedai said:

I'm floundering on day-to-day stuff and it seems like what I really need is to be able to better balance myself.

  1. Attend a weekly yoga class
  2. Twice a week, find one spot in the house and declutter.
    • "Spot" means a space that is at least one foot by one foot. It can be anywhere in the house that strikes my fancy.
  3. Write down one thing I want to remember and one thing I don't want to remember but probably should remember because it builds character.  Do this everyday

I would also like to start a meditation habit and welcome any tips/apps/Youtube channels that have helped others build their own habits. 

 

 

Hi shadowmoonsedai!  Welcome back to the game!

 

All of your challenge goals look good.  :encouragement:

 

Is your NF username inspired by the Wheel of Time series?

 

 

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On 11/23/2017 at 11:21 AM, Hazard said:

 

 

Hi shadowmoonsedai!  Welcome back to the game!

 

All of your challenge goals look good.  :encouragement:

 

Is your NF username inspired by the Wheel of Time series?

 

 

Thanks for the feedback!

 

And yes, it is WoT inspired. It's been my go-to username since I was 13 and was inspired by a mutual love of the original Sailor Moon anime and WoT (what a combination!). 

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Day four update:

1. Yoga

 - Attend a weekly yoga class to help reduce tension and regain mobility in back/shoulders. Heavy modifications as necessary to minimize pain in wrists/shoulders.

Signed up for yoga on Tuesdays which starts next week. Dragging a yoga-newbie coworker with me as an accountibilibuddy. In the meantime, planning to do stretching for 30 minutes everyday to try and loosen up my shoulders/midback, which are my biggest problem areas at the moment.

 

2. Reduce clutter

- Twice a week, find one spot in the house and declutter. "Spot" means a space that is at least one foot by one foot. It can be anywhere in the house that strikes my fancy

So far, decluttered the counter and the kitchen table! Already done for the week, whoo! 

 

3. Journal

- Write down one thing I want to remember and one thing I don't want to remember but probably should remember because it builds character. Do this everyday to make up for faulty short term to long term memory dump. 

I have a new planner called The Perfect Notebook, so I'm using that as a pseudo journal. I've also only done this one day so far this week. 

Day three: I want to remember that today I learned a neat trick with SQL case statements. I don't want to remember that really awkward meeting I had because of a late project, but it's important to learn from it anyway. No matter how obnoxious they were about the outcomes of the project, it's important to remember that it's driven by their love of what they do.

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Journal Day 4-

I want to remember the delicious and hilarious birthday lunch I had with my coworkers yesterday, where they told stories about trying to keep the magic of Santa and the Tooth Fairy alive for their kids. 

 

I don't want to remember that my vision check up showed only slow progress for vision therapy, because it makes me feel like a failure. However, I know the problem isn't that I'm failing, because I'm not, it's that my progress is slower than I'd like. I need to give myself room to progress at my own pace - vision issues are tough to fix and if I push myself too fast, I'll just end up with migraines. 

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Journal Day 5-

I need to remember to that rambling around the internet may seem like fun but it's actually just gathering underpants. The internet is awesome tool but also a black hole. Do I really need to spent my limited energy reserves on reading about other people's issues, instead of paying attention to and fixing mine? 

 

I don't want to remember that I spent a good portion of my work day locked into watching youtubers talk about nail polish. I still have a hard time digging myself out of distractions, even with meds, so it really just comes down to not letting myself get distracted by things on the internet. If I need a break, I can take a walk or go talk to a coworker. 

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Random sporadic check in to prove that I'm not dead!

1. Yoga

 - Attend a weekly yoga class to help reduce tension and regain mobility in back/shoulders. Heavy modifications as necessary to minimize pain in wrists/shoulders.

Complete for this week! It was a really great class and even though my shoulders were sore, I didn't get any migraines the day after, so I'm calling it a win. 

 

2. Reduce clutter

- Twice a week, find one spot in the house and declutter. "Spot" means a space that is at least one foot by one foot. It can be anywhere in the house that strikes my fancy

The offspring was sick last week and it feels like we're still playing catch up after all of it. Nothing decluttered so far this week. :( 

 

3. Journal

- Write down one thing I want to remember and one thing I don't want to remember but probably should remember because it builds character. Do this everyday to make up for faulty short term to long term memory dump. 

This has really fallen by the wayside. I did well the first week(ish) but haven't kept it up. I'll keep trying! 

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