alannamoonlight Posted November 26, 2017 Report Share Posted November 26, 2017 Hello! I'm Alanna, I just finished my first level 1 challenge and I think I'm ready to do a guild-specific one. I found during my last challenge that meditation is going to continue to prove a key part of my health throughout my life, and despite it having nothing to do with the initial goals I set in my level 1 challenge, I knew by the end of week 2 that I'd want to focus my next challenge with it. And I think this is the guild to try it in! I'd really like to get more physically active and start working out, but I'm coming to the end of my 3rd Masters semester and my mental health has made it imperative to focus on the meditation and mental exercises, so I'm going to de-emphasize the gym and put more emphasis on the mental/spiritual for this four weeks. Nevertheless, I do want to make one goal physical. Body: -Get to the gym four times (once each week average). I'm not going to force myself into a new routine, but I'm still striving toward the general habit of "just show up." If I get there four times this challenge, it will have beaten the number last time! -Maintain my decaffeinated state. I successfully weaned myself off of caffeine and put sugary drinks on the "treat" / "'date night" back burner; I plan to maintain this. Mind: -Keep up a meditation streak on Headspace. I will post a screencap here every day just for accountability's sake, even though I realize it may get repetitive for anyone following this challenge. -Finish 2 audiobooks. I have an Audible backlog! Spirit: -Finish 2 knit / crochet projects for Christmas presents. I've handmade most of my family and friends' presents this year; I want to add two more items to the pile to ensure there's something for everyone! -Cut profanity out of my reactive vocabulary. Recently I've noticed that I reflexively swear more than I'd like. I realize that profanity has a place -- I studied linguistics and I'm not terribly prudish about it in general, but I've wanted to reduce the frequency of my use of it (maybe eliminate it?) and just generally soften my conversational style. I think I can tie this into the mindfulness mindset that regular meditation has helped me with. 4 Quote https://www.nerdfitness.com/character/238926 Link to comment
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