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Okay, so I did just download the Sims 4. I mean, it's winter, and I like hunkering down and losing myself to mind numbing video games, okay?? :lol: Only problem is that yes, my life needs tend to < to the life needs of my characters, be it Minecraft, Stardew Valley, or this very triumphant return to The Sims! 

 

During the last challenge I worked on dailies - simple tasks to be completed everyday with the idea that the collective time over a month would amount to something substantial. Unsurprisingly, due to the length of the list it was a bit much and I felt swamped by the tasks most days. But certain things were super effective (like studying) and so I'm going to bring them back.

 

What worked last time:

Morning handstands - woke me up and got me doing steady free standing handstands.

Studying - 10 minutes a day resulted in more studying and gave me increased satisfaction and confidence.

Journalling - nothing is better for my head. NOTHING I TELLS YOU!

Playing a song everyday - got me good at playing a song everyday, increased fun and satisfaction.

 

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Using a timer for many of my goals last challenge was vey helpful. I will continue this, ESPECIALLY with evening Sims. (The other night I started playing at 7 and looked up and it was already past 12! And I was stiff from sitting in the same position the whole time!)

 

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I finished my program with CC (IE coach for those just joining us), and have been incident free since September. Journalling is a big part of that, and I will be staying plugged into the IE community through FB groups and the IE thread here. In addition to journalling, I will set an intention for the day as part of my morning routine. 

 

Now to make this biz functional.

 

DAILIES

Morning handstands/set intention

Study 10 minutes - use alarm

Play a song

Journal 300 words and/or self coaching model

 

SIM STANDARDS

-no Sims during daytime work breaks

-no more than 1 hour at a time  use alarms and must GET UP between sessions - should I do something specific during this time? Thoughts?

 

ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONNECTION

-Comment on 3 threads per week

-Comment on IE thread 3 times per week

-Update my thread 2 times per week

 

HOLIDAY STUFF

-make client gifts

-make advent for Mr Red (HELLLLLLLP - deets in spoiler!)

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So. Mr Red and I are interfaith Jewish/Christian. Sometimes the holidays overlap, sometimes they don't. We kind of make up new traditions every year depending on what the calendar looks like. this year we decided to do a 15 day advent which will include main gifts as well as stocking/sack type stuffers. I'm a little stumped, especially on the small stuff. Any ideas for a 40 something introvert beer and football enthusiast? His nerdom is mostly centered around Weird Al, Spike, and being contrarian in general. Thanks I love you!

 

 

So that's the bulk of it. I don't want to over do considering it's the holidays and a very busy time at work. (I don't include workouts in my challenges because it seems unnecessary and takes me a lot of time to record. These days I'm lifting 2-3 times per week, and get in some long hikes and short runs here and. I like kettlebells and focusing on turkish getups atm, been working with 30# for about a week now!

 

I'm also wanting to get my bujo going again - mostly because I want to keep track of my biz, but the idea of drawing up trackers feels a bit too much atm. So that's it for now. Okay bai.

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10 hours ago, RedStone said:

no more than 1 hour at a time  use alarms and must GET UP between sessions - should I do something specific during this time? Thoughts?

 

Mobility work to undo the evil video game positions!

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General small gift/stocking stuffer ideas:

  • hop soap
  • lip balm and/or hand lotion (dude skin gets dry too!)
  • enamel pins come in ANYTHING now so something that aligns there (beer glass, weird al hair, etc.)
  • everyone loves themed socks
  • novelty playing cards
  • actual card game like Set or Dutch Blitz or whatever new fangled things are popular these days
  • fancy small edible gifts (maybe actual edibles, but lol, uh, nice chocolate, caramels, local hot sauce, hot honey, olive oil, etc.),
  • SEA MONKEYS?
  • paper craft kits or you could make like little origami type things (origami spike??)
  • thematic beer koozie
  • nips
  • SHRINKY DINKS?
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the sims!!! oh man. i love playing that. played on my phone for awhile but it just wasn't the same and ended up being detrimental for me. have fun with sims 4!!

 

raptron gave some great ideas! i'd also add books to that. there's a book for every type of person :D 

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3 hours ago, raptron said:

SHRINKY DINKS?

 

Whoa... time warp...

 

In this vein... marbles! Or Pogs...

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On 11/25/2018 at 7:04 PM, MikeW said:

Also chuckled at your rationale for playing a song every day.

 

Glad someone caught that ;) :lol: I couldn't come up with a better reason, but it seemed good enough!

 

On 11/25/2018 at 10:25 PM, Blocky said:

 

Mobility work to undo the evil video game positions!

 

yessssss I'm thinking deadhangs as a go to. shit straitens me right up! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

 

12 hours ago, Katerina said:

Hello, Red :)

 

HAI!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

 

9 hours ago, raptron said:

General small gift/stocking stuffer ideas:

  • hop soap
  • lip balm and/or hand lotion (dude skin gets dry too!)
  • enamel pins come in ANYTHING now so something that aligns there (beer glass, weird al hair, etc.)
  • everyone loves themed socks
  • novelty playing cards
  • actual card game like Set or Dutch Blitz or whatever new fangled things are popular these days
  • fancy small edible gifts (maybe actual edibles, but lol, uh, nice chocolate, caramels, local hot sauce, hot honey, olive oil, etc.),
  • SEA MONKEYS?
  • paper craft kits or you could make like little origami type things (origami spike??)
  • thematic beer koozie
  • nips
  • SHRINKY DINKS?


OMG of course you're brilliant! I sure would love to give him a copy of daydrinking... I am having a pair of socks made with Spike's face on it!

9 hours ago, raptron said:

nips

 

but um... wait. what??

 

9 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

the sims!!! oh man. i love playing that. played on my phone for awhile but it just wasn't the same and ended up being detrimental for me. have fun with sims 4!!

 

I'm digging it! There are challenges and stuff like in the later versions, but they're avoidable, unlike those. So far it's pretty good, and zero gameplay for this very busy day!

 

9 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

raptron gave some great ideas! i'd also add books to that. there's a book for every type of person :D 

 

Oh hell yeah. He's a book dude. 

 

6 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

Whoa... time warp...

 

In this vein... marbles! Or Pogs...

 

:lol:

 

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I did the things today :) Studying hapenned only like, 10 mins ago (almost bedtime) which was similar to how I started off last month... After a few days of meh focus, last minute work, it turned into something grand. And I played In the Cold Cold Night/TheWhite Stripes! Deceptively hard - the timing makes it super tough to sing! 

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On 11/25/2018 at 11:07 AM, RedStone said:

-make advent for Mr Red (HELLLLLLLP - deets in spoiler!)

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So. Mr Red and I are interfaith Jewish/Christian. Sometimes the holidays overlap, sometimes they don't. We kind of make up new traditions every year depending on what the calendar looks like. this year we decided to do a 15 day advent which will include main gifts as well as stocking/sack type stuffers. I'm a little stumped, especially on the small stuff. Any ideas for a 40 something introvert beer and football enthusiast? His nerdom is mostly centered around Weird Al, Spike, and being contrarian in general. Thanks I love you!

 

 

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So I am a Christian Hospital Chaplain. Our city (San Antonio) has a larger Jewish population than one would expect, and my hospital is on a side of town where a lot of people who are Jewish live. We see everyone at least once regardless of their faith. When a patient who is Jewish tells me so they often wait to see how I will react. If I think they have a sense of humor I tell them, "that doesn't bother me, I pray to a Jew every day." It never fails to get a smile. 

 

As for Gifts: https://www.jsrdirect.com/webstores/weirdal

 

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yessssss I'm thinking deadhangs as a go to. shit straitens me right up! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

 

I'm also thinking: 3rd world squat and couch stretches... undo the hip flexors

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10 hours ago, RedStone said:

OMG of course you're brilliant! I sure would love to give him a copy of daydrinking... I am having a pair of socks made with Spike's face on it!

Ahhh, amazing.

 

10 hours ago, RedStone said:

but um... wait. what??

Little alcohol bottles, haha:

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10 hours ago, RedStone said:

I did the things today :) Studying hapenned only like, 10 mins ago (almost bedtime) which was similar to how I started off last month... After a few days of meh focus, last minute work, it turned into something grand. And I played In the Cold Cold Night/TheWhite Stripes! Deceptively hard - the timing makes it super tough to sing! 

Nice. :D 

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On ‎11‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 12:07 PM, RedStone said:

 

-make advent for Mr Red (HELLLLLLLP - deets in spoiler!)

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So. Mr Red and I are interfaith Jewish/Christian. Sometimes the holidays overlap, sometimes they don't. We kind of make up new traditions every year depending on what the calendar looks like. this year we decided to do a 15 day advent which will include main gifts as well as stocking/sack type stuffers. I'm a little stumped, especially on the small stuff. Any ideas for a 40 something introvert beer and football enthusiast? His nerdom is mostly centered around Weird Al, Spike, and being contrarian in general. Thanks I love you!

 

 

 

I'm also wanting to get my bujo going again - mostly because I want to keep track of my biz, but the idea of drawing up trackers feels a bit too much atm. So that's it for now. Okay bai.



I'm making some assumptions about Mr. Red's sense of humor - based largely on my recent podcast binging - but he might enjoy John Grisham's Playing for Pizza. It's not at all Grisham-like, and I thoroughly enjoyed it even as a not-especially-avid football fan. But I have been told by much more committed football-watchy types that it is even better if you know more about the game.

 

I put my BuJo on hiatus for NaNovember, and I miss it. I'm not a big tracker drawer generally, and the ones I have drawn (student loan payoff - very important!) I am really lame about keeping up with, but I am a less functional human without my daily log. I've gone back to the random sticky note to-do lists everywhere. I am old enough to know better ...

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3 hours ago, raptron said:

Little alcohol bottles, haha:

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I totally pictured something weirder when you said "nips"

 

14 hours ago, RedStone said:

Glad someone caught that ;) :lol: I couldn't come up with a better reason, but it seemed good enough!

You can count on me for detail ADD!!

 

14 hours ago, RedStone said:

I did the things today :) Studying hapenned only like, 10 mins ago (almost bedtime) which was similar to how I started off last month... After a few days of meh focus, last minute work, it turned into something grand. And I played In the Cold Cold Night/TheWhite Stripes! Deceptively hard - the timing makes it super tough to sing! 

 

Heyo, doing the thing is still doing the thing!

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is calling them nips a regional thing?! need to google now

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1 hour ago, CourtnieMarie said:

is calling them nips a regional thing?! need to google now

1 hour ago, Grumble said:

according to wikipedia, northeastern us and scotland

Clearly my Scottish ancestry has failed me. My mind went a very, very different road
 

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No. I wasn't googling what I actually thought of. We have standards of propriety. Don't we?

 

 

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Clearly my Scottish ancestry has failed me. My mind went a very, very different road
 

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The potential for misunderstanding is definitely part of the appeal rather than calling them something like "minis" or whatever the heck the rest of the world calls them.

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The potential for misunderstanding is definitely part of the appeal rather than calling them something like "minis" or whatever the heck the rest of the world calls them.

 

I call them a warmup.

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Hi Redstone!! Following~

 

I recently started playing a game called Kingdoms and Castles, which is kind of like The Sims in a lot of ways, so I'm right there with you on the addicting video game/hunching over a computer issue. >.< 

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On 11/28/2018 at 4:50 PM, Starpuck said:

Here here, late, but here!

 

 

On 11/28/2018 at 5:38 PM, NeverThatBored said:

Hi Redstone!! Following~

 

I recently started playing a game called Kingdoms and Castles, which is kind of like The Sims in a lot of ways, so I'm right there with you on the addicting video game/hunching over a computer issue. >.< 

 

HIEEEEE <3 So Stardew multiplayer is now live... just an FYI

 

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So I got smacked with some sort of illness this past week. (Or maybe, more likely, I finally acknowledged something I've had.) It's very strange because I haven't felt any symptoms other than elevated heart rate and shortness of breath during what I would consider not-normally-intensive-work like going up stairs or moving plates around. This makes me think I've have some chest congestion for awhile now, but I'm also on the struggle bus for energy and recover, again. So I've been trying to prioritize sleep (against insomnia's wishes) and generally trying to take it somewhat easy. I'm a little jarred because several people that I work with were diagnosed with pneumonia, but other than fatigue and that shortness of breath I really do feel fine! No coughing, boogers, etc. SO I dunno. I'm taking some decongestant.

 

Good news is that Mr Red and I kind of realized how stressful the advent idea was making us and agreed to scale it down some, so that's one less thing to freak about! I'm also trying to be better about scheduling breaks throughout my day so I'm not completetly burnt out.

 

Studying continues, and remains the top champ of my dailies. Journalling has been hapenning but in general everything took a short dip with my energy/recovery the last few days. Doing a call with one of my ACE coaching mentors today and excited to run some ideas by him! It's almost time to test out -_- (I hate tests) but heyo. It must be done!

 

 

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11 hours ago, RedStone said:

HIEEEEE <3 So Stardew multiplayer is now live... just an FYI

 

 

I saw!! I haven't convinced anyone to play it with me yet though.

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