Chesire Posted February 12, 2022 Report Share Posted February 12, 2022 These two delight in a lack of progress, in maintaining the mental status quo, and possibly backsliding if they can make it work. They've decided to combine efforts and come for me just when I want to advance some skills and when I need to focus on continuing education. The Distraxolotl- It is a cute little critter who whispers to unwary people that 'all the things' deserve attention, and that 'you can finish later' but 'later' is filled with another thing. He offers 'false' progress through acquiring lots of new skills without actually advancing in any current skills. He's come for me just as I've finished two major goals and am drawn in several directions by a few things I've had in the back of my mind. The Ignoraminx- A wily animal that sneaks around the edges of thought. It gently sings the alluring suggestion that learning is hard work and unnecessary. It values idling in what you already know and convincing its victim that education efforts are pointless. Maybe just give up that thing that requires education? That sounds easier. Thankfully I recognized its song in time. And it may have backfired! Its mindless melody reminded me that I have an impending deadline for continuing education. We've met the insidious creatures, on to the plan for battling them. I have a shiny new point system that I've outlined in my battle log. This is my first attempt applying it. Here we go! -to fight the Distraxolotl I need to pick and focus on specific tasks that will either use (up) supplies I have, advance current skills, or learn new but related skills. 3 pts per day/ 4 days per week = 12 pts wkly The battle plan is: 🦎 finish the crazy yarn project for Lyn finish the dragonwing shawl I've drooled over for years and finally started either start learning Tunisian crochet to continue my on-going goal to convince knitters that crochet isn't just granny squares, or pick my next knit skill to learn and a project to go with it. But! only if I'm having success against the Ignoraminx. -elude the Ignoraminx by making progress on the massage CEUs I need by the end of April (this can take two challenges to actually complete if needed) and return to the studying I need to do for my job (to meet other personal goals) 2 pts per day/ 4 days per week = 8 pts wkly The battle plan is: 🦨 make significant headway on massage ceus. subtasks are: look up exact hour needs and dates for AMTA and state license double check what I've already done return to learning difference in sewing machines by: returning to cbt work using machines at work to do the learning tasks from each ^cbt^ -ongoing lesser goal for the challenge are 1 pt per day/ 4 days per week = 4 pts wkly each strength training - finish current DB program then return to my own pull up focuses plan, if the weather allows me to play outside yet. 4 pts wkly 🏋️♀️ pick a household task daily. Any sort of task; cleaning, meal planning, making it more homey (ie painting etc), whatever is needful 4 pts wkly 🏚️🏠🏡🏘️ (hey look! different levels of houses!) Points basic breakdown total 28 pts/ week. 140 per challenge bonus point is 1 pt per extra day of any above. 4 1 Quote daily dare 38 37 36 35 34 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 #8 #7 #6 #5 #4 #3 #2 #1 Link to comment
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