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HI! It is you, wonderful human, perusing through my first challenge after a guhzillion years of not being here.... Well, well, well, welcome to you then! I am Hani and I am going to....as Carly Rae Jepsen puts it. REALLY LIKE ME (There were 7 reallys in that song and i honestly cannot be bothered to add them. I am lazy :P)

Anyways! where was I? Ah yes, lazyyyyy~

 

Well, extending the lazy part, I am...a very lazy person. I definitely lack the ability to follow up with repeated tasks, be it habits, rituals etc; anything that requires consistency, I suck at it. Whether, it is my perfectionist nature or something else, I just know that there is something in my brain that just doesn't like cyclical actions or repetition, so naturally, me thought to abandon this site forever and continue being as I am because, what's the point, right? Wrong! I felt stuck in a loop with no solutions and exits points. I wasn't going anywhere it turns out and I felt like in order to get better, I needed support and accountability of people who get me, am I right?!

 

Everything aside, the first thing I want to do before I begin my journey here is, give a huge shout out to this perfectionist procrastination of mine. I failed to hold into account this aspect of myself which led to me starting a challenge with the full expectations of following it up daily but down the road abandoning it just as quick due to lack of energy and enthusiasm. 

 

No more though. I want to do something. I want to say that I did something instead of everything so I want to say this to myself

 

Dear me, you are not perfect, first of all, but you have what it takes to be better, so, please – be easy on you this time. Start as a youngin, a padawan, a fledgling hobbit, a younger time lady.

 

Therefore, this time around my challenges will be the most basic.....BASICEST TASKS THAT I WANT MY PERSON TO PERFORM THEN WITH EACH NEW CHALLENGE I AM GOING TO PUT MORE TASKS/MAKE THEM MORE INTRICATE. 

 

*(in tiny hand writing) subject to change (you can't see this)

 

Theme: Body

Task-1 Movement of any kind daily as long as you sweat (SKIP ROPE? AWESOME! WALK? OH LOOK AT YOU GO, QUEEN! BODY WEIGHT EXERCISE? THATS FANTASTIC! GYM? You just won THE WORLD!) *darebee is included in the shenanigans as intended by the God of Nerds*

 

Task 2: Skin care routine. Even spritzing rose water works, my dude but if you do the whole thing....oh god, you win my soul, girl (yes, I am talking to myself. My own hype queen) 

 

Task 3: Pushups, squats etc. Your morning wake up exercise routine. It's not huge, just a few to get your blood pumping and make them muscles plus you need to GET BETTER AT PUSHUPS MAYHAPS? Good luck okay, you gotta wake up and do ze movements.

 

TASK 4: WAAAAAAATERRRRRRR!!! DRINK FROM YOUR WATER BOTTLE A LOTTTTT. IT IS NECESSARY IN THIS HEAT

 

Theme 2: Mind

Task: Meditate

Task: Listen to the QQur'a, pray all five prayers 😳

Task: Taichi 

Task: Journal

Task: Just lie down and breathe.  BREATHE.

(Do any of these or all of the above. Just try)

 

Theme 3: Nutrition

Task: Portion control

Task: Eat well if you can't follow a strict diet

Task: Intermittent fasting (16:8)

Task: Record on myfitnesspal.

 

Theme 3: Skills

Task: Learn Spanish (Pimsleur, Duolingo but lingq, Busuu and YouTube are good sources to further your language journey

 

Task: Podcasts! Listening and grammar. The know how's of the language


Task: Art practice. You don't have to do it for long and give it everyday. Whatever you give, give it your best because your art skills will get better if you practice consistently)

 

Task: Ted discussions actually help further your understanding of the world around and how you yourself function so one ted talk everyday would be great. 

 

(sub-note:DON'T FORGET TO RECORD THESE ON YOUR HABITICA APP)

 

Task: Study what you see in the hospital/college everyday. Brush up on your medicine and surgery knowledge.

 

Goals: To look or at least feel like the physical forms of Wonder Woman and Lara Croft combined. It do be a huge dream (Atleast Yasmin Khan or Yaz from Doctor Who)

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I like the plan to make it simple! With your theme and tasks, are you trying to do all of them or just add in later once you develop a habit?

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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

I like the plan to make it simple! With your theme and tasks, are you trying to do all of them or just add in later once you develop a habit?

That's actually a great question and i would love some recommendations on how to do the latter. My thought is to do as many things as I can and not feel guilty for the things I haven't done. Kind of like a game where you have many traits to upgrade and many points so you put them in as many traits whilst collecting more points to either put in the rest or upgrade the previously upgraded ones🤔🤔

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8 hours ago, Carly Rae Jepsens Warlock said:

pray all five prayers 😳

No guilty face or I am shamed too! Hard things are hard, and life is a journey.

 

1 hour ago, Carly Rae Jepsens Warlock said:

My thought is to do as many things as I can and not feel guilty for the things I haven't done.

This is not a bad idea at all for a first challenge after a long while, if you're not dead set on your direction yet and you can not feel guilty for not doing All The Things. Throw a bunch of things out there and see what's you're drawn to right now. Make that into a habit. Introduce more things later. Sounds like a plan to me.

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1 hour ago, Carly Rae Jepsens Warlock said:

Kind of like a game where you have many traits to upgrade and many points so you put them in as many traits whilst collecting more points to either put in the rest or upgrade the previously upgraded ones🤔

If you decide to do it with points, maybe just get points for whatever trait you choose?  That way you don't get guilt for not choosing something. 

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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4 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

No guilty face or I am shamed too! Hard things are hard, and life is a journey.

 

This is not a bad idea at all for a first challenge after a long while, if you're not dead set on your direction yet and you can not feel guilty for not doing All The Things. Throw a bunch of things out there and see what's you're drawn to right now. Make that into a habit. Introduce more things later. Sounds like a plan to me.

😳😳 That's actually not a bad idea. Focus on things and then make them a habit. Also, if you are learning a skill at home, say, kick-boxing or taichi, will it count as something I am learning? Or do I have to train under an instructor/be at a gym for it to be considered as official (it's for tags because I am learning the skills in question at home)

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Day 1: mental afffff! Work was busy and difficult and I was all over the place but, good news! I followed through my 16 period fasting window!!!! I just had tea with milk and went with on with my day :D Walked a bit after I reached my work place, I had to enjoy the cloudy weather and wind despite THE WORST HUMIDITY IVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN NY GOSH DARK EXISTENCE. FELT LIKE I WAS MELTING

 

((Updates will be provided as day goes by))

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The extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are--Lara Croft.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

If you decide to do it with points, maybe just get points for whatever trait you choose?  That way you don't get guilt for not choosing something. 

I am definitely going to write this down into my journal. I will only follow the habits I put points into until they are fixated inside my brain

Class and Profession: Rangers/Druid
Background: 27 year old Nerdling. Idk what to write anymore so imagine that this is a cool intro

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The extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are--Lara Croft.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Carly Rae Jepsens Warlock said:

(it's for tags because I am learning the skills in question at home)

Like tags-on-the-forum-threads tags? Those are just meant to signal what sort of things you are doing in your challenge so that people doing similar things can find each other easily. There are no rules to qualify you to use them.

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10 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

Like tags-on-the-forum-threads tags? Those are just meant to signal what sort of things you are doing in your challenge so that people doing similar things can find each other easily. There are no rules to qualify you to use them.

Oh wow. I thought you had tohave an expert or be one to use those tags. But, good to know!

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17 hours ago, Carly Rae Jepsens Warlock said:

Day 1: mental afffff! Work was busy and difficult and I was all over the place but, good news! I followed through my 16 period fasting window!!!! I just had tea with milk and went with on with my day :D Walked a bit after I reached my work place, I had to enjoy the cloudy weather and wind despite THE WORST HUMIDITY IVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN NY GOSH DARK EXISTENCE. FELT LIKE I WAS MELTING

 

((Updates will be provided as day goes by))

Okay, so, good news: I ended my day on a caloric deficit despite snacking on Lays and having dinner WHICH IS SUCH A PROUD MOMENT FOR ME!

Did breathing exercises before I dozed off to sleep (accidentally) My mental health wasn't doing so well at that time because I was consoling a friend going through a tough period of her life. I love to help people but it takes a huge toll on my brain 🥺😞

I unfortunately missed a few stuff but that's okay! I am proud of the things that I did yesterday! Even told myself to read for a few minutes without being strict with myself that I have to read 10 pages or something! It was brilliant

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30 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

Woohoo for all the wins!

Thank you! I definitely followed your advice and put in my points to the easier tasks and didn't feel guilty for not putting them in others

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Day 2!

I am definitely very thrilled to declare that I went to the gym despite my whole body saying no to it! Upper body day yesterday was a huge success and, well, I am in pain because I had to quickly run to my clinic!

I did most of the things I set my mind on except tai-chi which is still alluding me. I wonder if it's the steps between the video and the lessons that's making it harder for me. Instead, I did some breathing exercises which honestly helped a lot plus I HAD A RELATIVELY GOOD DAY FOOD WISE TOO!!

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The extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are--Lara Croft.

 

 

 

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Day 3:

Hi! I am on night duty today at the hospital which means a lot of food and drinks. That's right! From ice-cream to halwa poori (more chickpea and pickle curry with fried fritters) to KFC spicy rice .

Of course I love to share with my colleagues but honestly a lot of movement and running compensates the huge intake :P

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I don't know what day I am on anymore but I am going to say day 4.

Anywho, I've been feeling really low since sunday because of a fight I had with my senior (she cried infront of me) We did fix our problems at the end but, I felt the ripples of that heated conversation the day after. I had never felt this sad and depressed in my life, even missed my dnd session on that day (and I love that game so much despite one of the players being a talker) but I still walked, ate at a caloric deficit (I suck at measuring my serving and overall serving size, tbh) but eh and worked out my lower body at home! Not going to lie, I liked being at home for two days (unable to get to work and the hospital) and honestly I will miss relaxing all day

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Combining Day 5 and day 6:

 

Food tracking really has helped me with controlling my snacking and unhealthy habits which is like??? Fantastic, honestly! I've been keeping a check on my portions more and listening to my hunger and when I am full.

 

Meditation, when I do it, is such a good practice! It really does help calm myself despite me being so untrusting of it.

Haven't been able to go to the gym due to, well, not having transport so I worked out my lower body at home instead which definitely broke my legs. Today, I was supposed to go to the gym but frankly, after all the standing around (for a good 3 hours) in the heat, I wanted to rest because I knew my body wouldn't enjoy being thrusted into heavy lifting after such an exhausting period. I'll absolutely workout today (upper body day) 

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