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Week 0 Day 4

 

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I'm taking my zero week rest seriously, partly cuz I need to bank that rest and reduce my 20-hour deficit. Other things to set up the challenge:

 

Task list

  • Scrub the desired water bottle
  • Take challenge start measurements
  • Buy the combat boots
  • Return the shoes
  • Send the card
  • Find a good walking bag
  • Pick a Darebee workout as backup for walking, just in case
   Mon  Tues  Wed  Thurs   Fri        Sat  

  Sun 

Water intake       1 -2 -2 -2
AM sinus rinse       💧      
AM nasal moisturizer              
PM sinus rinse              
PM nasal moisturizer            

 

 

 

God, self-care is so boring. It's just cruel how many necessary things are boring.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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51 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

God, self-care is so boring. It's just cruel how many necessary things are boring.

Thats why I like Habitica for these things. My dailies are boring but I think “ we’re gonna get a pet monkey faster if I do the thing”

 

focus on the monkey! or whatever you want the next thing to be after monkey. Monkey What GIF by namslam

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Here for all things: Swamp Thing

 

I loved the comic, the older 90's cartoon and the fact its the last movie listed on the New DCEU list. I hope it leans more towards the horror aspects of the character. Also, Swamp Thing was featured in one of my all time favorite comic book runs ever with Animal Man (written by Jeff Lamire). Also...you need this shirt:

 

Greg Capullo Swamp Thing Charcoal Tee

https://heroesvillains.com/products/dc-comics-swamp-thing-close-up-charcoal-tee

 

Also, I hope the calf heals up nice and quick!

 

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I did that thing where I put all the effort into good self-care, and was punished with two hours of sleep. Where is the fairness, I ask you.

 

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This is probably a lesson in Buddhist non-attachment. Do not get attached to the results of your actions, they are not promised to you. All you possess are your own actions. Stupid graphic novel-appropriate life lessons.

 

Anyway, today has really dragged as a result. This won't help my deficit much, but it won't hurt it much, either, because it's replacing a three-hour night, so I'm only an hour down.

 

I'm trying to remember that I probably do not actually have insurmountable interpersonal problems this week, I have a twenty-hour sleep deficit. Nor am I probably actually hopeless about my challenge, I just have a twenty-hour sleep deficit.

 

Probably I need a nap.

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8 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

I did that thing where I put all the effort into good self-care, and was punished with two hours of sleep. Where is the fairness, I ask you.

 

sleepwalker-never-sleep.jpg

 

This is probably a lesson in Buddhist non-attachment. Do not get attached to the results of your actions, they are not promised to you. All you possess are your own actions. Stupid graphic novel-appropriate life lessons.

 

Anyway, today has really dragged as a result. This won't help my deficit much, but it won't hurt it much, either, because it's replacing a three-hour night, so I'm only an hour down.

 

I'm trying to remember that I probably do not actually have insurmountable interpersonal problems this week, I have a twenty-hour sleep deficit. Nor am I probably actually hopeless about my challenge, I just have a twenty-hour sleep deficit.

 

Probably I need a nap.

Naps are good. And in your case, a two hours of sleep IS self care rather than punishment.

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28 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Naps are good. And in your case, a two hours of sleep IS self care rather than punishment.

 

Seven or eight hours was what I needed. Two hours of sleep a night is definitely punishing. And I felt every minute.

 

Tom And Jerry Pain GIF by Boomerang Official

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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15 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Seven or eight hours was what I needed. Two hours of sleep a night is definitely punishing. And I felt every minute.

 

Tom And Jerry Pain GIF by Boomerang Official

my apologies, I mistakenly assumed this was extra sleep and not all you got in a night. Sorry, that stinks.

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Week 0 Day 7

 

 

Sleep is trending the right way. I will be under a 15 hour deficit by midnight.

 

I'm gonna allow one concession to week one, due to the fact that my sleep is ultra messy, my evening routine is not under control, and this is a time consuming new habit: week one will allow 20 minute sessions, for a total of an hour. That should help with the psychological resistance if I get a late start, but it's not a token placeholder, either.

 

Task list for today/tomorrow

  • Prep alarms and reminders for tomorrow
  • Prep water bottle, clothes, and shoes for tomorrow
  • Swap my journals
  • Take challenge start measurements
  • Brainstorm the "5 minutes on every project" hour

Over the challenge:

  • Buy the combat boots
  • Return the shoes
  • Send the card
  • Find a good walking bag
  • Make my workspace more inviting
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13 minutes ago, Mistr said:

Boots engender a lot more respect than plain shoes.

 

Good to know. I prefer slightly more androgynous shoes, and my feet are a bit tricky to fit in women's shoes anyway, so a good unisex boot is probably my best friend.

 

I like those a lot. Maybe I'll go a bit more motorcycle on my boots...

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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1 hour ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Good to know. I prefer slightly more androgynous shoes, and my feet are a bit tricky to fit in women's shoes anyway, so a good unisex boot is probably my best friend.

 

I like those a lot. Maybe I'll go a bit more motorcycle on my boots...

Don't forget the hobnails.

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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Don't forget the hobnails.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

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Actual Buddhist meditation doesn't have a lot of visualization, unlike pop culture and new age meditation (most of which is relaxation sessions, and not closely related to meditation). So this one from Plum Village was a little surprising.

 

It seems to be using mostly traditional visual metaphor to focus on nurturing particular inner qualities, in a way that seems a lot like metta meditation tilted to a slightly different purpose. (Metta is the one main exception I can think of to the lack of visualization. It uses certain imagery to create and explore a specific set of emotions, and this seems very close, but it's not loving-kindness.)

 

Meditation is certainly part of some gritty eco-cyberpunk future, and I'm not sure there's a better choice than this one for a challenge with Swamp Thing. If there's ever a time to realize that you're the flower and the water and outer space, this is probably it.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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4 hours ago, Mistr said:

I have engineer boots too, I just don't wear those to work. B)

 

What is an engineer boot? I may need these boots.

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

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9 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

If there's ever a time to realize that you're the flower and the water and outer space, this is probably it.

 

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This seems like awesome imagery for a casting of Barkskin or the experience of a dryad. Love it! 😃

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Week 1 Day 1

 

A mellow swamp thing in Japan, chilling to some jazz. Hey, I tried.

 

Morning routine: done

Habit repetitions: 1/35

Hydration check: 1 liter (of 3-4)

 

I went with the full half hours, cuz it was easier, but with sloppy turnarounds, which is inevitable. (ADHD brains always count on magical immediate task switching, when reality has things like  switching locations and putting away things.)

 

Calf report: It doesn't hurt, but it is stiff and a bit brittle. So it's better, but not wholly better. It's handling indoors walking a lot better than outdoors walking, where it tires very quickly. I felt it soon after heading out, and getting back was a push. (My theory is there's a difference in the resistance component when you're actually pushing the surface of the earth away from you. And no wonder; moving the planet would tire anyone.) So the walking time isn't a big problem, I believe, but I may switch to indoors for another week or two. Not the full spectrum of benefits, maybe, but the correct rehab step.

 

I am hongry. Food should make itself. And be less far away.

 

My sleep deficit is 14 hours, which is a big improvement. Last night I did everything right and it was a struggle, but I came out with a nearly reasonable amount, and enough to break even, so I won't lose ground. If there was anything that slipped yesterday, it was hydration, so I'm gonna track that, even though it isn't part of my challenge.

 

Hoo boy, I can feel that calf muscle now. Doesn't hurt, but it does feel like it's just flaking out, like it's randomly losing strength. Yeah, stick to home workouts for a bit. The good news is, it doesn't seem to have slowed me down; I got the steps I planned to get.

 

 

Task list for today/tomorrow

  • Swap my journals
  • Take challenge start measurements
  • Brainstorm the "5 minutes on every project" hour

Over the challenge:

  • Buy the combat boots
  • Return the shoes
  • Send the card
  • Find a good walking bag
  • Make my workspace more inviting
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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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My rule for this morning routine is that doing it means I can be attentive to rest needs later in the day, on the grounds that it overall productivity will rise, albeit maybe not right away. That does seem to be the case, and it is time for a lunchtime rest. My brain has worked hard and needs to store information, my body is healing, and I'm working on a sleep deficit. I am full of nutrients and tiredness, so it is time to recharge.

 

Then I will do an afternoon push on some hard stuff, clean, do some weekly scheduling, and call it a night.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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Week 1 Day 2

 

 

 

What actually throws me is the cartoon John Constantine.

 

Morning routine: done

Habit repetitions: 2/35

Hydration check: 2.5 liter (of 3-4)

 

HATE EVERYTHING. DULLSVILLE AND ALSO ANNOYING. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

 

Hey, it looks like I'm also a cartoon John Constantine...

 

Task list for today/tomorrow

  • Swap my journals
  • Take challenge start measurements
  • Brainstorm the "5 minutes on every project" hour

Over the challenge:

  • Buy the combat boots
  • Return the shoes
  • Send the card
  • Find a good walking bag
  • Check the place for a good walking bag
  • Make my workspace more inviting
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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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25 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

HATE EVERYTHING. DULLSVILLE AND ALSO ANNOYING. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

😰

25 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

Hey, it looks like I'm also a cartoon John Constantine...

😅

 

I believe in you! 😃

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My sleep tracker missed almost half my sleep last night, so instead of clearing a other 2-3 hours of sleep deficit, I'm going to not quite break even. And I only have the stupid glow of moral superiority for comfort. I WANT PRIZES.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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