the 13th letter Posted December 23, 2013 Report Share Posted December 23, 2013 In which M, a.k.a. the 13th letter, puts the disappointments of the predecing challenge #3 (the â€œpastâ€) behind himself and strives to re-reach the state of sanity he experienced during the better days of challenges #1 and #2 (the â€œgolden daysâ€). Specifically, while the past went markedly different than the golden days, there is one striking difference between them: I actually had a semblance of a timetable. I was a student during the golden days, and just before the past, I transitioned to unemployed, obliterating whatever shards of a timetable I had left. And now, without any structure or rhythm to my days, every task turns into a "eh, maybe I'll do it nowâ€¦ or laterâ€¦ or tomorrow". We both know this doesn't truly work, like, ever. So, for this mini-challenge, I vow to adhere to a timetable, and through this timetable I hope to regain my rhythm, and through this rhythm I hope to regain my sanity. Specifically, here are the cornerstones of my timetable: Go to bed by 12am (midnight). I regularly stay awake beyond that, mostly for frivolous reasons.Be ready for the day by 11am. "Being ready" means showered, shaved, dressed and fed. And though I'm actually setting an alarm for 9am, I expect it to take a while for me to get used to not oversleeping anymore. I will award myself 1 point per full hour before 11am that I am ready.Stick to whatever tasks from â€œthe pastâ€ I plan to do today. I'm continuing the work, though at a lower frequency. And here are the rewards: If I successfully stick to my timetable for all 13 days (Dec 24th through Jan 5th), I shall mark my challenge #3 as successful.If I additionally collect 13 points from being ready early, then I'll treat myself, somehow. I haven't decided yet on what. Well then, now that everything's settled, there's only one thing left to do: Let's get dangerous! 2 Quote M (the 13th letter). Lvl 6 Elven Monk. Mathematics, computer science, martial arts and bodyweight strength training. Also, sometimes, fiction. Hello, world! Challenges: â€œConsistencyâ€ âŸ¶ â€œPreparationâ€ âŸ¶ â€œMultiplexingâ€ âŸ¶ â€œSanityâ€ âŸ¶ â€œEscapeâ€ âŸ¶ â€œLockdownâ€ âŸ¶ â€œProbationâ€ âŸ¶ â€œDetentionâ€ âŸ¶ â€œFoundationâ€(Ã—3) âŸ¶ â€œAll In!â€ âŸ¶ â€œHappy Hourâ€ Link to comment
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