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With any luck we will flog those dirty Reds tonight!!!

Yes indeed, without any help from the ref either. Some shocking decisions.

Soccer was good then walked from stadium to flinders st train station taking in all the white night lights. Heaving with people thought there would be deaths with all the pushing and non movement around the station... Pretty but I'm not good in crowds.

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Ok. Here 'tis! Thus demonstrating the motivational powers of NF, after booting up the computer told myself that I couldn't update til I'd put on loads of dishes and clothes to wash!! Sad, huh?

 

 

The conclusion of Chapter 5.1

- as rewritten by the Wild Colonial Grrl herself!

 

And a much more successful chapter it was. Why? Whilst not perfectly completed, it was realistic, sufficiently challenging to my mind set and behaviours, and a good start to the year. Feels like a platform to spring from!

 

 

Ãœber goal: Fit / healthy by 40

Now goal: cope with stuff

Overall a success in that I didn't freak out during the non routine period, I didn't kill any co-workers on return to work, and that I have recognised early the signs of not coping and started doing something about it. 

 

1 - no more zero days - Con 4
100% completion for full points. Why? No routine... Eeek! Gotta keep moving towards my goals every single day something. I have a link some where...

Full Points!! This was a really good ting to keep me moving over my break and thinking about the little steps that move me forward.

2 - stretch/yoga/ flexible bodyness - DEX 4 con 1
Everyday 100%... This will be the hardest one for me this challenge. I really need to work on flexibility for a number of reasons and it makes me feel good. I want it to be an everyday thing preferably in the morning... But it is going to take some time to bed this habit in. Very much a work in progress

Better than ever before success in this challenge, but still not right up there on the numbers and habit formation. It did, however, give me lots to think about on the 'when do I actually stretch?' question. I stretch after exercise. I do not like to cold stretch. I would have to come at this from the other direction to make it work as a daily thing and make a daily walk/jump rope/something the focus and stretch after. it is good to know this and I will have to test it in a future challenge this year. 

So, Dex 3 awarded. 

3 - mindfulness - WIS 3
I need to learn some things about my self and connect my body better to my mind. The disconnect is I suspect behind a lot of the less good choices I habitually make. I hope that this will help with coping mechanisms and maybe diet (I'm a bit of a Cookie Monster type gobbler). I am reading a book - the rough guide to mindfulness. It has downloadable or internetable audio to go with exercises. I intent to have read all the book and completed all the exercises before the end of this challenge (and be applying stuff with any luck).

This has been really good as a start but I didn't quite get the practice in hand. I want to spend more time on this in the future and in particular mindfulness of eating. For me this needs a structured approach to get it into a habit. Wis 2 awarded.

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Journal/meditate? CHA 3
I feel better when I write things down especially my anxiety related stuff. Hopefully it will help me through this time of little structure, re-establishing routine and icky changes. It helps so I should do it more... S I am including it in the challenge. At least twice or more per week for the win. Why charisma? Not wearing my shoulders around my ears definitely make me look better!
Got 10/12 for this one and was reminded of how good it felt to write the thoughts out of my head (and did not kill co-workers). Awarding 2.5 CHA

 

Am happy with that for a first challenge back after the mess that was the original Chapter 5. 11.5 stat points out of 15 is a mid range pass... and I'll remind myself once more that this is about learning and growing more than perfect scores.

 

Thanks for your support through this, especially the last couple of days :)

Chapter 6 Challenge goals are going up soon back in with the Monks... Stay tuned for a link. 

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You did fantastic considering what you're going through! Looking forward to your next challenge!!

 

Also sorry I haven't been posting much here. I've been reading it all but when it comes to advice and support I'm stumped when I'm struggling myself (blind leading the blind kind of thing). It's a really poor excuse, but anyways I just wanted to let you know that I've been cheering from the sidelines and will be around more next challenge. Because you're awesome! :D

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Thanks Hats. I can't imagine having to cope with what you've been through recently.

The new challenge is up and linked at Chapter 6 in my signature... Found some nice mediation apps and tried one out tonight and I'm going to do a Whole 30. Madness!

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