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Main goal "I want to feel the life and be present in every moment, so that no moment would be boring and there would be time for the really important things"

 

Mostly, when I do something, I worry over things I haven't done, or did wrong, or should do.

And it made me angry&irritated, not be really with my family or enjoy things, ruining the moment I was in.

And because of just screwing around doing all the other things than what should be doing (schoolwork & time with family) I don't get anything done.

What a waste.

- Whatever I am doing, I will give it my full attention. So no distractions, multitasking, worry of past or the future. I am hoping that feeling present fully will reveal the person that I am under all the useless mind-clutter. (Inspired by the NF article "How to become a productivity ninja" )

 

- Every day I will have a moment I do absolutely nothing. Just close my eyes, breathing slowly and deep from my diaphragm, letting my thoughts go. Also known as meditation. (Stumbled upon this in Leo Babauta's blog Zenhabits, "How to meditate daily" http://zenhabits.net/meditate/ )

 

Life goal: "I am not person who disrespects others by being late."

I wrote to a teacher an email where I once again had to explain why an assignment was late. And I had no acceptable reason or excuse for it. All I could say was "Sorry, I can't say anything else than I will do my best to correct my ways".

It felt bad, because I felt I was making her life a bit harder, and because I have a long time thought that returning agreed things late and not being in time at class shows -and is- disrespect for the teacher, classmates and anyone else. Teachers respect me by doing the work they do, and they are good people, so it's only fair to respect them back.

To make this happen I will aim to be early in every set meeting and deadline.

I will be 10-15 minutes early in class and other daily times, and more than one day early in any major deadlines.

In class this time I have to wait I will use however I feel like at the moment. Meditation, thinking, going through notes...  A 15 min block of completely free time is the carrot I need.

(These two tips were lifted from Art of Manliness article about punctuality http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/18/a-man-is-punctual-the-reasons-youre-late-and-how-to-always-be-on-time/ )

My motivation is this quote, although I do not know who said it:

"You can say sorry a million times, Say 'I love you' as much as you want, say whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you're not going to prove that the things you say are true, then don't say anything at all. Because if you can't show it, your words... don't mean a thing."

 

 

"There is beauty in hardship / There are poems in grief" -Assemblage 23, Damaged

| STR:2.25 | DEX:2.25 | STA:2 | CON:1.25 | CHA:3.25 | WIS:7 | A place I will collect my woots - if I remember

Challenges | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |  6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 15.115.2 |

Milythaels'  HOoRAY for which I am grateful | Today, right now, I am alive. And that is good.

It is amazing the power of those small gestures of love and kindness have on our lives. <3 - Liberator

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stiched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs, Magical thinking:True stories

"Pick up the pieces and keep going, one painfully slow step at a time." Hiraedd the twice-risen, hamadryad. 

"Spread love and understanding. Use force if necessary." - Leon Trotsky

"Let me think about the people I care about the most, and when they fail or disappoint me, I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself." zefrank1, An Invocation for Beginnings

"I don't feel guilty for wanting. That's like being mad because you have to breathe or pee. It just is." Someone in Reddit

"If you do strange things, strange things will happen!"

"That's it! Now go make something beautiful." -Jake Parker

 

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These are really good goals man, it's kinda funny cause that last quote is exactly what my dad has always told me whenever I said I was sorry for something.  You've probably already thought of this, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to mention, I've found that setting my watches and various clocks (even my car's clock) to be 10 minutes early has led to me being able to be early for my appointments, or at least on time! good luck!

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These are really good goals man, it's kinda funny cause that last quote is exactly what my dad has always told me whenever I said I was sorry for something.  You've probably already thought of this, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to mention, I've found that setting my watches and various clocks (even my car's clock) to be 10 minutes early has led to me being able to be early for my appointments, or at least on time! good luck!

 

Hadn't thought of that, but it'd affect others, as I live with my family. Maybe I could set them early at night? :)

 

Recap this far:

 

So the first week I had no school, couldn’t be late to anything

 

Second week I was late for 2 classes, but not much. Kinda a good reason does not count. But hey, only two times, before I was late several times per week. Mostly I’ve been there about 2-3 min before the lesson, so I must pay more attention to the buffer time. Hence I am going to say that if I am late to any lesson without a real reason, I buy everyone in the class a coffee 20x1€. If I am late after that, it is coffee and a bun for everyone 20x3€ -yikes, but I do not know what the 3rd thing would be...

 

In the first week I managed to do nothing on two days. Second week I have purely managed to do nothing 3 times, but irregular amounts. Changing the goal that at least 5 minutes/day, not necessarily at once. ‘Purely managed’ because I’ve found that putting on my headphones and just feeling the music does wonders too. Once I got so immersed in a song it felt like 10 min, even though it was only 4 min 18 sec, and I felt really refreshed after it. So that is the level of focus and the feeling I want from the meditation. Not gonna happen fast, but going to feel awesome if I can do that at will.

"There is beauty in hardship / There are poems in grief" -Assemblage 23, Damaged

| STR:2.25 | DEX:2.25 | STA:2 | CON:1.25 | CHA:3.25 | WIS:7 | A place I will collect my woots - if I remember

Challenges | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |  6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 15.115.2 |

Milythaels'  HOoRAY for which I am grateful | Today, right now, I am alive. And that is good.

It is amazing the power of those small gestures of love and kindness have on our lives. <3 - Liberator

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stiched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs, Magical thinking:True stories

"Pick up the pieces and keep going, one painfully slow step at a time." Hiraedd the twice-risen, hamadryad. 

"Spread love and understanding. Use force if necessary." - Leon Trotsky

"Let me think about the people I care about the most, and when they fail or disappoint me, I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself." zefrank1, An Invocation for Beginnings

"I don't feel guilty for wanting. That's like being mad because you have to breathe or pee. It just is." Someone in Reddit

"If you do strange things, strange things will happen!"

"That's it! Now go make something beautiful." -Jake Parker

 

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Yesterday was a first of 5 min long meditations this week, managed irregular amounts twice last week.

Having no instant results is boring, and thus I don't do it, but having yet another challenge of suck is

infinitely worse.

 

Last week, 3rd, missed one lesson almost completely, because I wasn't paying attention to

check when was what arranged. That was humiliating. Didn't log anything else though,

and I can't remember if I was late or not.

 

I was late only twice this week, out of seven classes, one was because I underestimated the

things I needed to do still -pack the bqackpack and such.

"There is beauty in hardship / There are poems in grief" -Assemblage 23, Damaged

| STR:2.25 | DEX:2.25 | STA:2 | CON:1.25 | CHA:3.25 | WIS:7 | A place I will collect my woots - if I remember

Challenges | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |  6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 15.115.2 |

Milythaels'  HOoRAY for which I am grateful | Today, right now, I am alive. And that is good.

It is amazing the power of those small gestures of love and kindness have on our lives. <3 - Liberator

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stiched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs, Magical thinking:True stories

"Pick up the pieces and keep going, one painfully slow step at a time." Hiraedd the twice-risen, hamadryad. 

"Spread love and understanding. Use force if necessary." - Leon Trotsky

"Let me think about the people I care about the most, and when they fail or disappoint me, I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself." zefrank1, An Invocation for Beginnings

"I don't feel guilty for wanting. That's like being mad because you have to breathe or pee. It just is." Someone in Reddit

"If you do strange things, strange things will happen!"

"That's it! Now go make something beautiful." -Jake Parker

 

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