RisenPhoenix Posted December 9, 2014 Report Share Posted December 9, 2014 What, a GL telling people to not do their challenge? What is this Madness?! Hear me out. I've been reading a lot of threads recently which are talking about how burnt out they feel. Or maybe an injury is holding them back. Or life is pushing them down a bunch because it's a jerk that does that. So here's the deal. I love challenges. They push us, they give us direction (which has been shown to help human happiness), and can help us test our limits. Sometimes, though, we just need to survive. So the challenge this week is to listen to the slightly-more reasonable voice in your head. Burnt out because your challenge has 47 things and work is stressing you out? Cull that list down to the essentials and keep moving. Feeling like humanity is a horrible group of people out to get you? Let us know - we love you all and want to help you vent! Injured and can't feel motivated to go do your normal routine? Try to find an alternate to keep yourself moving (he says to himself)! This is not a "You can slack off" Challenge. This is an "Embrace that life happens and we are here for you" Challenge. A "Speak what's your issue and find a way to over come it" Challenge. Challenges are great, but if they break you because you use up all your energy, you are less likely to want to continue. We have 2 weeks left, and another 2 until the end of the year. Keep yourself going, fall back on the GOOD habits you've made. Even if you don't make new ones, keeping steady is better than a burn out and a back slide, any day! So tell me what's ailing you. Tell me what you need help with over coming. This isn't an opportunity to slack off, but to help you refocus on what YOUR essentials are, especially after you've done so well through this challenge! 5 Quote RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash "The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School Link to comment
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