Big Adam Posted June 8, 2015 Report Share Posted June 8, 2015 Hey Monks and Monk-ettes! (and any non-monk fellow rebels who grace us with their presence). I took off on my own last challenge but Iâ€™m back for some of that motivation and encouragement that only Nerd Fitness can give! During my last challenge, I learned that I tend to run into a lot of trouble when I focus on on NOT doing things - when I set hard limits on the amount of food I eat or tell myself that I will not eat this certain food. I do much better when I focus on adding healthy things rather than subtracting unhealthy things. When Iâ€™m doing the things that keep me healthy and happy, avoiding the harmful things seems to come easier So with that in mind, onto the challenge! Challenge Objective: Master my habits and remove the destructive ones. Goal #1) Relax the right way. My relationship with leisure time is not good. I tend to overdo it. Watching a half hour show tends to lead to watching a few hours of TV while absently snacking on whatever food I have lying around and making myself sick-full. This is a pretty destructive habit. I want to develop some healthy habits around my leisure time so my relaxing actually re-energizes me instead of making me feel like a lump.Eat all food while reading or doing nothing. Not in front of a screen or listening to an audiobook. Goal #2) Dealing with Emotions. As mentioned above, I tend to abuse leisure activities. I often use food, TV, and games to deal with boredom, stress, anxiety, etc. I want to learn to deal with unpleasant feelings in a healthy way.Keep an Emotional Coping Journal for 6-weeks. Track unpleasant feelings, what caused them, how I dealt with them. Try to deal with them in alternative ways (like meditation, exercise, going for a walk) as challenge progresses.Journal can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LAydFBrXL3UBTyLi2MeTyo2EfCwsPhMBnaABYLKwzaA/edit?usp=sharing Goal #3) Energy Conservation. To ensure that I have enough energy and willpower to pursue my goals, Iâ€™ll go to bed by 10:30 on weekdays, 11:00 on weekends with 8 minutes of meditation right before bed. There will be nights where social events may keep me up later, but outside of these exceptions, Iâ€™ll get to bed on time. On nights where social events keep me up, Iâ€™ll go right to bed afterward.Side Quest) Find a New Job. Iâ€™ve been feeling â€œmehâ€ about my current job for months now. Not really learning anything new or progressing. I think itâ€™s time to start on a new venture. Quote Sky Pirate Monk 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 NF Character Battle Log Impossible is just a word people use to make themselves feel better when they quit - Vyse the Blue Rogue Link to comment
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