Gaming_Jeweler Posted July 21, 2015 Report Share Posted July 21, 2015 Mind over matter. I heard that a lot as a kid. Recently, I have begun to see the importance of mind over matter. You can overcome any obstacle when you set your mind to it. And let's face it, I have a lot of obstacles to overcome. I've already started making improvements to my life that will help me become a healthier person. Make as many changes as I want, without a healthy mindset I will undo any physical progress I have made. I completed my first challenge with flying colors. I did so much better than I expected. But the whole time I was thinking about what I could have added to my challenge and how I wasn't doing enough. I eventually was able to start pushing that mindset to the back burner as I started making progress. It would still crop up and make me feel like I wasn't good enough and I should just give up. But I refused to listen and finished strong.Now it's time to take those thoughts and unhealthy mindset off the back burner and tackle it head first. The best way to defeat this mindset is to train myself to think positive. I'm going to start meditating, and I've broken my meditation into two parts: reading and coloring. I can't do the whole "empty your mind" thing, but I can focus on my breathing when I color. It's weird but it works for me. My mindset is going to be the primary focus this time around, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to neglect everything I worked on last time. I'm continuing to improve my diet by continuing to Paleo and keeping a food journal. During my last 6-week challenge, I developed a need to eat chocolate. I'm guessing that's due to all of the sugar that was cut out of my diet from carbs. I bought a lot of chocolate (enough to last a few weeks) and plan on gradually weaning myself off sugar. I'm also going to continue doing yoga, but this time I'm working out 2-3 times a week. Update: Facebook has became a major source of stress for me. I need to spend less time on Facebook and more time on Twitter. I'm going to stay off of Facebook except for once a week. I will not touch FB except for one day of the week. (The messenger app does not count. The only time I check it is when I have a message or want to send someone a message and can't find my phone.) This is going to be difficult since I check FB daily, multiple times a day. The goal is to spend 6 days a week on Twitter and 1 day a week on Facebook. Mind: Daily meditative readingDaily color meditationDaily readingWeekly share: share one positive quote, verse, poem, or thought each week.Vlog at least 3x a week (to keep a visual track of my progress)Check Facebook 1x a week. This gives me enough time to check my notifications and see what's going on. Check Twitter 6x a week. This includes posting on Twitter. Matter: Do yoga 2x a weekDo handstand helpers 1x a weekEat Paleo 3x a weekEat less chocolateKeep a food journal/log Life Quest 1:I want to make my own yoga mat rug/towel. I plan on crocheting it out of cotton yarn. During this challenge, I must complete making the first 53 circles. Life Quest 2:Alright, this is something I've wanted to do for years but always allowed everyone to talk me out of it. I want to get into longboarding. I don't want to do any fancy tricks. I just want to ride on a board and feel the wind blowing through my hair. I can ride a bike but I don't seem to like it as much as the idea of skateboarding. I own a Ripstick, but I'm not balanced enough to keep it moving long enough to enjoy it. I liked it, but I think a traditional board will work better for me. I'm currently too heavy for my Ripstick and the only board that can handle my weight is a bamboo longboard. The current goal is to get all equipment that I need. Equipment needed: helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a longboard. Equipment owned: 3 Quote Level 6 Druid My Journey: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Battle Log Photo Album Character Twitter Carry the sun inside you, and reach out for the dreams that guide you. You have everything you need to take you where you want to go. -Douglas Pagels Link to comment
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