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Jericho: What gets measured...


Jericho

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Good Afternoon Fellow Assassins,

 

Welcome to yet another wonderful challenge. May I first apologize for my lateness in posting my challenge and also for my complete disappearance in the last challenge. I was sick for a large part of March and way super stressed the whole month so I just didn't do a challenge. There are other things but we'll get to that shortly. Anyway, the Respawn Assassin is back again because that's how a Respawn Assassin do but this time I won't be writing any stories. Do not fret, however, as my story will be written at some point just not this month. Anyways, onward to this challenge!

 

The Problem:

I am simultaneous super ambitious and super lazy. This frequently results in periods of high productivity and energy followed immediately by periods of nothing but sitting around and wallowing in my own self-pity. This needs to stop. Seriously. This is what happened in February and March. Furthermore, I need to stop doing Nerd Fitness Challenges in such a way that I either try to break myself or torture myself until I dislike doing these at all. Not good either.

 

The Solution:

My answer to this problem is to use this challenge to interject several habits into my life that I call "Too Easy To Fail." By that I mean that these habits are so easy that it would be harder for me to convince myself to not do them than to just do them. I've also chosen not to keep working on the story I was composing in my last challenge due to the fact that having to keep adding on to it put a greater deal of stress on me than I would have liked and led me to not updating my challenge as much. Though I plan on eventually continuing that story, I'm putting it off for now.

 

...Gets Managed

So this challenge is highly based on a quote that I really like which goes: "What Gets Measured, Gets Managed." This basically means that if you want to change or improve something, you should keep track of what needs to be changed. My goals for this challenge are all keeping track of various things that I want to change. These goals are:

1. Keep a Food Journal

           - Write down everything I eat and drink 

2. Record Stair / Elevator Usage

           - Keep a tally of when I use the elevator and when I use the stairs 

3. 5 Jumping Jacks every morning

           - Make a red X on a calendar everyday that I do them

4L. Record Study hours

           - Keep a tally of the number of hours spent studying each day

 

The important thing about each of these goals is that, with the exception of the jumping jacks, all I have to do is keep track of things. I don't have to eat healthy, I just have to keep track of what I eat. I don't have to always use the stairs, I just have to keep track of when I do or don't. Even the five jumping jacks is way too easy to not do. The thing is, however, keeping track of these things, as the quote suggests, will lead to their improvement. By keeping a food journal, I will be more likely eat healthy because I'm thinking about it more.

 

So yeah, this is my challenge. Super simple, super easy. So yeah, here we go.

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End of First Week Update

So my goals have proven fairly easy to keep track of and I've noticed that because I'm keeping track of what I eat and do, I am more likely to eat better and do more healthy things.

The only problem I have really faced is that I need to keep something with me at all times to record what I eat or do in that very moment or else I'll have to try and backtrack through my day, figuring out what I did. 

So other than that, my challenge is going well and I hope everyone else can say the same.

Ad Victoriam!

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