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As much as I like the grumpy wizard, I sometimes try to be less like him. At least when it's about being pessimistic. But other traits are quite handy.

 

Goals:

 

Rincewind needs to be a wizzard with lots of wisdom:

Studying for an hour a day 5 times a week

 

Rincewind needs to keep moving and outrun a horse:

Getting in some exercise three days a week (Ranges from extended walks to workout sessions)

 

 

Drawing once a week

 

Sidequest (being less like Rincewind):

Continue to meditate to be less anxious and pessimistic

Update my to-do-list every other day to have a better plan

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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22 minutes ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

Doing something straight forward. More or less the same I've been doing before.

 

Goals:

Studying for an hour a day

Getting in some exercise five days a week (Ranges from extended walks to workout sessions)

Drawing once a week

 

Sidequest:

Continue to meditate

Update my to-do-list every other day for timemanagement

 

What kind of drawing are you getting up to? :D 

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I only drew three times. That reminds me, that I really should take pictures of the last pieces and post them at the accountabillity group. In Oktober I was drawing just for fun. This month I really have to finish my stuff for university. That means I have to continue with my abstract acrylic paintings although that's really not my style. But my university teacher likes them better. :/

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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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7 hours ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

I only drew three times. That reminds me, that I really should take pictures of the last pieces and post them at the accountabillity group. In Oktober I was drawing just for fun. This month I really have to finish my stuff for university. That means I have to continue with my abstract acrylic paintings although that's really not my style. But my university teacher likes them better. :/

 

Oh! Are you studying art? What is the thread? Always love to see people's work :) 

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16 hours ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

Oh! Are you studying art? What is the thread? Always love to see people's work :) 

We had an accountabillity group for Oktober so I'll start a new one next week for November. This time I plan to add some artsy topics, too, so there will hopefully be more activity.

level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Week zero, Day 1

 

Studied for more then three hours and during this time I wrote almost 2000 words. I'm very pleased with this progress. I have a deadline in three weeks, so I'll try to keep this momentum. Although I doubt I'll get more then 500 words the other days. And the will also be days, when I'll only be editing images for the portfolio.

 

No exercise yet. I'm still feeling the cold and I was really busy yesterday. Went grocery shopping, cooked for my friends a very big batch of soup, had a role play session and studied a lot. But that's no real excuse. I'll try to at least do a 20 minute workout on these busy days from now on.

 

No real drawing yet. But I scribbled during role play. Which reminds me, that I should update my tumblr with some role play scribbles and sketches. Made a date with a fellow student to draw and paint together on Wednesday.

 

Meditated for 8 minutes in the morning.

 

Updated my to-do-list.

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Looks like I had a strong start. And today I'm going to attend Tai Chi again. I hope she will be happy I didn't drop out of university after all. Last time I was so angered because of a bad day at university, that I didn't finish the session and stormed off cursing. Not my best moment. 

 

 

 

 

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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week zero, day 2

 

Studied for three hours again and wrote 600 words and added 24 images. Jay!

 

Went to a three hour Tai Chi session. And walked home.

 

Didn't draw yet, but got a good idea, I want to at least make a sketch for.

 

Meditated 8 minutes in the morning and tried another around noon. But I fell asleep during the body scan. Tried again before going to bed and fell asleep. At least I was well rested afterwards.

 

Updated my to-do-list.

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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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On 25. Oktober 2016 at 11:02 PM, Kishi said:

Sweet! Sounds like a good couple of days!

Nothing motivates you more to study hard, than a tough deadline and a teacher that has your back. I have to show my progress next week, so there is no way around. And I can't write at the weekend, if I don't want to get up really early. My bf is having friends over this weekend and they'll stay from Friday evening until Tuesday. So I have to work in advance or no extended Halloween party for me. It helps that I'm doing my writing at university. This way I can't do house chores instead.

 

Plan for today

  • Two hours writing
  • meditate after my first class
  • draw a sketch of the fungus we encounter during role play
  • drawing in my sketchbook
  • getting back into capoeira
  • train for English
  • 5 Tibetans
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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Sounds like a great day!!! (especially the drawing part, hope we get to see! ;)) Here's a a puppy on a flying rug for no reason. 

 

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Week 1 : SMART Challenges

 

 

  • Are your goals able to measured and tracked?

    I'm counting the times I'm getting stuff done. And I also note down progress daily.

     
  • How will you track them over the course of the challenge?

    Note it down in my thread.

     
  • How are you grading your goals? Is there a reward for effort?

    No reward planned yet. I'm grading by percentage. 100% = A; 10 stat points

    80% = B; 8 stat points

    60% = C; 6 stat points

    50% or less = fail; no points

     
  • Are you trying to build multiple habits or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

    I'm a druid monk hybrid. I'm working towards a better state of mind and getting fit.

     
  • Do you have the time to complete all the goals you've set?

    Yes, but I'm getting a little exhausted. Perhaps I need to adjust.

     
  • Do you have a plan on altering the goals if you become ill/injured?

    I have five goals, so I could drop the exerciese goal, if needed.

     
  • Are your goals realistic? Can you scale them down to fit your life better. even if that takes longer?

    I think three days of real exerciese could be more realistic with my full timetable and the upcoming deadline. I can increase this again for next challenge. On the other hand I could at least try to get in five small workouts, that can be easily done at home. I have to think about this.

     
  • Are you giving yourself any rewards for accountability?

 

 

  • I'm participating in an art challenge and I'll get myself some new materials, if I ever crack it.
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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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On 26. Oktober 2016 at 5:46 AM, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

 

 

Plan for today

  • Two hours writing
  • meditate after my first class
  • draw a sketch of the fungus we encounter during role play
  • drawing in my sketchbook
  • getting back into capoeira
  • train for English
  • 5 Tibetans

 

 

Update Week zero, Day 3

 

So I didn't go to capoeira. I'm still weak from the cold and today I had to get up at 5 am and around 5 pm I decided to not continue studying until 7:30 pm when capoeira would have started. Also my buddy didn't join me today. So I wasn't really motivated.

 

At least I got most of my other stuff done.

 

drawing: not a real piece, only a sketch

exerciese: only Tibetans and walking

Studying: two hours

 

meditation: 1x 8 min; 2x felt asleep

to-do: yes

level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Week zero, day 4

 

drawing: not yet, but I plan to do so when I get back home

exerciese: only Tibetans and walking

Studying: three hours

 

meditation: 1x 8 min guided, 1x 8 min unguided

to-do: yes

 

Took a quick nap before studying, which really helped. I feel a little drained, so I should get in some more sleep at the weekend.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Week zero, day 5&6

 

drawing: damn our Halloween party really keeps me busy.

exercise: nope

Studying: nope

 

meditation: nope

to-do: yes, at least

 

On Friday I had to prepare for the party and Saturday I had to take care of our guests. I'll try to get in some stuff on Sunday.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Week zero, day 7

 

drawing: drew two sketches

exercise: nope, only did a lot of gardening

Studying: worked for two hours

 

meditation: 1 x body scan 15 min, 3 x 8 min, 1x 10 min, 1 x 9 min

to-do: yes

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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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So I meditated for 98 minutes this week :) That's an accomplishment.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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20 hours ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

So I meditated for 98 minutes this week :) That's an accomplishment.

 

Heck yeah it is!!!

 

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Doing the catching up thing, but time is winning right now.   I shall peruse this when I return from the Deathstar where I may face Darth Vader.

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

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"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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Week one, day 1

 

drawing: ---

exercise: went for a walk

Studying: went to university, learned for half an hour

 

meditation: 5 min unguided, counted slowly

to-do: ---

 

Mhh, a slow start this week. I should try to get some stuff in tomorrow. I wanted to practice Tai Chi at home, because the session was canceled because of the holiday. But I won't get much studying in, because of our roleplay session that starts around noon. This week will be hard on making my goals work.

level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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4 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Doing the catching up thing, but time is winning right now.   I shall peruse this when I return from the Deathstar where I may face Darth Vader.

No worries. I appreciate every little comment. Don't stress yourself.

 

@Kishi Thanks. I was suprised myself. One of my epic quests is to meditate 100 minutes a week. Let's try to get that next week.

 

@Redstone You're very wellcome at the art challenge. I'm going to post a chatter topic soon, too. And thanks for stopping by. Your thread really exploded this week. Wow.

 

 

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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All caught up now.    I take some comfort in seeing I am not the only one that struggles to get the drawing time in.  Oof.     I really like how you went through the goals questionnaire to determine what needs to be adjusted.  That was cool to see!

 

And bravo indeed on that meditation total.   That's more than I've done my whole life I think!

 

Level 70 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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