Kestrel Grey Posted February 8, 2017 Report Share Posted February 8, 2017 This challenge is about building more resources, rather than getting results. While my past few challenges have had clear, concise, and reasonable goals, I still struggled with them. I tend to get pretty down on myself when I fail on easy things so I took some time off to mentally reset, and it became clear that there are some mental processes that need to be shored up before I can get where I want to be physically. So on to building up that tool chest! Tool #1: The Priority List A list to be made each night of the things that I hope to accomplish the next day. My top three priorities will be circled, and I will work on nothing else until those three are completed, then I can move down the list. I can consider the day successful if the top three are complete. Hopefully this will save me from wasting my day on minor errands and not having time to exercise or meal prep. Tool #2: The Bullet Journal More a calendar, really, where I can colour in the squares for 6 tasks as to whether they were done that day. (For February, these are: exercise, eating veggies, avoiding sugar, Spanish practise, training my bird, and flossing.) I would like to see if daily tracking (in a quicker form than having to type out an update here daily) and wanting to see a sea of blue boxes instead of red boxes helps with consistency. I will consider the day successful if I fill out the journal, regardless of whether I got the tasks all complete. This is about building the tools! Tool #3: Mindfulness Reminder Before every time I eat (aiming for every time I think about food) I will do a quick mindfulness scan. First bring my awareness to my surroundings, the place and atmosphere that I am in. Next bring my awareness to my body, how am I feeling throughout. Finally, be aware of the topic of my thoughts and feelings. I have had some early success with this breaking habitual eating and overcoming sugar cravings, so I'd like to see if this can be developed further, or if it stays a useful practise. As long as I give these tools an honest try, there are no bad results. I am just gathering information to see if these might help me down the road. (But I really hope they do end up making a difference! My Bullet Journal will show if there are improvements in my healthy habits, and my scale and workout log will show gains in fitness.) 3 Quote Current Challenge: The Cliffs of Insanity Previous 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 Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman Link to comment
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