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Jarric - Actions per Day

 

I've got a few things going on at the moment and the past couple of months have been pretty stressful - I won't moan about that now (though I'm sure there will be some of that this challenge). Last challenge I tried to be very strict with my goals and use extra discipline to pull through it, and to be honest that went pretty horribly.

 

So this month I'm trying the opposite tack, inspired in part by this article on the NF blog, and not having any particular defined goals. Instead I'm simply going to try and do as many good things or self-care actions each day as possible, and focus on hitting the best number I can. I'm hoping that this will be good as I really don't know what life's going to throw at me this challenge, but I want to do the best I can regardless.

 

I want to trial this through what's left of zero week and see if the scoring works, and then if anyone wants to come in with me and make a little PvP of it then that could be quite fun.

 

Edit: For anyone who wants to make this a PvP there's a tracking spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19HylaEZPOxxKguDanXSUBIYPk_Ib0c1vaJhRI93Fy4Y/edit?usp=sharing

 

Just count every good thing/self-care action/fitness/diet/health/whatever you do and post you score for the day.

 

Any actions gain a point for the day. Here's some examples:

 

Spoiler

 

A Morning Routine

  • Get up with my alarm (don't hit snooze)
  • Clean Teeth
  • Take Hayfever meds
  • Take other meds
  • +1 bonus point for hitting the full routine

 

An Evening Routine

  • TV off half an hour before bed
  • In bed by my bedtime
  • Lay out clothes for next day
  • Lay out/pack workout clothes
  • Set up journal for the next day
  • Clean Teeth
  • Take Hayfever meds
  • Take other meds
  • +2 bonus point for hitting the full routine

 

Things I can avoid throughout the day

  • Buy no food all day
  • Buy nothing at all all day
  • No soda all day
  • No caffeine after 4pm
  • No caffeine all day
  • No alcohol all day
  • No processed food all day
  • Don't be late for anything all day

 

Examples of other stuff I can do for points

  • Workout (this is worth 5 points)
  • Eat a healthy or pre-prepared meal
  • Yoga practice (1 point per 15 minutes of yoga, to max 5 points)
  • Meditate
  • Meal prep (1 point for each meal I make)
  • Domestic rangering (25 minute minimum)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Update bullet journal
  • Pullup practice
  • Skill work (handstands, L-Sits, deep squats etc)
  • Go for a walk (min 20 minutes)
  • Stretch after exercising (I must remember this!)
  • Daily dare
  • EC on the daily dare
  • Take the stairs
  • Check in on here
  • Encourage someone in real life

 

 

 

Basically though if I think something's worth a point I'm giving myself a point for it! I've put workouts as being worth 5 points as I think that they're important, as also as they take vastly longer than most of the other things on there!

 

Oo, also, at the end of zero week I have Warrior Run! Only doing 1 lap, which comes to 7km, so should be a fun OCR!

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All the points!

 

Okay I just googled to see how many miles 7km was and there was an article about "use this trick to convert!" And it's literally "follow the Fibonacci sequence." Right. That's such a handy trick and completely applicable to everyday life. 

 

Now I'm mad at you for making me math. 

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Awesome Jarric!  I love this plan!  In fact, it's a little like how I went about things this go around!   Sweet business!

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Get all the points!!!

 

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Love your point system! It has a great mix of stuff.

 

You are a busy guy, so you just need somewhere easy to keep track.

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8 hours ago, fleaball said:

All the points!

 

Okay I just googled to see how many miles 7km was and there was an article about "use this trick to convert!" And it's literally "follow the Fibonacci sequence." Right. That's such a handy trick and completely applicable to everyday life. 

 

Now I'm mad at you for making me math. 

 

Hah, I'm sorry! That doesn't sound like a very useful trick to be honest! I just know that 5km is about 3mi, so 10km must be about 6mi, so 7km must be somewhere in the middle - 4.5mi ish.

 

8 hours ago, deftona said:

Following! 

 

Good to have you!

 

7 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Awesome Jarric!  I love this plan!  In fact, it's a little like how I went about things this go around!   Sweet business!

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Get all the points!!!

 

 

Thank you! I'm hoping it should work out well then!

 

7 hours ago, RedStone said:

hey hey hey!!! Points are lovely. All the points!!! MAY YOU BATHE IN POINTS!

 

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Yes, ALL THE POINTS!!

 

2 hours ago, Xena said:

Love your point system! It has a great mix of stuff.

 

You are a busy guy, so you just need somewhere easy to keep track.

 

Thank you! For tracking this should be good, and everything goes in my journal - I'm not sure I could do this one without it and remember everything I've done by the end of the day!

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First test day, week 0 day 2, Tuesday. Things I did:

  • Got up on time
  • Went out to run, 3 speed miles with breaks for a total of about 5 miles (should have been closer to 6 but I cut the cool down mile short) [+5]
  • Stretched after my run
  • Updated journal
  • Pre-prepared breakfast on the train
  • took the stairs at work (my office is on the 8th floor)
  • Had my pre-prepared lunch
  • Went out at lunch, and took the stairs again when I got back
  • Had pre-prepared wrap on the train home
  • Did pullups: 5, 5, 4, 4, 4
  • Daily Dare - 20 sky diver push-ups, with EC [+2]
  • Turned the TV off at 10(ish)
  • Set up my journal for today
  • put out work clothes
  • packed gym kit
  • brushed teeth
  • took hayfever meds
  • took other meds
  • in bed before 10:30
  • Full evening routine about [+2]
  • Had no caffeine all day
  • was on time all day

For a total of 29 points.

 

In other news my right leg was giving me some issues on the run, and it's still a bit sore now. Leg day at the gym today but it's a fairly light one so we'll see how my body reacts to that.

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

For a total of 29 points.

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor whoomp gif

 

That's the way to start the new challenge!

 

I also saw this:

 

10 hours ago, Jarric said:

if anyone wants to come in with me and make a little PvP of it then that could be quite fun.

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor yes please gif

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Hey mate! Liking the new challenge. I hope the more loose format will let you cope with the chaos in your life right now!

 

Also have an awesome time with the Warrior Run. It really looks like this challenge is race season for the Rangers everyone is doing something!

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10 hours ago, mr_willes said:

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor whoomp gif

 

That's the way to start the new challenge!

 

I also saw this:

 

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor yes please gif

 

Thanks man! And if you want to join that'd be pretty cool - you might just be the king of PvPs.

 

10 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Hey mate! Liking the new challenge. I hope the more loose format will let you cope with the chaos in your life right now!

 

Also have an awesome time with the Warrior Run. It really looks like this challenge is race season for the Rangers everyone is doing something!

 

Thanks man! Me too!

 

And yes, it looks like race season has very much begun. I only have one this challenge though, you're on what, 3?

 

8 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I like your plan for this challenge. Assuming I don't die at any point this challenge, I may be up for little PvP fun.

 

Thank you! And that'd be cool, so try not to die this week and we can get on it!

 

7 hours ago, Salinger said:

wow what a great first day of the challenge!! Will be checking in with you as you go along :)

 

Hi, welcome! Will be good to have you here :)

 

 

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News which I'm not sure if I've mentioned: I have another job interview tomorrow morning. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! I mean, it should be fine, but also AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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3 minutes ago, Jarric said:

Thanks man! Me too!

 

And yes, it looks like race season has very much begun. I only have one this challenge though, you're on what, 3?

Yep, 3 but only one of them is an OCR. It is 20K of OCR goodness but who's counting :P Neither of us can compare to the insanity CQ has planned!

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5 minutes ago, Jarric said:

News which I'm not sure if I've mentioned: I have another job interview tomorrow morning. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! I mean, it should be fine, but also AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Oh and best of luck with that!

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13 hours ago, Jarric said:

Hah, I'm sorry! That doesn't sound like a very useful trick to be honest! I just know that 5km is about 3mi, so 10km must be about 6mi, so 7km must be somewhere in the middle - 4.5mi ish.

Yeah that's as much as I know too. (7km = 4.35 mi FYI) 

 

Youll crush that interview I'm sure. :)

 

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48 minutes ago, Salinger said:

you will be amazing!!! Good luck and remember to breathe :D 

 

Thank you! That's sage advice :P

 

46 minutes ago, deftona said:

Knock 'em dead tomorrow! 

 

I will!

 

43 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Yep, 3 but only one of them is an OCR. It is 20K of OCR goodness but who's counting :P Neither of us can compare to the insanity CQ has planned!

 

Yeah, just a casual half marathon OCR, who's counting :P . That is true, but then C_Q is The Machine!

 

43 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Oh and best of luck with that!

 

Thanks!

 

19 minutes ago, fleaball said:

Yeah that's as much as I know too. (7km = 4.35 mi FYI) 

 

Youll crush that interview I'm sure. :)

 

 

Yeah, like I said, 4.5 ish...

 

Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

News which I'm not sure if I've mentioned: I have another job interview tomorrow morning. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! I mean, it should be fine, but also AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

 

WUT??? INTERVIEW TWINS ACTIVATE!!!! Tis the season to nail this biz yo!!!! We are ON IT. You will CRUSHHHH :D It's meant to be.

 

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(^^^ a little bigger than I'd normally use for a GIF... but considering how big you're gonna CRUSH IT! :D)

 

 

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11 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

Thanks man! And if you want to join that'd be pretty cool - you might just be the king of PvPs.

 

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Good luck on the interview!

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16 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

WUT??? INTERVIEW TWINS ACTIVATE!!!! Tis the season to nail this biz yo!!!! We are ON IT. You will CRUSHHHH :D It's meant to be.

 

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(^^^ a little bigger than I'd normally use for a GIF... but considering how big you're gonna CRUSH IT! :D)

 

 

 

YEAH, INTERVIEW TWINS, WOO!

 

12 hours ago, Xena said:

^^^ Yep. Crush it!

 

6 hours ago, mr_willes said:

 

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Good luck on the interview!

 

3 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Not sure if you've had your interview already, so:

Good Luck with the interview!
I hope the interview went well!

 

*delete as appropriate

 

Thanks guys! Interview went pretty well I think, won't find out for definite until next week but they seemed pretty happy.

 

And then when I got out of the interview I saw a missed call from the job I interviewed for last week. And they offered me a job!!

 

So if I get offered both I'm gonna have a mega hard decision to make, but basically I should be handing in my notice to get out of London next week!

 

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