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BLC#21 - Just DO IT weekend challenge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I actually posted all the details of the challenge and what I'm doing and keeping track of my points in the super-sekret hidden Outlaw thread earlier today. However, this one action I'm making more public and expanding on:

D: DECIDE to just DO IT.

Basically we are to pick something that is holding us back and decide to just do something about it. Good timing on this one, as I've mentioned this more than once in the last couple weeks, it's not the first time I've set goals on it, and now I'm ready to face down the beast and win.

emoticon Okay, I'm tired of my own lack of cooperation on this one and have decided I am going to JUST DO IT. My sleep schedule has been deteriorating and it is affecting EVERYTHING. I need to get back to a more acceptable routine.

-- Standard bedtime will be 12:20 pm.
-- Up on weekdays by 7:20 am
-- Up on weekends by 9:30 am
-- Exceptions are to be rare and specific, such as walking DDa home and riding transit back, or going out dancing, and bedtime as early as possible after arriving home.

I've been thinking about things all afternoon and evening, and there are some expansions to the above.

Bedtime has to be when I'm done getting ready, lights out, phone off, head on pillow. Other than a potty run, nothing but sleeping or lying still.

I do have a variety of evening activities. Sparking needs to avoid taking over a lot of time. Get a realistic feel for how long things like cleaning my teeth or making dinner and smoothie and eating / drinking / cleaning up take.

Consider carrying my laptop along on my commute and getting my 30+ minutes of writing during that rather than playing an addictive little time-wasting game.

Pay attention to how long I'm Sparking. I don't NEED to get every possible point, just be reasonably active with teams and friends. (Seriously, for a long time I've been pushing for 125+ sparkpoints daily - everything but the social media ones, almost. That's gotta stop. I have more points than I use and can easily earn any for Goodies I want to give.)

I've been doing fine catching up on my webcomics on the weekend rather than feeling like I need to read them as soon as some post at midnight. Keep that up.

Finally, my inner two-year old who thinks my rules are made to be broken is just going to have to take a long nap. I know. I never took naps. Ever. (My mother took a picture of me around 6 years old taking a nap. Turned out I was sick with the mumps. Ditto for a picture of me around 11 - I think it was chicken pox.) But sleep is critical to my ability to manage everything I keep wanting to do. In fact, sleep makes my inner two-year old a much happier camper when we wake up.

emoticon BLCers! Let's meet all our goals and exceed them!
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MANDY22Q 1/23/2013 2:13AM

    We both seem to be working on a writing project and we're both In in the same team. I'll post my blog in the morning

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CIPHER1971 1/21/2013 3:59PM

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BMCKEOW1 1/21/2013 1:38PM

    It's hard sparking can be very addictive, and sometimes not in a good way. Love your plan for how to get it all done.

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PARASELENIC 1/19/2013 11:57AM

    "Pay attention to how long I'm Sparking. I don't NEED to get every possible point, just be reasonably active with teams and friends."

AY-MUN, sistah. Spark is a place of support and refuge, not something that should contribute to your stress/lack of sleep/ unhealthy habits!

I fall prey to the same thing, though, feeling the need to respond to everyone-- and this is my first BLC and HOLY HELL is it a ton more work! I have to rein it in as well, but I don't want to turn into an emoticon commenter (NO JUDGE or OFFENSE to those that do, I just don't want to myself), but it seems to be one of the only ways to respond to everyone and not be on the computer for 3 hours everyday sparking, ya know?

Sorry, I made this about me and this is your blog. I just know how you feel, and I think that your do it goal is a fabulous one-- and I have no doubt that you will conquer it-- you're a very determined person and when you set to it, you do it, which is one of the things that I admire about you....

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RG_DFW 1/19/2013 11:48AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/19/2013 11:32AM

    Here is to just doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NERDLETTE 1/19/2013 7:53AM

    Great goal, Blue. You can do this!!! emoticon

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