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For Me, Fewer Is Better...

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When I joined SP in January 2011, I set all kinds of goals for myself, joined many different teams and subscribed to lots of blogs. I realized recently that I wasn't even trying to meet many of the goals, or joining any of the team challenges, so today I spent a couple of hours re-evaluating my use SP commitment. As a result, I reduced my teams to 5, which I will huddle with daily. I made realistic goals, which I will strive to meet daily/weekly. I un-subscribed from some blogs.

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In other words, my committment is stronger, but the number of commitments is fewer. I believe that, for me, this is a better way to use SP. I feel freer already, and more in control.

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  • I agree. You can get spread too thin with all of the opportunities in Spark People. I try to stay active with a few groups and only focus on 2-3 goals per week. You could easily spend over an hour everyday doing food logging, trying to maximize your points for the day, etc. I have too much going on in my life to spend it on the internet. - by PENNPLAX
  • I had to do that recently (unsubscribe} and may do it again. A couple of my grps have very little activity-don't huddle, etc. and I seem to be the only one. On the other hand, 3-4 of my grps are very active and I feel like I know the people. I need to get rid of the "dead wt."
    - by SEDONACAT
  • I honestly haven't had enough time to figure out most of it...the huddle, etc! I work 40 plus hours this week and have a ton of extra stuff in the evenings and on the weekend...maybe I will get it someday! - by LBLAIR7
  • I had to do the same thing...now I get rid of any "passing fancies" that I am not keeping up with...

    emoticon - by AGASSIFAN

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