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Too many SparkTeams?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Is there such a thing as joining too many SparkTeams? I don't know about anybody else but I think I may have over done it. I joined every Team that I thought would be helpful to me and to which I thought might add something. After 3.5 months I finally realize it is too much! Early this week I was excited about joining the BootCamp Team; I saw my self following the plan to the best of my ability, but today I had to quit that health condition is just not up to the simplest exercises to be done on this team. I am so sad; so discouraged! emoticon! I guess I need to stick to the basics and not push myself harder than my body can handle. This is a lesson I could not have learned except on this website.

To all my SparkFriends I want to say I think of each of you quite often and I regret that I am not more in touch with each of you. You are all so good at staying in touch, and it is appreciated so much. Maybe when my health improves I'll have more energy. isn't just my cyber friends I don't stay in touch with, I don't stay in touch with anybody. That HAS to change! emoticon to all emoticon !
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    Yes, you can have too many teams. The first thing I had to do when I joined was cull the teams with overlapping concepts and choose just one that was the most active and helpful Then I looked at the number of members on some of the teams and some were in the thousands. I deleted those also.

    When you join, SP looks at your interests and adds teams that may fit those interests to your spark page. That is to give you some choices to choose from.

    I have my teams down to 5 right now and that is manageable.

    Take care of yourself and do what you can. Your friends will understand.

    Hugs, Gaylinn
    1771 days ago
    I feel like that also. I've been focusing on a few of the most active ones as well as jumping around the site looking for motivation.
    1772 days ago
  • NHES220
    I focus on one challenge at a time and then I look at my friend feed to see what blogs I want to check in on. I am doing the 13 lbs in 13 weeks challenge. It is too hard to be involved in so many challenges, not enough time in the day!

    1772 days ago
  • PAULA3420
    I remember feeling like you do especially when i first joined the site. I also got frustrated easily wanting the Teams to be more active and wanting to get more support. As time moved on, I became more comfortable with the process and learned to relax and take one day at a time. As others have already mentioned, I think it is different for all of us. We have different lives and responsibilities and needs. So, I agree, do what feels right to you and what gives you the best motivation and results. emoticon I know you will come to find what works best for you. I've joined a Team, left the team, re-joined the team. As things change, I have changed too. So, I just want to support you where you are and encourage you to continue and be kind to yourself. I found myself shaking my head yes as I read your blog. I don't stay in touch with many people. I MUST remind myself to be kind and gentle. Things change slowly. When i take baby steps, I find SUCCESS and PEACE of MIND. emoticon Don't quit because "YOU are SO WORTH the BEST YOU can be. emoticon
    1772 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I like to be active on the teams I join so I only have a few. I do change them up from time to time. I limit my computer time so if I had more teams to participate in that time would soar to a point of way too much. In the end what ever works for any one Sparker is what they should do.
    Have a good day and stay positive taking this journey one day at a time. emoticon

    1772 days ago
  • JANET552
    I take a look at my teams periodically and decide if they are doing me any good. Or if I'm doing them any good. It's harder to quit if it is a small group of people but why stay if it doesn't help you somehow.
    1772 days ago
    I change mine up periodically with the exception of two. It helps to find new motivation where you can.
    1773 days ago
    I find that I can only handle one team at a time, one challenge at a time.
    1773 days ago
    I feel the same way at times- I looked at your spark page and right now you are in 11 teams- that seems like a manageable number to check in on and support fellow members. I don't think there is any rule that says you need to be best buddies and burn yourself out trying to keep up with what everyone else is doing. I " lurked" around the message boards for a long time before I started to interact. but I still learned a lot from the questions asked and insites shared by other sparkers. I huddle every day and try to comment on blogs from each of the teams I visit- it helps me stay on track. You will find what works best for you, you will meet lots of friends along the journey and learn so much about how strong you are as you meet your goals and achieve your fit and healthy life. All the best on your journey!!
    1773 days ago
    I feel like that a lot, too - if the sparkteam seems at all relevant to me (age, interests, amount of weight to lose, ANYthing I could benefit from), I join it, I try to do all the goals, all the challenges...and burn out so fast.

    Slow and steady wins the race. :)
    1773 days ago
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