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I'm just one pink monkey in a sea of brown monkeys trying to stay above the tide.

Ok this is getting ridiculous

I know most of the things I need to do.

I don’t do them most of the time.

ADD and stress have been playing a role in this for the past several years.

As I get more stressed the more my ADD presents. This causes me to feel more stress. Nothing like a nice self-perpetuating cycle of woe to make things difficult.

So I need to just do it. Granted I’ve been saying that for quite a while now.

I have a plan.

I made 3 task lists:

  1. Daily tasks : This one stays the same for the most part. It contains things like my exercise and water intake.
  2. Work : This one changes each work day and has the items that I plan to complete for my day job each day.
  3. Personal : This one has my um… personal daily tasks / goals on it and can change daily as well.

I am limited to 5 tasks on each list, this is to keep myself from overloading my tasks and creating more stress. I can and likely will do items that are not on the lists but the list items are the most important ones.

I have 6 colors for each list:

  • Purple : All tasks on the list are complete
  • Green : 4 items on the list are complete
  • Blue : 3 items on the list are complete
  • Yellow : 2 items on the list are complete
  • Orange : 1 items on the list are complete
  • Red : No items on the list are complete

I exercise daily. I am creative in some way every day. I meditate every day.

I’m not going to go into the details of all the tasks since that would make posting about it much more daunting.

I have my lists all set for tomorrow.

Be Well!

1PM

And I went and fell off the wagon yet again…

So the accountability wagon is not playing nice with me.

I keep falling the heck off.

So this weekend I’m going to delineate my goals for the next few months.

Once I have that done I’ll be able to better have an idea of where I want to go as well as a plan on moving in that direction.

One of the things that I have set out to do is to do more work with audio production. Which I have had the piece I worked on go live today so I am moving in the right direction.

 

Be Well!

1PM

Another day at the accountability mine

Read one chapter in marketing book: Another chapter consumed

Track Calories: Tracked the fuel intake and had a 400 cal restriction.

Walk 30 minutes: Got that out of the way right after work.

Meditate 5 minutes: Hey I did this while ‘resting’ from the walking.

Practice typing for 15 minutes: Worked on this. Have to pay more attention to not paying attention to typing if I want to improve.

Work on unfinished Audio Drama Project: Yeah about this one… the evening sort of got away from me tonight so it’s a fail on this task

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Task Completion Day 2

Read one chapter in marketing book: I did this. If I want to transition into a lifestyle where my creativity pays the bills I NEED to learn the principles and how to apply them.

Track Calories: I tracked them all and resisted junk food again. I need to lose about 100lb to leave obesity behind. Diet will play a large part in that.

Lift weights: I started a 5×5 free weight program. My goal with the weight lifting is to hit 3 benchmarks. 250 lb bench press. 350 lb squat. 450 lb dead lift.

Meditate 5 minutes: I used the 5 minute mindfulness bell again.

Practice typing 15 minutes: According to the software I am using I have learned all the keys (not counting numbers and symbols) in just 2 days. About 35 wpm with < 5% error rate at the moment. The goal is 50 wpm.

Work on unfinished Audio projects: I put in about 45 minutes on my project. I have the main levels done and most of the SFX. This one should be ready to put to bed in a day or two. Then on to the next thing.

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1PM

Task Completion Day 1

Practice Typing 15 minutes a day: Yep did that.

Meditate 5 Minutes a day: And this. I found a nice 5 minute mindfulness bell meditation that I’m using.

Walk 30 min 4 + Days a week: I even walked wow 3 in a row! Setting this one to 4 days.

Lift weights 2 – 3 Days a week: No weights on walking days. Setting it to 2 days a week so I have 1 day off of exercise a week.

Track calories. Bring food to work, no junk food at work.: I was mostly good but I forgot to bring food to work. Still ended with a calorie restriction thou to woo.

Record, produce and post 1 Audio demo per month: Didn’t even think about this one. I’m not going to push to get one out this month since it’s almost over and no demo is better than a crappy one.

Work on unfinished Audio production projects at least 30 minutes a day: I did this, actually about 45 minuts worth. Much was finding sounds, checking the license then downloading the audio.

Read 15 minutes on book from list daily: I read for about 15 minutes from a marketing book I picked up a year or two back.

And I made this accountability post to boot. Go me!

 

Be Well!

1PM

Preliminary task list

Practice Typing 15 minutes a day

Meditate 5 Minutes a day

Walk 30 min 4 + Days a week

Lift weights 2 – 3 Days a week

Track calories. Bring food to work, no junk food at work.

Record, produce and post 1 Audio demo per month

Work on unfinished Audio production projects at least 30 minutes a day

Read 15 minutes on book from list daily

This is still a work in progress but I will be taking action starting tomorrow morning on it. I took action tonight by making a goal list and starting on the task list. 🙂

 

Be Well

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