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Man that wagon keeps throwing me off…

So yea, I’ve found that if I do not do some kind of accountability in a public manner than I generally don’t do the things I should do.

I get caught up the the Important urgent and the unimportant urgent tasks. The things that I really need to do are all important but not urgent.

So here are some of the important but not urgent things I need to do every day:

  • Walk 30 minutes
  • Drink 3 liters of water
  • Meditate 10 minutes
  • Typing practice for 15 minutes
  • Work on post production for audio drama for 30 or more minutes

Of course there are many more things I could put on that list. Things like what and how much to eat, housework that needs doing, other creative projects any number of other important items. But I’m only putting 5 on there. As I improve on getting these items done and turn them into habits I can look at adding more items. But here at the start I need to get some momentum going to 5 it is.

 

All for now.

Be well!

1PM

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All righty then…..

Many changes since the last post. I’ve shipped 2 children off who joined the military. One is training to be a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force and the other will be training to be a computer and network specialist in the Army National Guard. So a bit of empty nest going on at the moment. I’ve attended both of the conventions that I had planned to attend and met some wonderful people at both. I’ve managed to allow imposter syndrome / performance anxiety stop me from doing the audio work that I love.

Wow tons of things.

I’ve started exercising again so I can get more healthy. I’m using numerous tools to head for this goal. The new tool is having friends who are working for the same thing all pulling together is helping me quite a bit.

I’ve just restarted working on the audio projects that have been languishing.

There are a couple of writing projects that have shown up on the horizon but I need to time to figure them out more before approaching them.

I took a voice over class at a local studio. Real studio environment caused the performance foo to kick up but I got through it. The final email from the instructor was very encouraging. As with all my pursuits I need to step up and do the things that I know I need to do to move forward.

The weight is still being a thing with total calories and portion control being the evil which I need to overcome.

For all the things going on there are good days and there are bad days. I need to keep working on having more good days if I want to get healthy. The alternative is rather definitively terminal. To that end I’ve set up an appointment with a medical professional for the first time in way too long. If I don’t know exactly what is going on with me then I can not properly address it and safely get healthy.

All for not.

Be Well!

1PM

OK that didn’t work so well

Nope no at all. Great ideas all of them but not working out the way I had envisioned them to.

All the plans of mice and men come to nought without engagement and follow through.

I had a grand time creating the plans and making the lists but when it came down to it I have not followed through on them at all.

Almost no exercise, my diet is a joke.

Again I could make all the excuses in the world but I am not doing the things that I need to do for my physical and mental health.

When the mental is good I do the physical so I need to do my meditation and watch the foods that exacerbate the mental things and consume then things that will lessen them. Deliberately not going into details here because ‘reasons’.

On another note I have been getting creative work done. WOO!!

I’ve completed roles for 2 audio drama podcasts (1 live now 1 in development). I’ve also completed some sound design things and am working hard on a couple others (sorry nothing publicly available at the moment)

 

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

Be Well!

1PM

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.

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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