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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!

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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!

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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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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

1PM

Stupid new year

Yep I’ve fallen off the wagon yet again. *le sigh*

I need to reintroduce regular public accountability to my routine.

I’m going to make a list of daily tasks tonight.

I am going to pay f*ing attention to my time management (which is abysmal at best currently)

I have several projects that need to be completed as soon as possible.

Rewards for completion will be assigned for ‘da things.

 

Also help out a fellow creative if you can over at https://www.youcaring.com/clarenceyoung-736725

He lost loads and could use some assistance!

Be Well!

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Chain 4, link1

Well that was unexpected. I wasn’t planning to stop posting I just forgot one day then didn’t make a list and well I’m sure you get the idea.

I’ve changed things up a bit with regard to everything.

I’m exercising 3x a week 2x on the days I exercise. 30 minutes steady state(ish) fasted cardio in the morning. Then 30(ish) minutes of weight lifting after I get home from work. So I get 2 sleep cycles between exercise days which should help with the recovery. Before I was doing cardio on the off days or every day so only 1 sleep cycle. Since I’m just getting back on the exercise wagon (again) I want to give myself the extra recovery and jump-start the whole process.

30 minutes walking at 2.7mph average this morning

5 x 5 @65lbs Barbell squats, 5×5 @45lbs Barbell overhead press, 1 x 5 @135lbs Dead-lift

2519 calories consumed (119g fat, 246g carbs, 91g protein. 10 g alcohol)

Meditated after the morning walk.

Research on Audio production continues.

I’m still working on my outline even though NaNoWriMo has started. I want to finish something that has some remote resemblance to a first draft and not just ‘win NaNo’ this time. I’ve won Nano a few times but I will not consider showing those manuscripts to anyone (yes they are that bad and worse).

The new creative thing is on the back back burner for the time being as I need to really focus on audio production and voice over with writing on the side. Well on top of the day job that is.

Almost forgot THIS YouTube channel is giving me a bunch of helpful coping strategies!

Be Well!

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