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    Get a grip and do that thing

    Hello everyone, I'm back with a new thread (my third) and I hope this will last for longer than the last two.

    Why a new thread? Because after all that happened in the last few weeks (and me getting pretty silent in the 'more personal' part of the Hive) I don't really feel attached to my last thread any more. The opposite, even. It was named "I'm not going to stop" and while that sentiment certainly rang true back then, I've stopped and fallen many times during the last months, culminating in a huge meltdown in the beginning of February and the realisation for me that I need to 'Get a grip' on many aspects of my life. Thus this new thread.

    I've also found out that I'm very bad at goal setting and that they demotivate me more than they help, so this time, I try a different approach. I have one goal (working out every day) and see what else I can get done every day, trying to celebrate every single success, regardless of how small it would be, while not dwelling too much on all the setbacks that will probably happen. I'm in dire need to work on my low self-esteem and working out is probably one of the best things to tackle that head on. I'm currently on Day 15 of 60 Days of Cardio and Zero Hero and it really helps to move. I'm also writing fiction again and I try to get down a few words every evening. Other things I want to do over the next months is learning more about Linux, getting on with Russian, and doing a bit of Pinyin for fun, all the time learning to get along better with myself.

    For now, I want to try to post every day, if possible, even if it's just a small status update. After 15 days of consecutive working out again I feel ready to get really back into the Hive and to see what all you others are up to at this time.

    I want to thank all you lovely Bees who accompanied me so far on my journey of fitness and self-improvement and I would be very happy if some of you like to join me again.
    I will probably take some time to catch up with all of you, but I definitely will.

    I'm back



    #2
    Wishing you the best of success and training happiness

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        #4
        I think goal setting is overrated, I could never get it right. Different people think and work in different ways so why make a big deal out of it. Regarding working out everyday, remember that it can be the smallest thing. I found that the new program, 60 days of cardio, is a great workout filler. Even one set of it or walking a kilometer a day should count.

        I really hope you will be successful in changing your mind set as well as being productive in your own way.

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          #5
          Happy 15

          (Claim that Badge, you earned it!)

          ​Have fun on your way back into consistency

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            #6
            Wishing all the best. Hope you will find your way and get back to succesfully workouts and fun!!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
              I have one goal (working out every day) and see what else I can get done every day, trying to celebrate every single success, regardless of how small it would be, while not dwelling too much on all the setbacks that will probably happen.
              Celebrating small and big wins is something my partner taught me, it teaches you to become aware of the beautiful things that happen to you and share them with your loved ones and magically your life seems fuller of beautiful things than bad things

              Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
              I want to thank all you lovely Bees who accompanied me so far on my journey of fitness and self-improvement and I would be very happy if some of you like to join me again.
              Here I am


              Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
              I'm back
              Yeah

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                #8
                Originally posted by Amirsh View Post
                I think goal setting is overrated, I could never get it right. Different people think and work in different ways so why make a big deal out of it. Regarding working out everyday, remember that it can be the smallest thing. I found that the new program, 60 days of cardio, is a great workout filler. Even one set of it or walking a kilometer a day should count.

                I really hope you will be successful in changing your mind set as well as being productive in your own way.
                Thank you, and you're right the new program is pretty good for keeping consistency. Absolutely surprising myself, I can get seven sets done in around 15 minutes.
                Changing my mind is harder, but I'm working on it

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Fremen View Post
                  Celebrating small and big wins is something my partner taught me, it teaches you to become aware of the beautiful things that happen to you and share them with your loved ones and magically your life seems fuller of beautiful things than bad things
                  That's a nice way to word it and I definitely keep that in mind. I once was pretty good in appreciating the small things, but I somehow lost that. I'm sure I can get it back though.

                  Also:
                  Here I am
                  Great to have you here

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                    #10
                    Thanks, WSMC27, Joe76 and HellYeah! I totally forgot about those consecutive-workout badges, thanks for reminding me.
                    And Caius, I'm not exactly sure if my browser's wonky again, but your post is completely empty for me

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                      #11
                      Nihopaloa We all fall off the wagon from time to time, don't beat yourself over it. I personally have no goal other than trying to better myself.

                      I really hope you reach a good balance in your life

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                        #12
                        Thank you, Ryuji I just had that feeling I should tackle things differently, without putting to much pressure on me to actually reach a specific goal, hence the "do that thing" in the title. No idea what that thing is, but I'm going to find out
                        And trying to better yourself is one of the worthiest goals there is

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                          #13
                          We're all different, doing that thing sounds great. We'll be with you along the way whatever the thing is

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ryuji View Post
                            We'll be with you along the way whatever the thing is
                            That makes me very happy

                            I just wanted to tell, initially I had planned on starting this thread yesterday (like I did) because I would have worked out for 15 days in a row, and because I had an appointment for a psychological assessment yesterday (because of the mentioned meltdown). It was something the person who helps me finding my way in life organised, so that I could get some kind of a heads up what the problem with me is. The psychiatrist was also appointed to see if I can get back into the workforce, and to recommend further treatment (if necessary). I was pretty stoked about the whole thing, because I was trying to get some form of therapy for months (and came up empty, because all therapists here are booked for the next two years) and now a prospect for some kind of help/diagnosis/whatever came up. So I went yesterday and.... was out of his office fifteen minutes later. Apparently, the clinic who organised the appointment sent him the wrong file, so he didn't expect me but someone else, meaning he knew absolutely zero about my case
                            He decided to improvise, I told him what the problem was, he gave me a list with therapists I should call and he would give me a sick note for the next six month (which I don't need) and then I was back on my way home. So, I completely came up empty. I could have told him everything was fine and he would have accepted that. I'm now at the same point I started with.

                            I've already expected not much but I still got disappointed. Story of my life when it comes to doctors, I guess.

                            It wasn't really what I expected, which was something I could have used as a kickstart for something new, but I decided to get on with what I've planned, anyway. To be honest, I slowly get the feeling that if I get back into university this summer and become a psychiatrist myself to give myself therapy, I would probable get better sooner than by trying to find someone to help me.

                            Anyway, I figured that my low self-esteem is one of my biggest problems, but reading books about it it might be something I could fix myself (at least partially). So I'm going to try that, while still looking for help.

                            End of blog.


                            Now here's my first status report:
                            Today I did:
                            - 60 Days of Cardio Day 16 on Level 3
                            - Zero Hero Day 16 on Level 1 (I'm lazy with that one)

                            My writing currently sits at 43,120 words and I'm going to add a few more to that during the next two hours.

                            Hope you all had a nice day.



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                              #15
                              That sucks... ​​​​​​


                              but day 16 is done

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