Sunday, August 1, 2021

Back to (Old) School - NF Challenge 202108


We're going old-school this challenge. I am back on my bullshit with 3+1 format, outlines, and checklists.
[Inigo "back to the beginning"]
In so many ways, I feel like I'm back where I started in 2012, and I'm taking my cues from the Universe about where my energy and focus needs to be: gym, healing, and my studies, just like my original challenges. Yep, everything else is still here and waiting: finances, legal stuff with my daughter, daily housework and life management. Here's the thing though: I don't care. I mean, I care enough and it will be dealt with as it arises, but it is not my focus, not anymore. I almost named this the IDGAF challenge. Still might.
[Horse jumping out a window]
Tracking, because I like it, and it helps me stay present, centered in here and now, and also because I spend too much time on Twitter. Tracking my challenge is a much better way to engage with myself and my community. See something that you're doing too? If you want a daily accountability buddy, give me a shout. Nothing sophisticated and no shame, just simple "did you eat yet" or swimming emoji and reinforcement. Meages and I did this for sleep a million years ago, and it was fantastically helpful.
Also, random #reasonsnottoquit, because I need them. Possible drop of random #HeidiKoan, because I need to remember them.

  1. Mind
    1. Maybe classes, maybe not. Figure that out.
    2. Read 1 book from the dissertation shelf each week.
    3. Writing. I've fallen out of the daily writing habit and I need it back.
  2. Body
    1. The gym, daily. Anything below counts for bodywork. One star for going, because I'm not really motivated by stars, I'm motivated by results. 
      1. Restore: 
        1. sauna and hot tub and steam room. 
        2. Daily weigh in
      2. Build: swim, weights, core exercises
      3. Walking. When I walk, I discover things. I don't know why, but it's true anyway. Back to that, preferably daily.
      4. For consideration: Flexibility: there's a free yoga class downtown twice a week, Monday evening and Friday morning. Friday was always my favorite. It would be neat to go again. Bonus: it's .75 mile away from the Loft, so walking is a real Possibility. 
    2. Eat
      1. Make something and eat it every day.
        1. Saturday vegetable pickup
        2. Weekly instacart for gap items and meatballs 
    3. Wellness Wednesdays
      1. Milk
      2. Acupuncture or Massage
  3. Soul 
    1. Meditation. Five minutes? Fifty minutes? All good. Focusing more on #reasonsnottoquit and #HeidiKoans than on a formal practice. At some point I want to (re)consider (re)joining a T'ai Chi/ Qi Gong / Aikido class. This is not that challenge.
    2. Sleep. I go back and forth on putting this at Body instead of Soul, but there's something going on with my Spirit that requires a lot of rest.