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Old 02-11-2020, 05:38 AM   #1
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Hiya :)

I thought it could be a nice idea to have a supportive thread on forming better habits i.e. I would like to focus on picking up healthy habits over giving up bad habits, though I do think sometimes the line is blurry. It is hard looking after oneself, and with the majority of us in lockdown it's not going to get any easier anytime soon. Let's encourage and support each other and focus on being good to ourselves. :)

Keep your goals as small as needed and take steps as little as necessary!
The idea is to make positive change over time that sticks over doing big changes all at once.

So, I am going to try to do two little things per week!

This week's goals:

1 - switch out some of my energy drink intake for coffee
2 - have one meal every other day that isn't a sandwich





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Old 02-11-2020, 10:05 AM   #2
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I like this.

Those sound like amazing goals. I may post you some flavoured coffee to assist, if you like flavoured coffee.

Me, this week:

1 - A 'normal' evening meal, every day.
2 - Take my medication at a regular time every day.


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Old 02-11-2020, 12:45 PM   #3
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I'm gonna hold another gamathon on fallout 76 anyone welcome. Ex friends from school not invited. They are not even on my list.


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Old 02-11-2020, 12:54 PM   #4
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^ Not sure that's what this thread is about, yoyo.

I also like the idea of this.

My little goal for this week is trying to keep the kitchen tidy and the washing up done regularly.

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Old 02-11-2020, 02:02 PM   #5
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Wonderful idea for a thread.
Will have a think on it!

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Old 02-11-2020, 05:09 PM   #6
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I like this too.

My goals for this week are:
1. turn in my school assignments on time
2. turn in my late assignment
3. do some stretching before bed
4. start bedtime routine by 12:30 at the latest



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Old 02-11-2020, 10:41 PM   #7
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^4 goals, we got a badass over here!

This week I want to:
1) at least once get my arse out of bed before it reaches the "must throw clothes on and rapidly leave the house" stage
2) Do something nice that isn't work or housework at the end of each day

Love the thread idea Lana!!

This is digging right into the RYL archives, but I think I still have some motivational glitter somewhere. *sprinkles on thread*



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Old 03-11-2020, 01:05 AM   #8
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In fairness they are sort of related so it is more like 2 bigger goals but breaking it down helps.

Also can offer some inspirational gold stars to everyone!



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Old 03-11-2020, 01:06 AM   #9
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I like this.

Those sound like amazing goals. I may post you some flavoured coffee to assist, if you like flavoured coffee.

Me, this week:

1 - A 'normal' evening meal, every day.
2 - Take my medication at a regular time every day.

I am quite intrigued by the idea of flavored coffee.
I usually just have mine black, but might give this a try.

I approve of your goals.


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^ Not sure that's what this thread is about, yoyo.

I also like the idea of this.

My little goal for this week is trying to keep the kitchen tidy and the washing up done regularly.
Excellent goal!
It's achievable and will make you feel so much better to have a clean space :)


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Wonderful idea for a thread.
Will have a think on it!
Let us know once you've decided!


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I like this too.

My goals for this week are:
1. turn in my school assignments on time
2. turn in my late assignment
3. do some stretching before bed
4. start bedtime routine by 12:30 at the latest
That sounds quite ambitious!
Any idea what will help you achieve your goals?


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^4 goals, we got a badass over here!

This week I want to:
1) at least once get my arse out of bed before it reaches the "must throw clothes on and rapidly leave the house" stage
2) Do something nice that isn't work or housework at the end of each day

Love the thread idea Lana!!

This is digging right into the RYL archives, but I think I still have some motivational glitter somewhere. *sprinkles on thread*

*rolls around in glitter until she sparkles like a Cullen*

I highly approve of especially goal number 2!

I have some spinach ricotta cannelloni for later, so will hit at least one of my goals today!
I shall find more foods/meals that I enjoy that are easy to make/are microwaveable to actually tempt me to eat them.
Tomorrow I will have some coffee during my zoom class & I will stop buying the giant energy drink bottles and buy cans even when it comes slightly cheaper to make it easier to regulate how much of it I chug down.

How are people getting on? What can you do to make it easier to stick to your goals?





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Old 03-11-2020, 12:22 PM   #10
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Okay so these are for when I'm over Covid *soon, fingers crossed*

1. Go for a walk once a day
2. Do some writing every day
3. Take the correct medications every day

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Old 03-11-2020, 07:16 PM   #11
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ours is all gone out the window this week. but we will be cheering everyone else on. Luna, those are great goals!



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Old 03-11-2020, 11:16 PM   #12
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Okay so these are for when I'm over Covid *soon, fingers crossed*

1. Go for a walk once a day
2. Do some writing every day
3. Take the correct medications every day
Excellent goals :)
Let us know if we can support you in any way!


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ours is all gone out the window this week. but we will be cheering everyone else on. Luna, those are great goals!
Setbacks are a big part of forming habits, I feel.
Once you're able to think about it again maybe look at how to break your goals down into smaller ones that might be more achievable at the moment.
I literally edited my first post to say "meal every other day" rather than every day because that felt unrealistic to me.





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1. Go for a walk once a day
So excited to be able to do this today :squeeee:

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Old 06-11-2020, 06:15 PM   #14
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Did you get your walk in Luna?

How's everyone else doing?



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Old 06-11-2020, 07:10 PM   #15
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Lana, when does the week start/end? Do not know if I should submit my end-of-week report today or on Sunday or maybe even a different day.



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Old 06-11-2020, 07:46 PM   #16
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Well any day that isn't Sunday could be an interim report Jenna? I like this Lana!

My goal this week is to allow myself half an hour after I get dressed to pootle around but then I need to Start Something Productive because currently I'm wasting so much time in the mornings.



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I like this. Love everyone’s plans too!

Mine for next week.

1- try to be asleep/in by midnight every night
2- finish first uni essay.
3- catch up on stuff behind with for uni.

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Old 08-11-2020, 07:26 PM   #18
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Good luck Cat! You can do this! What are you studying at uni?



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Jenna, you can update anytime.
Normally I'd say the week starts with Monday, but at my old job Thursday was the start of the week, it's all just random and you pick whatever day suits you best.

My weekly goals are going medium well.
I have porridge so that's not bread.
The coffee situation should be improving once I pick up my mail.

Current goals:

1) I'll keep the coffee goal for now
2) work on my presentation for uni a little bit every day





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Old 08-11-2020, 09:09 PM   #20
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Okay I guess the second one is technically not a habit,but hopefully a step to more regular uni work in general.





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