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Thread: Give it 100 (or 20, or 30 ...) March 2018

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    Give it 100 (or 20, or 30 ...) March 2018

    In August 2017, a few of us were inspired by the video at the link below. It's the story of a woman who went to the gym 100 times to try to get herself out of a rut. I saw it when George Takei posted it on Facebook along with the question, "What would you like to do 100 times?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5FkshLcNLQ

    Her video was part of a larger movement online called "Give it 100" which, as far as I can tell, is now defunct.

    I decided what I wanted to do 100 times was work on my fiction writing at least 30 minutes a day. The times do NOT need to be consecutive. Since I knew I would miss a lot of days here and there, I was aiming to complete my 100 days by January 15, but now it's clear it's going to take a little longer than that.

    Others joined in at various points - nswef has been building up to 100 times of a certain number of steps a day and I think is also counting days doing 15 minutes of decluttering. Chicken Lady got 30 days in her studio in November and has been counting swimming lately


    Anyway, if anybody else wants to join in for 20, 30, 100 or however many times of something, please do!

    After almost a whole month away from working on my goal, I'm at #99 of my writing but am going to aim for 110 now because I had some goals to complete some longer sessions, and I want to meet these goals.

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    Yay for you EJ.

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    my goal for March:
    15 minutes or more every day on some task/goal that can be measurably completed. (So not things like cleaning and organizing and exercising and cooking...)

    i’ve been noticing the last week that I am tired in the evenings and I don’t want to do my chores (brain “i’m Too tired. I don’t have the energy to go out there and work for an hour”) but that if I remind myself that it often takes less than an hour and is a finite set of tasks, I can go out and do one task, and then the next task, and just remind myself that I simply have to keep doing the next task, and that if I do that I will run out of tasks and be done.

    i don’t know how much I can do in 7 hours and 45 minutes broken into 15 minute chunks, but I know I can make 15 minutes a day, so I plan to find out.

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    Yesterday I spent my 15 minutes on drainage around the barn. It didn’t time it, I just got the water moving away from the door tracks by making some minor slope adjustments. I first typed that “slop” - accurate!

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    CL, That sounds like a job that will save you trouble in the long run.

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    UGH, CL, drainage can be a problem, for sure. we have had so much water!! TG we had a curtain drain put around the barn a few years ago when the county mucked up some of our drain tiles out to the large county tile when they put in sewer. They swore there was no tile damaged and they weren't liable, because we didn't complain right away (it was a dry year, that one, so we didn't notice... but when it rained the NEXT year, water backed up into the barn. First time in 30 years, and it was not all that wet. grrrr.
    Goals for the year: 100 journal entries this year (about 2 a week), daily entries in my interactive journal, and spend 100 hours this year on my upstairs decluttering/reorganizing. I'm at 10 journal entries, up to date on my interactive journal, but only 1 hour on the upstairs *sigh*. Where DOES my time go?? I'd like to be more ambitious, but I'm struggling with this one and I really need to hold myself accountable.

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    Yes, working on the drainage pays dividends. I think a lot of the good weather days will involve digging. The idea being to do something that will fix a problem that doesn’t have to be fixed again tomorrow/next week/next month/next year.

    i missed my 15 minutes yesterday. I was busy all day - including a fun dinner out with my daughters - an I chose more sleep over 15 minutes of progress. Maybe i’ll Make it up.

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    Half an hour of ditch digging. I’m going to call that caught up.

    I am digging in wet, heavy clay with rocks embedded in it, so the speed of progress is about three minutes per linear foot. It feels very slow. But 5ft a day x 30 days is 150ft of ditch. 150 feet of ditch should be enough to effectively drain the goat yard that opens into the pastures, making things noticeably more pleasant for both me an the goats on a long term basis.

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    Good going, Chicken Lady!

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    Thanks! Day three - starting to see an impact!

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