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last post: Apr 16, 2014
1 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 00:45
The days are getting longer, foliage has returned to the trees, the mornings are invigoratingly brisk, the nights are full of animal chatter. Spring has come. What are you going to do this season, Post Office?
The Computing Habits thread made me decide that I'm going to limit the leisure time I spend on computers to a maximum 2 hours a day. That's still a lot, but it's achievable and it's a major improvement over where I am now in life, spending basically all my time at work on a computer and then all my leisure time on a computer.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 01:01
I wholeheartedly support you in your endeavor. The internet, while a fantastic tool, has the steep price of time.
I guess for me it's not too hard as I don't require computers outside of making reports and time sheets so I've made it a goal to quit image boards and time killer websites. It's tough I'm not going to lie as I have a bunch of time that I don't know what to do with but hopefully i'll fill it with exercise and maybe a hobby or two.
My main goal for this season will be to find some inner peace by taking things one day at a time. We have such a fast paced life full of information that we never slow down to appreciate whats around us. I frequently imagine myself 30-40 years from now regretting that I never appreciated the present because I was always working for the future and this is something that keeps me up at night.
Time is precious and to tell the truth I don't want to continue living for the future. I want to live for the now, for what I have, and for what I can do.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 04:24
Maybe I'll start running
4 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 07:42
Start working out again!!
5 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 09:52
6 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-01 15:35
Get my stuff done, I guess. And draw more. And stop procrastinating.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-05 21:21
I think you should invest your time in something like meditation. Read up a bit about zazen. There's a great book called "Zen and the brain" which talks about the neurological effects of meditation. If you have a lot of time on your hands, and you're worried about living a worthwhile and mindful life based in the present, the only thing I would point to is Zen.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-06 06:40
I plan to start drinking tea again. I love the ritual of tea, the scent of the leaves when you open the container, the crisp and crinkly sound they make when the hot water runs over them...the whole thing is a ritual in serenity. I feel like I was in a better place emotionally when I was drinking tea, so I want to try and return to those feelings. Things haven't been the same since we lost my father-in-law. I haven't been able to find joy for a long time, and I think tea might help me to take pleasure in the small things again. At least, I hope it will.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 06:59
I want to learn to knit.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 07:09
I should probably get a job or otherwise generate revenue ha ha.
I think I posted about getting a job in the last goals thread too, or perhaps the one before last...
11 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 09:42
I spent my autumn and winter paralyzed by existential anxiety, so this spring I'm getting some studying done.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 10:16
I'm renovating my apartment and I want to learn how to solder and build some arcade style controllers.
I also want to learn more about game development, to develop games for these controllers.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 18:59
14 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-12 20:18
No need to worry. I had turned so much inward that it became hard to interact with the rest of the world, and I couldn't 'snap out of it' any sooner than I did. Anxiety is anxiety and it's not exactly pleasant, but now I find it easier than not to see it all in a positive light.
I have to work harder than I'm used to to make up for that 'wasted time', but it's not killing me or anything. It was a luxury I could afford.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-13 08:12
I'm glad you're okay.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-16 08:56
It's autumn here （ ´_ゝ`）
I'm trying to get some actual study done so I don't fail university. I'm also getting into shape, attending figure drawing sessions to get better at drawing and finally socializing(gross) more.
It's been tough, but I think I'm finally getting a good habit going on. I feel heaps better already!
17 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-17 19:41
What do you do to keep yourself in the habit? I have a list of small things I want to do or practice at every day, but I almost never do them. The time just gets away from me too much.