Today turned out to be my last visit to the podiatrist — unless my pain, which still lingers, increases. The doctor did not prescribe any further physical therapy so my time there will be coming to an end soon too.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Write for five minutes about 1 thing that’s stressing you, so you can think about it more clearly.
Multiple studies have shown that writing about a stressful situation lowers stress and improves mental clarity in dealing with the problem. When something is making us anxious, we can get stuck in a cycle of repetitive thinking that is unproductive and actually stresses us out even more. Writing can break that cycle by giving you something to do, by allowing you to vent and get your problem out of your head and onto a piece of paper. Once there, you may be able to deal with it more objectively and with a bit more clarity.
I’ve been doing this for many years now — it’s called “Inside The Perimeter.”
Same Old, Same Old
Lunch with my office visitor at Chuy’s provided me with dinner as well which i ate inthe office. Because of the horrendous traffic last night I also sat and had a few beers with my boss at Taco Mac in order to wait it out.
ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing to show today.
I Need To Crack This Sleep Pattern
I wasn’t home more than an hour before I nodded off to sleep only to awake again some time after 2:00am. As I did the night before I managed to get back to sleep by 4:30am and catch a couple hours of additional sleep so that I would not be a zombie this afternoon.
I need to figure out how to break this sleep pattern especially since I will be in unusual surrounds next week and be expected to be mentally sharp each day.
When The Lights Go Out
It was odd to see that one of my compact fluorescent light bulbs in my bedroom floor lamp had burned out during the night (I often doze off with the lights on). I replaced the dead bulb with another bulb from that fixture and it was even odder when I watched that build flicker a few times and then also burn out not more than a minute later.
How does one safely dispose of compact fluorescent bulbs?
Today’s Personal Project
Read at least two chapters in the iOS development book in predation for my class next week.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – uncertain
Current Music – listening to CNN because that is what is on the television in this break room.
Website Of The Day – Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend both performances by Cineprov this weekend at the Plaza Theater but I will be there for Saturday night’s Joel Hodgson show.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I forgot again…
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 4
Carnivorous Meals – 16
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– still TBD
2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least one 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
- Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport
- Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin