And journey to New Year’s 2020!!!
No pressure of getting booted from relapse! The idea here is to build a healthy life once and for all, as a final answer to the addiction.
In this challenge, the day-count is only a secondary objective, our chance, to once and for all, close the lid on rebooting. Enough holding ourselves back. Not only time but life is passing us by, while we keep ourselves confined in the relapse-recovery cycle. There’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Refraining/abstaining from PMO is a passive habit. If “nothing” replaces our obsessive behaviors, the end result will most definitely be relapse… as it will bully it’s way to fill the void so that the status quo remains the same. And whatever un-actionable passive things we do like mindlessly being on the forums, browsing the internet or phone or brooding and ruminating, creates space for destructive habits to take over. Hence this vacuum must instead, be filled with active habits as these are measurable, time-sensitive and have clear consequences.
Clearly, there’s something MORE important than the day-count: the quality of our lives
Therefore, our primary objective (in part inspired by the success of LPS 3.0 and those of us who don’t want to wait until November to take part in it) is that each challenger here shall follow the format of having a non-negotiable 3 objectives for the day at the least (all further objectives are additional points). Each objective is worth 1 point (regularly update your score) and on New Years Eve, we shall announce the winners.
- 1st objective must be regarding your studies, occupation, family health, financial situation, whatever you consider MOST important to do
- 2nd objective must be your health, i.e. good sleep, good diet, meditation, journaling, working out, whatever you do to truly take care of yourself
- 3rd objective is keeping things meaningfully fun, fulfilling/enjoyable, and worth your while… it can range from having a hobby, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, watching a movie, whatever you do to keep life simple, streamlined, and vision-oriented
Additionally, so we don’t forget, add your version of the following to your daily report:
- since my last relapse at (time) on (date), today I realize (an important thing you’ve learned about yourself) and (describe what you’ve done to put that awareness into an active habit). Today I didn’t or won’t falter because (list active reasons). And if I notice myself slipping into negative habits or urges, I will (list active things you will do to prevent it from happening).
Structure of Daily Report
- My primary objective was … I achieved (or did not achieve) my objective.
- My secondary objective was… I achieved (or did not achieve) my objective
- My tertiary objective was… I achieved (or did not achieve) my objective
(Add as many objectives and details as you desire)
- forgive but never forget: remembering our last relapse and learning from it entry
The basis of accomplishing objectives is EFFORT. If you tried, you can claim “objective accomplished” because many times our projects take longer than 1 day to complete.
THERE IS NO ELIMINATION!!!
Note: If you relapse, you can update the scoreboard, but you remain in the challenge as this is about building good habits and the day-count is a secondary objective.
Please add yourselves on the scoreboard and reply with the following information:
Sharing code - a9518e
Current streak - 2 days
Highest streak - 50 days
Age - 25
Gender - M
Location - US
The aim is not to get bogged down in expectations and/or achievements nor misdeeds and/or procrastination because no matter how the day went today or yesterday, there will always be a tomorrow. The aim then, is perseverance.
All the best, Godbless, and Godspeed!