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Jun 02, 2019 02:44:06

Dropped the ball

by @haideralmosawi PATRON | 206 words | 🐣 | 181💌

Haider Al-Mosawi

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It's a tad funny that today's productivity prompt (part of a 30-day productivity challenge) is titled: "Drop the ball", where I encouraged participants in the challenge to sometimes reset their commitments if they're struggling to keep up with unrealistic expectations of themselves.

Sometimes you deal with too many tight deadlines or a crazy schedule that it often makes sense to re-schedule some of these commitments rather than powering through. And without realizing, I dropped the ball on my writing streak on this site. It kinda sucks, but I'll be back daily. 

Dropping the ball isn't about giving up. It's about recalibrating. For the past few weeks I've been struggling to maintain a proper schedule. That's because I'm fasting during the month of Ramadan, and I usually shift my day to later hours (sleeping in the early hours of the morning and waking up in the afternoon) so I don't have to be awake for many fasting hours.

But this kind of throws me off because my sleep gets messed up and I can't properly delineate my working hours. 

Hopefully things will go back to normal in a few days and I can live by a healthier schedule.

Back to square one. See you #TeamStreak in 30 days.

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    @haideralmosawi best comment thread on 200wad that I've read thus far.

    Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Jun 02, 2019 17:00:29
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    @haideralmosawi From what I know about Ramadan, it is definitely a sacrifice that is hard on the brain and the body. Hopefully, you will be able to reset soon and establish a normal schedule.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 02, 2019 08:13:09
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      @brandonwilson Thanks, Brandon. Not long to go. :D

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Jun 02, 2019 23:48:51
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    @haideralmosawi Same here too. Funny I blew away a 22 day when the Liverpool - Tottenham game bored me to sleep.

    We climb again.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jun 02, 2019 02:23:23
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      @haideralmosawi @seunoyebode Wow! thats the best reason to lose the streak I heard about here! Well, apart from @danielmiller 's "I fell asleep on the floor of my children's bedroom"
      Who won?

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 02, 2019 22:28:37
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      @seunoyebode @lucjah Did @danielmiller fall asleep watching the match, too? If he did, that's some match. I feel like it's targeting the 200wad community. XD

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Jun 02, 2019 23:49:46
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    @haideralmosawi welcome to #teamhuman! ( also, dropping the ball -- I was sure you'd reference me in their ;-) ) We've got this. Keep writing.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 01, 2019 17:41:05
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      @brianball Haha! Thank you. #keepwriting #teamhuman

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Jun 02, 2019 03:54:35
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      @haideralmosawi @brianball but... it means the #TeamStreakers are not humans??? (I take everything personally! And in the negative light! JUST IN CASE!)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 02, 2019 22:27:08
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      @haideralmosawi @lucjah - #TeamStreakers humans? We're gonna need some proof.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 02, 2019 13:36:56
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      @brianball @lucjah #TeamStreakers aren't human, they're SUPER human! #iHopeThisSavesUs

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Jun 02, 2019 23:50:50
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      @haideralmosawi - thanks for the assist! ( excellent save )

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 02, 2019 15:04:56
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      @haideralmosawi @brianball so now we can pick our powers I suppose... :D

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 03, 2019 06:25:17
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