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Apr 04, 2019 11:38:08

Kick me if I am not here tomorrow!

by @twizzle PATRON | 267 words | 224🔥 | 232💌

Twizzle

Current day streak: 224🔥
Total posts: 232💌
Total words: 81720 (326 pages 📄)

Writing is no easy task, well - not for me anyway.

I am not sure if it is a form of procrastination, if my brain has eventually succumbed to the dreaded "emotional burnout" or if that nagging, throbbing pain above my right eye is something more sinister than "just" sinus pain.

My memory and focus also seem to be failing me.  I can't remember things well, forget tasks and tend to be in a daze most of the day.  Again, is that just old(er) age, too much going on in my head to concentrate or a sign that I need to write things down more.

I am interested in using a Bullet Journal to track what I am doing, where I am supposed to be and what I am supposed to be doing.

It's not that simple though.

Like music, art, gaming, writing and "doing" I have fallen into the trap of getting a dopamine fix from reading about these subjects, watching videos and understanding them from the outside.

When I try to do them, I quickly become distracted and find it unfulfilling.

Perhaps this is just the way of life these days.  Too much attention switching, too many distractions and no real connections any more.

I hope that this, 200 Words, will help me focus and at least let something out of my brain and on to (virtual) paper.

Time will tell.. no doubt it will be another flash in the pan and will be forgotten along with all the other great ideas I come across from time to time.

Kick me if I am not here tomorrow!

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    @twizzle
    I came from your 100th-streak day to say hi!
    You made it! (And so do I the day before yesterday.)
    It's interesting that your first post, 267 words, unsure whether you could still show up tomorrow, but have achieved 36471 words today!

    I really enjoy your writing, your words are in a lively rhythm, haha

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 16, 2019 19:15:53
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      @5plus6 Thanks :) It has been a long road already and we are only just taking the first steps.

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jul 16, 2019 16:25:39
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    @tao you have to make a choice if you want to be here tomorrow. If you choose to do it — that's great. But not making a choice in this situation is equivalent to not doing anything.

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      @zyumbik Thanks :) It was a mental kick for me for myself really.

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Apr 04, 2019 15:19:25
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    @tao

    @baz hasn't made a kick feature yet!

    I like what you did though. Public accountability. But there's no way to reach you if you're not here tomorrow. People who want public accountability should post their email on their first post so that there is a way that we can send a digital kick to them.

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 04, 2019 14:29:27
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      @abrahamKim Wow. Thanks for the idea of posting the email - I am not quite there yet though. Who knows where this little experiment will take me (mentally) so I am not quite ready to reveal who I am yet!

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Apr 04, 2019 15:20:40
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      @tao @abrahamKim - But we want to do what you asked us to do. Kick. So give us a way to do it. We are all eager now.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 04, 2019 11:57:10
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    @tao Congratulations on your first post. I'm glad you took action and hope you will enjoy starting a daily writing habit.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 04, 2019 04:34:50
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      Thanks, @brandonwilson I hope it will help me in lots of ways. Seems like a nice community here too.

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Apr 04, 2019 15:21:15
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