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Jul 08, 2019 20:27:12

Hey, I'm Craig and I'm Casual

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 292 words | 247🔥 | 248💌

Craig Petterson

Current day streak: 247🔥
Total posts: 248💌
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I'm a recovering geek, who is trying to improve myself and my life by build better habits in 2019. From my late teens to early adulthood, I was addicted to World of Warcraft. I've not played for many years now and the craving is completely dead. That style of game is still my favourite - that is, games where you can constantly improve, climb ranks and beat harder opponents.

My habit process started with tracking key attributes I wanted to improve, on a daily basis, including:

  1. My health
  2. My dental hygiene (this makes me sound really disgusting, but I promise I wasn't that bad!)
  3. My gaming/side project balance

Overall, I think I have improved in these areas this year, but as always there is much to learn and more to improve upon. During this process, I've developed other healthy habits, such as writing on 200WAD and learning a new language on Duolingo.

I've successfully completed 3 months of 25 mile Race At Your Pace challenges, and - due to an exceptional colleague - I'm in the middle of a 50 mile challenge where I have had to cement my Monday, Wednesday, Friday running habits. My running has processed a lot too, but I'm hoping to improve my times!

While I sometimes think I've gone too far into the extreme with my habits, I think my life is going rather well right now. I'm healthier than I've been for a long time, my worries are generally for "unimportant" things instead of essentials and I have a great home life.

It's been a long process, but I'm about to move into my first home with my long-term partner, Nay. We're moving to a house near a country park and will possibly be looking into foster a dog after we're settled.

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    @craigpetterson congrats on your progress! Impressive how you replaced your old habits with new healthier ones.

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jul 08, 2019 23:37:06
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      @keenencharles It's been a big focus of my year so far. I can still improve!

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 09, 2019 18:56:09
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    @craigpetterson Thanks for the update. It sounds like you are moving in the right direction in multiple areas. Keep going. #Teamstreak

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 08, 2019 18:35:52
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      @brandonwilson Thanks, Brandon! Hope you're well :)

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 09, 2019 18:55:44
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