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Mar 26, 2019 20:59:57

On hard constraints

by @rosieodsey PATRON | 206 words | 28🔥 | 112💌

Rosie Odsey

Current day streak: 28🔥
Total posts: 112💌
Total words: 34522 (138 pages 📄)

I only have 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week.

I need 8.5 hours in bed every night.

I need to eat 4+ meals per day to not have cravings and to keep my brain functioning.

My brain works best in the morning, about an hour after breakfast.

I'm very short and mosh pits aren't a safe place unless I'm at the edge.

I have more, but these are pretty useful.

I could complain about having only 24 hours. But it's a hard constraint.

I could wish to be someone who needs less time in bed. But it's a hard constraint.

I could try to get by on 2 meals per day. But there would be consequences. Because it's a hard constraint.

I could caffeinate my late afternoon but it doesn't change the fact that my brain works best in the morning.

I could wear heels, use a step, bemoan the gap between my feet and the floor when I sit down, but my height will not change.

This isn't about avoiding complaint.

It's about a bit more.

There are things we can change.

There are things we can't.

I'd rather work on the things I can change.

But that takes facing the full reality of what I can't.

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    @rosieodsey - :) Step one complete.
    I await your future post - things you are working on that you can change.

    21 day streak! Well done.
    Keep writing.

    Keni avatar Keni | Mar 26, 2019 13:49:49
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    @rosieodsey I agree with your viewpoint. You can adjust around the margins to try to squeeze out as much as you can, but ultimately it makes no sense to focus on the things that will not change.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 26, 2019 07:12:12
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