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Jun 11, 2019 00:17:22

Re: Re: A streak matters

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 214 words | 241🔥 | 242💌

Craig Petterson

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Parent post: Re: A streak matters

I've definitely been guilt of making a private post to keep my streak alive. Only once - and then I rewrote the actual piece I wanted to submit without worrying about a time constraint.

I think streaks are great.

I totally agree they can be a double edged sword, but I'm trying to form a life full of purposeful habits. Streaks are helping with that.

I have several streaks going right now:

  • Logging 'Craig's Life' since 01-January-2019, 162 days. This includes investment time, distraction time, dental hygiene, exercise, food in take and weight.
  • Makerlog, 66 days
  • 200 words a day, 65 days
  • Duolingo, 10 days, I've started learning French.

The more my day can be dictated by keeping streaks alive, the more I know I'm investing in good choices. I want to exercise. I want to create. I want to loose weight. I want to spend more time on improving myself instead of monging out in front of the TV.

I know it's not a long term plan, but it's working for me right now. There have definitely been days when I've not wanted to or even completely forgotten until last minute, but the more they become habit in my daily routine the less I need to think about them and, ultimately, the better my life will be. In theory…

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    @craigpetterson congrats on the progress, I agree the streak help us to build habits!

    Knight avatar Knight | Jun 12, 2019 06:34:38
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    @craigpetterson I'm glad to hear that streaks are working for you. Keep going. #Teamstreak

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 11, 2019 07:17:38
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    Maybe the streaks help us get to a point where we don't have to consider it. We just feel it then do it. Keep going @craigpetterson !

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 10, 2019 19:42:17
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      @brianball I think it does. Usually in an evening and will say “time to do my words”. I’m not sure how I managed it because I didn’t tie it in with another habit like I usually do.

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jun 11, 2019 07:46:49
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    @craigpetterson if you need help with French, hit me up via DM!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 04:36:45
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      @basilesamel will do!

      Salut, je m’appelle Craig. Comment ca va?

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jun 11, 2019 07:54:52
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      @craigpetterson Ça va très bien, et toi ? Comment avancent tes projets ? :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 09:09:20
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      @basilesamel I actually understood that (mind blown).

      Les projets sont merde! Je ne se concentre.

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jun 11, 2019 08:17:12
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      @craigpetterson cool haha ! In French you leave a space before ?!:

      "Les projets sont merde! Je ne se concentre" becomes "C'est de la merde ! Je n'arrive pas à me concentrer." in proper French :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 10:11:44
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      @basilesamel Merci ! Je travaille. J'etudie francais a l'ecole. (Which has helped a bit)

      Ou est la bibliotheque de fromage ? ^_^

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jun 11, 2019 09:24:19
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