Milo Land

March - Week 2

Meditate at least 5 minutes

Nailed a full week, every day! I feel like I am getting better at coming back to my breath, feels good.

Exercise (do literally any exercise)

Missed one day this week because of extraneous circumstance, so feel on track still.

Journal at least one page

Easy, easy, still good.

Watch Youtube less than one hour

Missed one day this past week and am fairly surprised at how easy it is to do. And of course, how I am able to put my attention and time towards things I actually want to do! I am very happy that I am doing more of what I want to do.

Volunteer at least two hours a week

This was a weaker week for volunteering, only spending some time filling up potholes in the street for about a half an hour. Still time well spent and it feels good to help out my immediate community. I have time scheduled for this upcoming week, too.

The hard part for me is finding and pinning down things to do during the week. I think a key is finding evergreen things to do, like what the pothole task was before all the gravel was used up. Spending time doing that would be time well spent.

Work on aikido four times a week

This is no problem for me now. I'm doing at least 4 classes a week, and spending free time outside of class watching videos, reading, etc.

No screens before 9am or after 8pm

Mornings have been good, resulting in lots of reading, my morning routine, getting nourished, spending time with my partner. It's the evenings that are the killers. I talked about this last month, but it really is that I just need some easy no-friction things to go do when I am "bored" or have nothing to do. There is plenty, it's just a matter of making it really available so monkey brain doesn't win out.

Spend 15 minutes praticing lockpicking

Again, off and on. The time I'm putting in feels really good, though. Better than before. It's intentional and feels very educational and fun. In the book I'm using, they have a method of really getting familiar with the process by making 1-pin, 2-pin, etc. practice locks. I have the practive locks, but they are all a bit … easy? I tend to accidentally open them rather than deliberately. So I think I want to mess with the pins and make them a bit more drastically different, in terms of heights and order, and etc.

"Practical Lock Picking" by Deviant Ollam

Install walls in our bedroom

Got almost all the ceilings up. Ordering the wall insulation and drywall this week, which is huge! Big steps! Not sure if we'll be moved in by the end of the month, but we'll be damn close, and that's great!