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The Motivation Thread: What are your goals today?

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
TLDR: This is a thread for people to post their daily goal(s) so that they can have a support system/cheering section to help them accomplish those goals.

THE LONG VERSION:
Hey hey!
So I have been struggling with depression for a long time, and I know that a lot of lovely people here also struggle with depression.
Obviously depression comes in a large variety of nasty flavors, but for me it has come to a point where it is hard for me to get basic things done day by day. I have even sunken into lows that make me not want to brush my hair, shower or even eat.
So I have a proposal: Let’s try to help one another with some good old-fashioned accountability and encouragement.

Even if you aren’t struggling with depression, please participate! The more the merrier.

Post your goals for today right here. If you only have one, that’s just fine!
It can be big or small.
No matter how mundane you may think it may be to somebody else, if it’s important to you, post it!
You may even find somebody with the same goals!

When the day is done, return and report.
How did you do?
Which goal was the biggest struggle?
Which goal was the easiest?
How can we help motivate you and help you reach your goals?

Let’s try to get out of our ruts one day at a time. We won’t be perfect at it, some days we won’t even be particularly good at it, but we are going to try.

My goals for today:
Brush my hair
Wash all of my dirty dishes
 
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TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
I got my groceries bought
Salmon is portioned and ready for the week
Fruits are all prepped and ready for smoothie making throughout the week.
I got the headset that covers BOTH EARS for my new job. I was delayed by a few weeks...

The biggest struggle for me today was not getting 4 hours of sleep and arriving at the place to apply for my health card, only to find it was CLOSED. It was up to date with the holidays EXCEPT for today. TuT But I noticed the grocery store was a few blocks from where I got dropped off and walked 30 minutes to grab my headset in the opposite direction, and then double back for food.

I also forgot what day it was and missed garbage day again... TuT

The easiest part was getting the food because it's food and I want to make more smoothies throughout the week! I'm also trying to limit my red meat to once a week by buying extra lettuce for chicken salads and salmon with rice/veggies! But... we'll see how long those heads of lettuce last. I got two in anticipation I get too excited about eating healthy, and eat all my lettuce in a day or two (again). But now I'm worried I'll use maybe one and let the other rot because I live alone and nothing ever lasts long enough for me to finish it all.
 

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
I got my groceries bought
Salmon is portioned and ready for the week
Fruits are all prepped and ready for smoothie making throughout the week.
I got the headset that covers BOTH EARS for my new job. I was delayed by a few weeks...

The biggest struggle for me today was not getting 4 hours of sleep and arriving at the place to apply for my health card, only to find it was CLOSED. It was up to date with the holidays EXCEPT for today. TuT But I noticed the grocery store was a few blocks from where I got dropped off and walked 30 minutes to grab my headset in the opposite direction, and then double back for food.

I also forgot what day it was and missed garbage day again... TuT

The easiest part was getting the food because it's food and I want to make more smoothies throughout the week! I'm also trying to limit my red meat to once a week by buying extra lettuce for chicken salads and salmon with rice/veggies! But... we'll see how long those heads of lettuce last. I got two in anticipation I get too excited about eating healthy, and eat all my lettuce in a day or two (again). But now I'm worried I'll use maybe one and let the other rot because I live alone and nothing ever lasts long enough for me to finish it all.
The struggle is real, my friend. At one point I had a little whiteboard on my fridge where I would write down the veggies that needed to be eaten soon. However, I also live pretty far away from a grocery store so having to go back over and over again to get more food rather than meal planning can be a pain. It’s a double-edged sword either way.
I’m proud of you for getting so much planning done for your food! That’s a really hard skill to pick up for a lot of people, myself included. And honestly, I would love to become better at it.
If you want any good chicken marinade recipes I have a few. I can’t eat plain chicken breast over and over again.
 

TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
The struggle is real, my friend. At one point I had a little whiteboard on my fridge where I would write down the veggies that needed to be eaten soon. However, I also live pretty far away from a grocery store so having to go back over and over again to get more food rather than meal planning can be a pain. It’s a double-edged sword either way.
I’m proud of you for getting so much planning done for your food! That’s a really hard skill to pick up for a lot of people, myself included. And honestly, I would love to become better at it.
If you want any good chicken marinade recipes I have a few. I can’t eat plain chicken breast over and over again.
Thank you! I really appreciate it!

I am the weirdo that can eat plain chicken but if you want to throw some my way, I'll try to learn it for when the folks come down~

Sometimes I'll add a bit of BBQ sauce or breading, but right now I have a hankering for nonstop chicken salads with shredded cheese on top. o_O
 

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
Thank you! I really appreciate it!

I am the weirdo that can eat plain chicken but if you want to throw some my way, I'll try to learn it for when the folks come down~

Sometimes I'll add a bit of BBQ sauce or breading, but right now I have a hankering for nonstop chicken salads with shredded cheese on top. o_O
I omit the brown sugar and add like 12 cloves of finely minced garlic cause I’m a garlic fiend. Even without the brown sugar the chicken comes out so tasty and it is VERY juicy.
 

TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
I omit the brown sugar and add like 12 cloves of finely minced garlic cause I’m a garlic fiend. Even without the brown sugar the chicken comes out so tasty and it is VERY juicy.
Thanks again!
I've already got it bookmarked! I'll be sure to post updates if I succeed or fail XD
 
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not have a panic attack is my goal lol
There is so much going on and I am behind on all of it thanks to both mental troubles and people just not being helpful or informing me of what they need me to do till the last minute
Really looking forward to moving in with my bf as he's very good at helping me organize and not get behind on stuff, and I won't be living with my family then which will cut out a whole host of "I need you to do this complex task by 4pm tonight (and it's currently 3pm)"

I really need to like, pull myself together, still have a couple weeks till I move and I'm going downhill as stress builds
 

Yakamaru

Thine Grumpy Resident
What, I can't have "exist" as my goal? Booo. o3o

Wake up, get to work and get back on my weight loss plans.
 

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
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not have a panic attack is my goal lol
There is so much going on and I am behind on all of it thanks to both mental troubles and people just not being helpful or informing me of what they need me to do till the last minute
Really looking forward to moving in with my bf as he's very good at helping me organize and not get behind on stuff, and I won't be living with my family then which will cut out a whole host of "I need you to do this complex task by 4pm tonight (and it's currently 3pm)"

I really need to like, pull myself together, still have a couple weeks till I move and I'm going downhill as stress builds
Sorry about the stress, sweetheart.
Moving can be very overwhelming, especially when the transition is so different from anything you may have done before. Moving out of the family home is a huge step and there is a lot of unknown that comes with that. I cried for three days when I made the decision to move out because everyone was in my ears and on my case. But I did it, and once it was done the relief was worth the grief.
How can I help? Do you need a listening ear? A cheerleader? Organization tips? Let me know.
 
Sorry about the stress, sweetheart.
Moving can be very overwhelming, especially when the transition is so different from anything you may have done before. Moving out of the family home is a huge step and there is a lot of unknown that comes with that. I cried for three days when I made the decision to move out because everyone was in my ears and on my case. But I did it, and once it was done the relief was worth the grief.
How can I help? Do you need a listening ear? A cheerleader? Organization tips? Let me know.
Thanks :)
Yeah its a lot of stress. I never did well with change, like when I was little I'd have a breakdown if we got rid of a piece of furniture we had for a long time. Hell, only a week ago I dropped and broke the nice little spoon that goes with my fav mug and I was kinda just nonfunctional for an hour afterwards
Parents aren't making it any easier, they hate that I'm gay and are blocking as much as they can of my communication with my bf :(
 

Yakamaru

Thine Grumpy Resident
If you need easy low-carb or veggie-heavy recipes that don’t taste like tree bark I have GOT you. >8O
Thanks for the offer, though I can manage. It's just Easter's been a lazy period for me. :p

Pretty much stagnated due to a lack of activity. Getting back right onto the track today and shouldn't have any issues.
 

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
So as for my report, I brushed my hair yesterday and I got all of my dishes done.

Today’s goals will be flossing my teeth and picking up all of the clothes on my bedroom floor.
 

Crayons Are Snacks

Where the heck am I?
Haha I really mean it’s more subjective. XD I don’t find myself to be unattractive, but I also recognize that certain people might not find me attractive because preferences. :p
 
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