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What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:55:07 AM »
While MMM preaches stoicism, and it is certainly a valuable trait for all of us to have, you don't have to forego quality of life. There is always room for improvement - be it a change to your surroundings, yourself, or even just taking a few minutes to be grateful.

So - what did you do today?

Today I got up early, hit the gym hard (+fitness +health) and then made a smoothie with frozen fruit and protein powder (+health) instead of skipping breakfast like I usually do. The influx of frozen fruits and veggies was a nice way to start my day and I felt like I was getting a treat on my morning commute.

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 08:01:08 AM »
Was decompressing after work last night with Netflix and realized I could easily be doing dumb bell exercises instead of sitting on my ass.  Did several sets of arm, chest, and shoulder exercises.  The burn from lifting actually felt good!

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 08:17:44 AM »
Slept 8 hours. Will continue that for as long as possible.

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 01:16:10 PM »
Going to turn off my phone right now... gotta get my screen time down.

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 03:35:46 PM »
A morning walk in the vegetable garden, admiring tomato blossoms and hoping for a good tomato season, followed by a bike ride among superbloom of lupines, California poppies, penstemmons, mallows, and a few other unnamed blooming entities.

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 08:52:51 PM »

Played with my dog

Emptied, cleaned and restacked our food pantry - it was getting crowded and gunky. As a mustachian bonus, it helped me to see what we had (4 boxes of cereal and 6 open curry powder packets!), and I planned this weeks meals around using up some of the surplus.

Later today I will meet with a group of friends, we run together on Sunday afternoons before stopping for a chat and a drink (a soda for me) - its a weekly outing where I get in 30mins exercise and spend $3 - which is totally worth it for the good company and the chance to be out in the fresh air.

Today I'm also batch cooking/prepping some school snacks for the weeks ahead for kiddos, and making lunches for myself, so weekday mornings are much less stressful.

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 01:11:14 PM »
Great thread idea! I'm about to wash some fresh strawberries and eat them on the patio in the sun. Maybe I will be motivated enough to do a workout later- still having a lot of trouble coping with postpartum body/emotions over here

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 01:30:41 PM »
Today I decluttered and reorganized some of my clothes.  I pulled a pile to donate, and arranged the remaining things in the drawer so I can see everything that is there.  I already have some satisfaction that it is neater than before, and adds motivation to continue decluttering and move on to the rest of my drawers soon.

I am also cooking a batch of candied orange peels, which will be a fun, summery treat this week.  Plus it uses up what I would otherwise have thrown out, which is always satisfying!

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 11:44:54 PM »
Didn't bother to read new posts in several of the lengthy "off topic" threads. :)

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Re: What did you do TODAY to improve your quality of life?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2019, 12:18:10 AM »
Made a gratitude list that I posted in my office so I can remain positive while doing hard work.