[Applied Self-Confidence] I Never Read…!

“I never read…![1]” “I just read one page at a time.[2]” “I can never find the time…![1]” “I read right when I wake up, so I get it out of the way.[2]” “I just can never find the time…[1]” Along with scheduling the time to read, having dedicated space and specific reading plans are important for reading success. Since I tend to adapt to certain environments, if I have a space for reading, I’ll read.

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[Downsizing Zeal] One Free Book

“Oh, this one? You have to get one more book to go over $5…[1]” She motioned her eyes seductively. “Oh, really…?[2]” I wasn’t interested in purchasing any books and had just gone in to use a coupon good for one free book. “Lemme see. No. Just ring ‘im up.[3]” The transaction was over and after that, my free book, and first new book acquisition in months felt also like a study in subtle manipulation in sales.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Nuzlocke-Style Clear Out

While I couldn’t currently move my stuff into a 1-bedroom apartment, studio or efficiency, if we equate decluttering to fitness, I’ve recently made significant good short-term victories for downsizing the apartment-mansion. Buying this Wingull gashapon recently might seem materialistically regressive, but it, along with the Pignite, represent my sort of Nuzlocke (see examples) attitude toward objects. Rather than clutter my mind with choices, I make one choice, then discard it if it doesn’t work out.

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[Applied Self-Confidence] Thirty-Three Years Young

“I hope you do something nice for yourself. Other than reading, writing, or rowing.[1]” “I was thinking of drinking an unhealthy amount of energy drinks. Otherwise, I had thought of doing things in Seattle or elsewhere, but nothing was appealing. [2]” I had been anticipating my birthday for a few weeks. I wanted to prepare myself to do whatever I wanted when I woke up. Explore the city on a nice summer day? Or do nothing?

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[Moving Zeal] Boxes of Books

When I moved furniture for minimal wage, we estimated the two densest things to move: textiles, then books. Bundles of rolled-up carpet were only beat by furniture. Large boxes of books might not seem bad until you have to move it a few times or the fatigue kicks in. All the boxes I’m using for books are smaller than around 12″ width, 12″ height, and 12″ depth. You never know who’ll give you a hand. Strong or otherwise.

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[Grime/Glitter] Overcoming Writer’s Block

“I have nothing to write today.” That thought stopped me in my tracks during one of my better rowing sessions. What a challenge! Let’s walk around the idea of writing blocks until we find a point to start chipping away what stops us. If writing blocks are anything like sculpting blocks, then it could be as easy as screwing inhibition and starting, although if it were that easy, then there’d be nothing after the jump.

(Spoilers: There’s more!)
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