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by andrewemond
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Passive Habits vs Active Habits and Compliance Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 12625

Passive Habits vs Active Habits and Compliance Issues

I have a feeling this post is going to be more about me thinking through some sticking points and noting observations I've made than anything else, but if anyone can shed light--all the better. I've noticed habits that require a time commitment, inertia, or too much focus on process and not enough o...
by andrewemond
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Everyday Cleaning System
Replies: 11
Views: 15391

FlyLady.net is also a good resource for people looking to better their housekeeping skills. I think the fact that you're starting small is perfect. No need to overburden yourself in the beginning. One thing that has helped me is systematically downsizing. I realize you have kids so this is more prob...
by andrewemond
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Protein shake?
Replies: 6
Views: 9637

If you're worried about fat content and want a protein boost and it's available, I'd use Skim Plus: Fat free, 11 grams of protein (versus the usual 8 grams), and tastes creamier than normal skim milk. Some versions of Skim Plus are even Omega-3 fortified. Now if you hate the taste of milk and/or are...
by andrewemond
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Cool! Good to hear.

I myself had to add a new habit this month: early rising. I found I was putting off many of my habits to the end of the day, and it was becoming a bit tedious. Much better if you get things out of the way early. Hope you the best in the new year, and keep us posted!
by andrewemond
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Habit/Ritual and Religion - TED Talk - Alain de Botton
Replies: 0
Views: 4913

Habit/Ritual and Religion - TED Talk - Alain de Botton

The title of this TED lecture is Atheism 2.0. This is not meant to offend anybody of religious faith, but is about how secular life is in need of taking from religion, specifically habit/ritual and an observance of calendar (HabitCal, anyone?). The entire lecture runs about 20 minutes. For those imp...
by andrewemond
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Great! I hope so. For me binge sessions don't work because every day would turn into a binge session...I become obsessive about writing and wording and grammatical structure and it prevents me from moving forward and completing stories. Inevitably I burn out and give up, hence why in addition to hav...
by andrewemond
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Here's an idea and one I briefly toyed with until I reasoned it didn't work with my way of doing things, but might be more suitable for you: raise your daily minimum output to something nominal, but allow for your binge sessions. Find an amount of writing you can realistically complete on your busie...
by andrewemond
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Well, I think the point of all this is to get you writing, so if you seem to have a method that works for you I'd stick with it. My own system addresses specific problems I have, so it makes sense for me to maintain. Do whatever works best, don't force anything.
by andrewemond
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Oh la la. Often that's the best kind. You gotta walk a bit on the wild side.

Cheers!
by andrewemond
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Let me know how it goes. What kind of fiction?
by andrewemond
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

Hi Mika. How weird that you're a writer too. Always fun to bounce ideas off other people, so this is welcome. I think you're goals are good. My sentiment is it's better to have modest, teetering on underwhelming goals, than to burden yourself with unrealistic ones. Especially in the beginning. Perso...
by andrewemond
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: I'm not here to diet.
Replies: 15
Views: 16071

This was meant to be a quick response about how I use Everyday Systems for habits other than No S Diet or Shovelglovel, and it turned into a lengthy, somewhat self-absorbed rant. I apologize if this isn't relevant to you, but here's the message: it's easy to adopt and tailor these ideas to your own ...
by andrewemond
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: An (almost) 10-month report and thank you
Replies: 19
Views: 23652

Well done, Larisa. It's funny, cause I too have come to some similar conclusions about cleaning. Living in New York City means you're often not afforded the luxury of a dishwasher - in fact, of the 5 apartments I've lived in in my 20s, only one had a dishwasher. I remember the years where my ex-girl...