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some minor lifestyle changes [May. 6th, 2002|08:40 am]
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1. In the process of giving up TV altogether. Watched some lastnight, about 1 hr, and hated it. I started giving it up prior to Whitby, and although I knew I was going to watch some in the UK (because it's just too much fun to see the difference) I'd already agreed that when we got back I was going to cut it down to ~0.

2. more reading. I need to get back into a cycle of reading for the sake of it.

3. more writing. I need to get back into a cycle of writing for my sanity. I do it professionally and I've been using that as an excuse for my exhaustion at the thought of writing *real* things.

4. diet changes. I am abandoning Kosher altogether. We'd been keeping a Kosher home, but that discipline has grown pointless and annoying. I'm trying the yoghurt thing, as well.

5. more exercise. I really enjoyed an hour walk last night. I need to commit to an hour of exercise every evening, outdoors, when the weather is favorable.

6. more hedonism. I need to spend more time focusing on my own pleasure today, rather than spending so much time investing for the future. I have maybe one or two more years of focused saving to lock in a secure retirement, so now's the time to reassess and reanalyse.
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[User Picture]From: juamei
2002-05-07 02:03 am (UTC)
> more hedonism

Dionysian lifestyles are always more fun :)
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-05-07 04:48 am (UTC)

++dionysius

Had a really good time with you guys at Whitby. We need to get together more often. Next year I think we're going to fly into Newcastle- there's just too many cool things to see.
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[User Picture]From: juamei
2002-05-07 05:30 am (UTC)

Re: ++dionysius

Rar! (except I wouldn't bother with Newcastle.. :)
And we should be in NYC in August, so you'll see us then.
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From: serpentfeuer
2002-05-11 02:36 pm (UTC)
i make lists like this (mentally and actually writing them down) constantly... the hard part is actually finding the nuts-and-bolts way to do it. good luck to you though. i can sympathise on the reading - i read pathetically little lately, and i really need to change that. and as for the more writing, i selfishly say, "yes! you must do this!" because while i don't always agree with you, you frequently make me think about things differently, and i am constantly looking for new viewpoints i hadn't considered before.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-05-11 02:56 pm (UTC)

thanks!

It's nice to know that I am actually thinking differently. I sometimes wonder if my odd views on some things are just reactionary, not really different just opposite, and other times I feel as though I've stumbled onto some sort of third modality. Please challenge me when you don't agree- it's helpful in telling the difference. The feedback is appreciated.
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