General Discussion: 2019 - Resolutions, bucket lists, hopes


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Blofeld
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156 posts since 30/12/15

28 Dec 2018 23:07
MLI wrote:
Blofeld wrote: 'spend more time/money on the things that actually matter'.

I've had a couple of close mates come to me this year and say that they've been struggling with depression/issues for a while and I haven't even known. Proper drove it home of how caught up we can get in just 'stuff' and totally miss what's going on around us. Resolution is to be more wary of that.

No they're actually normal people but society now tells them they are weak and victims with "depression". No it's just life, with its normal ups and downs. Tell your buddies to harden up.

Laughing out loud
I'd encourage you to take your 40kg frame of skin & bones and tell that to the 120kg, 6'5" Nigerian yourself.
MLI
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4406 posts since 6/10/09

posted 29 Dec 2018 23:02, edited 29 Dec 2018 23:02
mental toughness is different to physical. You can have either, both or neither.
TheConductor
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4202 posts since 17/11/09

30 Dec 2018 09:33
Picked up that Matt Haig book and started it this morning - got through the first 60 pages and very much enjoying the style it's written in (it's rather conversational). A couple points on anxiety I've found interesting but the rest I don't think is anything new, but this is good, it's good to be reminded of the stuff he's covered so far.

Well worth picking a copy up so shoutout to whoever mentioned it earlier in the thread.
Doogan
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500 posts since 13/4/14

30 Dec 2018 11:06
That Matt Haig book is £2.63 on Google play for anyone interested.
Razorlight123
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4420 posts since 13/1/10

posted 10 Jan 2019 14:45, edited 10 Jan 2019 14:45
Anyone stuck to theirs?

I've not drank since New Years Eve and also joined the Headspace meditation hype - 10 day streak.

Not going to lie, but not buying stuff I failed miserably. Shame.
swede
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7948 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jan 2019 14:47
Havent had a drink, been on and off headspace but I haven't spent a penny in sales yet (cartjacked on caliroots the other week Cry )
Doogan
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500 posts since 13/4/14

10 Jan 2019 15:25
Not had a beer and don't intend to for a good while.
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

10 Jan 2019 16:26
story so far;

not buying shit is way harder than eating clean and exercising

managed it so far though

still living off the last few deliveries from the late 2018 shopping binge though

last item arrived from japan today so now fully sober
joeyjojo
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3962 posts since 24/8/06

10 Jan 2019 16:30
No instagram, no booze, meat free, running to and from work. All going well for me.
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

10 Jan 2019 16:31
no insta is a big shout
swiftus
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762 posts since 1/7/09

10 Jan 2019 20:00
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: story so far;

not buying shit is way harder than eating clean and exercising

managed it so far though

still living off the last few deliveries from the late 2018 shopping binge though

last item arrived from japan today so now fully sober

I feel you, stay strong brother. Just had my test today (pair of 2xu compressions tights at 75% off) but resisted it.

We need an AA-equivalent where we share our latest wants and try to convince each other that we don't need it Laughing out loud
illwill
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3599 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2019 20:55
I'm 8 days clean but I'm worried that I'm about to fall off the wagon on some ridiculously spicy Missoni swimming shorts.

I don't even have any holidays booked.
LFC
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3694 posts since 14/6/11

10 Jan 2019 20:57
I was trying the no buying in New Year.

I’ve so far bought 3 t-shirts, a hoodie and a cap for myself. 6 coats for my daughters (3 each, which have actually gone back as sizing was shit), a jumper for the Mrs and 2 tracksuits for my son.

If I’m not buying for myself, I find myself buying for the other 4 in the house instead which I enjoy just as much Sad
roophees
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1517 posts since 18/12/10

posted 11 Jan 2019 09:36, edited 11 Jan 2019 09:36
Also trying to do the no buy in 2019.

So far have bought a Tux (got a few weddings coming up) so feels justified and not going to count essential purchases.

For those trying to do the same, bear in mind that January will be the hardest month with all the 'further reductions' and EXTRA20 codes. Also there was a FUKer a few pages back who said they managed to go all year without purchasing anything but the temptation never really goes away.

Definitely have a problem though as I'm purchasing other shite that I don't need like a GoPro and looking into Sonos (no paid for by parents).
roophees
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1517 posts since 18/12/10

posted 11 Jan 2019 09:38, edited 11 Jan 2019 09:38
swiftus wrote:
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: We need an AA-equivalent where we share our latest wants and try to convince each other that we don't need it Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud

Hi everybody, my name's roophees and I want a Arc'teryx Thorium AR even though I have 4 more than warm enough down jackets
Bails78
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601 posts since 6/1/08

11 Jan 2019 10:38
Razorlight123 wrote: I'd also recommend adding this to your morning routine if you can - just wakes your brain up:

Elevate - brain training

iOS
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elevate-brain-training/id875063456?mt=8

Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wonder

Been hooked on this since downloading last week. Great shout.
themistake
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10517 posts since 20/2/06

11 Jan 2019 11:32
2018 was my year of reduced clothes spending.

It went well, but I now look at my wardrobe and think it's a bit like Arsenal, in a dire state from year(s) of negligent under-spending.


YLAup
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5140 posts since 5/9/11

11 Jan 2019 12:34
I do that, think of my wardrobe as a squad.
illwill
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3599 posts since 17/5/04

posted 11 Jan 2019 12:50, edited 11 Jan 2019 12:50
Decent analogy.

I love it when a bargain journeyman (picked up from Serie A) that you've had sitting on the bench for ages suddenly hits a streak of form and becomes a star player that you can sell on for a tidy profit.
Razorlight123
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4420 posts since 13/1/10

posted 11 Jan 2019 13:18, edited 11 Jan 2019 13:18
Bails78 wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: I'd also recommend adding this to your morning routine if you can - just wakes your brain up:

Elevate - brain training

iOS
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elevate-brain-training/id875063456?mt=8

Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wonder


Been hooked on this since downloading last week. Great shout.

Yeah I tend to add it to my 'Morning Routine' one thing it's highlighted is that I've got to fix up my fractional mental maths!

illwill wrote: Decent analogy.

I love it when a bargain journeyman (picked up from Serie A) that you've had sitting on the bench for ages suddenly hits a streak of form and becomes a star player that you can sell on for a tidy profit.

Brilliant! Laughing out loud