Writing and Coffee

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@HazySue (21328)
United States
December 29, 2015 2:58pm CST
I am setting myself a little goal that is very important to me. It goes something like this - Within the next month I will be writing more on MyLot and drinking less coffee. Did you noticed that I didn't say how much more writing and how much less drinking? This way for the next month I can concentrate on writing more, not putting myself under pressure with how many more. Plus, I can concentrate on drinking maybe one less cup of coffee. But, then again I didn't include the amount in the goal. This way I know I will be successful. Do you have a goal you would like to set for yourself for the next month?
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@MALUSE (40116)
• Germany
29 Dec 15
For me: no goals - no disappointment!
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@MALUSE I understand how you feel. For me though, if I don't have a little goal I feel sort of rudderless.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
9 Jan 16
Same way that I feel, no goal, no pressure.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
My sewing machine is part of my goal. You will see and hear about my progress.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@MorleyHunt I would say you are well on your way to accomplishing your goal. I saw a picture of the centerpiece you made and it looks beautiful.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Dec 15
I often set myself small goals. I like your way. I think I'll - let's see - eat less chocolate. And I'm not going to say how much less
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@JudyEv you can do it. Even if you don't say how much less chocolate you eat, you will know you are eating less. Any little bit helps.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jan 16
@HazySue I've been away for four nights but have been very good with my eating. I am almost certain that I've put on a little weight but not huge amounts.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
3 Jan 16
@JudyEv you usually gain a pound or two when traveling, visiting, or on vacation.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 15
No I never set goals, but I do have to cut down on my coffee intake, but I hate cutting down I love coffee so much.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I cut down by using smaller cups. Then I could have coffee just as often. Eventually I had to give up coffee after noon for sleep problems.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Dec 15
@paigea Even though I'm not happy about it cutting down helped me sleep so much better.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I'm with you there. I love each cup of coffee I drink. I love the taste, the smell, and the effects. It is one thing I don't think I could ever completely quit. As for writing, it should be easy to obtain that goal. For me, writing is kind of like breathing. It is a necessity.
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@shubhu3 (14280)
• New Delhi, India
30 Dec 15
I have many goals for the next month and i have divided them into steps for my ease. :)
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
Dividing into small steps makes people much more successful.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
1 Jan 16
@paigea I am a firm believer in not biting off more than I can chew.
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@shubhu3 (14280)
• New Delhi, India
3 Jan 16
@HazySue That's brilliant. :)
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I could do the same. I find coffee is a good thinking companion which we need for writing? However too much coffee is not as good as just enough?
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@Bluedoll I find coffee goes great with writing. I am thinking about substituting a cup of tea for a cup of coffee. I love green tea. Maybe it will make me miss my coffee a little less.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
@HazySue There are so many good teas.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@paigea I like the green tea with citrus.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
Good luck with your goals. My goal is to spend less time here. I don't know how much time I spend here, so I don't know how I will measure that. Just - less.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@paigea you will know you are spending less time here. You will be getting more accomplished elsewhere.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
@HazySue Exactly. I need to start today! Right after coffee. or Sometime.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@paigea ha,ha,ha,ha......
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@KristenH (24063)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 Dec 15
Way to go, Susan. I'm with you.... drinking tea or hot cocoa! I'll try to be active next month between edits and writing and reading and life in general. If I can't make payout every month, I aim for every 2 months instead, split it 50/50.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@KristenH I like the way you think. Setting goals that are possible to reach help take some of the stress out of your life, at least it does for me.
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@KristenH (24063)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 Dec 15
@HazySue Thank you!
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
29 Dec 15
Sounds a wonderful goal to do, I'm drinking coffee all the time and I know I need to cut down on drinking it.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@kevin1877uk I find coffee is the one thing that I just can't give up entirely. If I drink even one less cup it is a help.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
30 Dec 15
@HazySue Yeah I know what you mean, its hard to go within coffee for too long. Yeah drink one less would help, not got a clue how much I drink, need to count.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
30 Dec 15
I think you can set a goal so that you can measure your success. You can use the number next to your user name as a starting point. At least you can choose to write more posts or write more comments. Whatever it is, the number will increase.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@scheng1 I know me. Once I get back to working every day I will be less likely to have the time to commit to a number. I am committing to doing more writing and I know I can do that, even if it is only one post.
• Philippines
30 Dec 15
My goal is to use mylot as much as possible for me to learn new things that can help me in life. And in turn get more discussions and responses in the next year.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@jvincent_129 great goal. I know you can do it.
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@Shiva49 (12977)
• Singapore
30 Dec 15
My goal is more to understand the site and its members so that I can spread some cheer - siva
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@Shiva49 I like your goal. Get ready to accomplish it.
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@TRBRocks420 (77498)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Dec 15
I have been cutting down a little on my coffee intake too, because when I drink too much. I end up staying up way too late.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@TRBRocks420 that's what happens to me. So, I will be cutting out that after dinner cup of coffee.
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
Lol - you should easily be able to reach your goals! I don't set goals at all.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@jaboUK I set goals to give myself a little challenge.
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@anh101 (1380)
30 Dec 15
Well, i love both tea and coffee but i drink more tea in a day than coffee. How many cups per day are enough for you? Do you love instant coffee?
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@anh101 I drink 3 cups in the morning, a couple in the afternoon, and one after supper, 6 all together. Even if I only cut out one day a day to begin with it will be a help to my kidneys. I don't drink instant coffee, never developed the taste for it.
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@anh101 (1380)
30 Dec 15
@HazySue then how do you make coffee? what kind of coffee maker do you use? May be my coffee making style is different than yours. I make it use a pod and using sweeties with coffee, not really milk but sweetie milk
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@anh101 I have a Mr. Coffee and I make it by the pot. Right now I am putting Glucerna in it to flavor it. Glucerna is make for diabetics, it helps keep your carbs steady.
@mommaj (22768)
• United States
29 Dec 15
You should definitely be able to reach your goals. I try to set goals. They have to be achievable ones like you set.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@mommaj I find if I set the little goals I am still moving towards a bigger goal. At least I am going in the right direction.
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@mommaj (22768)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@HazySue I can see that. You set a big goal for the year and then, make little goals to get you there. I guess I do that in a way.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
1 Jan 16
@mommaj exactly. I find it easier when I approach it in small steps.
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@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
30 Dec 15
Yes, I'd like to lose some weight and learn languages. By the way the idea of writing is a good one.
@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@Rick1950 I also need to loss weight and would love to learn another language.
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
30 Dec 15
@HazySue Then go ahead! I forgot to mention that I also would like to finish reading "don Quijote".
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
30 Dec 15
I am also a coffee lover. But don't write anything while enjoying my coffee.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@shshiju I don't know why but it feels as though having a cup of coffee in my hand helps me think.
@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
30 Dec 15
@HazySue It really boost your nerves Lol
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
29 Dec 15
For the next month, I'll be focusing also on myLot. 5 days a weeks and at least 5 hours a day. It feels so great to interact with intelligent people around the world and at the same time earning with your interactions
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@trivia79 I wish I had that kind of time to spend here. Unfortunately after I get home from a full day of work I sometimes am too tired to do it.. Good luck with your goal.
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
30 Dec 15
@HazySue Thanks. I am a full-time employee also. It so happens that i can access this site during my leisure time or whenever i get bored. At least I don't have to open my myLot account in an internet cafe hehe
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• India
29 Dec 15
to say it frankly,when ever i will set a goal about one particular thing,i don't know why it does'nt happen to me.But when ever i will do things at the last moment i just get more then better results.Don't know why it happens.Best regards to you,so that you achieve all your goals and they come true.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@chocolatenightingale maybe the goals you set for yourself are not as attainable as the ones I set for me. Try little goals, write them down, and work towards them.
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• India
30 Dec 15
@HazySue sure i will try it
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