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So a while ago, I watched this video by CPG Grey (embeded here) about Themes! particularly how when it comes to new years resolutions, perhaps a vague theme is a better option than a highly specific goal.

I was very enamoured by this idea! and i thought "what better time to ask people about this than 8 months into they year?" think of it as a 4 month sampler idea ^^

So what theme will you adopt to improve yourself? share with me down below!

also, have a wonderful day <3


I'm gonna try to get in shape. I definitely lost a lot of muscle during the pandemic and I fell into bad habits.

I'm not very good at keeping a routine yet but I'm trying very hard.


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that's a wonderful theme, sherlock! i too need to get back into shape myself. pandemic makes it hard to keep up ><

in terms of cardio and physical strength, i'm doing fine. but i can safely say my diet is... not the best... and my waist line has shown that


Yeeeah. I got weighed and hit 205! I was frankly just disgusted in myself because I am not that tall.

I'm currently just wearing ankle weights and hoping my dumbbells come in soon. Changing my eating habits has been... a different kind of challenge.


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Year of 3d arts
Year of senior engineering
Year of strength training
Year of kobold

Lots of themes this year for me~


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Heh, I would actually be very happy to be at 205, but I am a rather tall and big bodied person in general ><

Ooh, you remind me that I also have ankle weights and a weighted vest! I should dig them out of storage!

Why does food have to taste so good ><

That's a lot of themes! It seems your year will be a theme of themes!


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> me on my New year's resolution the second week of January

Honestly, though. Self help is not something I go with.
I just do whatever inspires me at the moment.


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The same as every year, James.

Pretending I am actually gonna do any better at anything than last year and immediately wiping out, then failing to attempt again.


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well in the video, CPG goes over why people fail their resolutions, and it often because it's either too specific, or has a high level of failure, or both!

that's why the theme idea is interesting! it's vague where a lot of different things could be considered going in that direction, and the level for success is low!

like if you had the theme of improving health, like doing a single pushup is still progress, and still in line with it. would you get much out of it, probably not, but it's about aiming in the general direction of progress!

then make the target more broad, and level of success something more manageable

something where the attempt is considred success


Implying I am capable of any level.



Clearly you need to make your year theme "failure". Then completely fail at doing that!


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Year of mental health
Year of writing.


Hmm, an interesting theory


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and when esh sits upon his throne with everything he could have ever wanted at his fingertips, he would gripe about how he failed his years theme :PP

those are lovely ideas! and i know that Mental Health and writing are on my list too ^^

>hugs and kajis <3

do you feel you are on the right path?


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I'm seeing a therapist and jotting stuff down.

Been kind of in a funk with mental health.


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that sounds like it would be very good for helping out mental health stuff ^^

i too understand, my mental health hasn't been the best recently, but it's been improving within the last month, and i'm grateful of that ^^

how has therapy been helping you feel?


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Joke's on you, I'm gonna fail at failing at failing.


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then congratulations on the successful failure!


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But I have still failed at what I wanted to succeed at in the first place!


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It isn't helping tbh.


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Year of healing
Also, year of more-than-usual-marijuana consumption apparently


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yes, but you succeeded the other task, even by technicality

and that makes you technically successful

the best kind of successful!

oh dear :(( how long have you been going to this particular therapist?

year of healing sounds like a great thing to aim for! after all the pain and struggling over the last couple years, i think everyone can use a a year of healing or two

and if you come to colorado, we got weed for days here :PP


I do not think I like your word-twisty ways!


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it's good to recognize success when it arises ^^


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There was no success!

Don't make me come over there!


Not very long, but I have been in and out of offices to kind of pick up when things are not working.


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if you succeed in coming over here, then great!

if you fail, then you succeeded in failing again!


hmmm, if you were to be there a bit longer, then would things shift?


You are making this difficult.

Also I would like to succeed in coming over there, I'd love to hang out with you.


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ooh i'd love to have you over!

we can hike around garden of the gods, and then pal around in Manitou!

and if you are feeling really spicy, we can hike the incline!


Unsure really.

I think I am just still hurting about recent news.


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I mean I'd love to see the area, and I don't mind walkin', but expect me to wipe out on an all out hike.


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ahh, processing and grief doesn't have a set timeline

>hugs and kajis <3

it will be okay, and take as much time as you need <3

garden of the gods is actually pretty flat and easy to walk around, so i think you'd be okay there

manitou incline would kill you tho




Althoguh I do attribute a willingness to walk as the main reason I am not fat beyond belief.

Oh! I actually finally got back to the gym.


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all the care and love sheep mom gives is deserved in turn <3

ooh nice! gonna get swol, esh?


I highly doubt that. I just want to eventually lose some gut.

I started going in June then after three weeks had like a full month of not going and now I am back in. I told you I suck at these "betterment" things.

I HAVE kept up the better food though.


My theme.

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