The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker
molco's Life List
1. Learn Japanese
2. have a garden full of fresh herbs and vegetables to replace buying at the grocery store
3. find myself
4. find a best friend
5. simplify my life
6. read the top 100 books of all time
7. Read 1,000 books
8. learn arabic
9. grow my hair long
10. be a good person
11. practice zazen daily.
12. not be afraid
13. learn Russian
How I did it: I made a plan to learn a certain number of new kanji everyday plus some compound words and revieweverything with SRS (spaced repetition system) everday as well.That didn't really happened until the second year though. The first of the two years it took me I learned only about 100 kanji. But when I realized my insanely slow speed would take me about 10 years to get to 2000 I made the above plan and stuck to 5 kanji every day for half a yea… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I wrote each character at least 50 times. The first five times I wrote a new character I would make it as perfect as possible in order to develop good habits with stroke orders and all. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Except from when I was sick I have been reading several books a month for a while now. It's been easy because I'm an indoor person and I love to read:) Also, when you borrow a book from the library, I think it's a bit reckless coming back with it after a month having not read it; you keep others from reading it, and you wear it out. Read how I did it…
I just don’t see anymore why I have to keep this goal on my list. I’ll never look back again, I’ll never use this way to cope when I’m having a hard time. I will deal with wathever comes my way how it’s supposed to be dealt with.
Working out has been a huge help in my late recovery. It has truly made me able to shift my focus from my obsession with being thin. Yes, it’s a crutch, but that’s okay. I’m doing very good now.