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Title is self explanatory. Let's create some good energy! What's something you did today that you are proud of?
It can be something you've accomplished, someone you've helped, or something you overcame. Anything counts!
 

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Okay, I guess I'll go first.

Today I overcame my fear of bothering people, and did something I wanted instead. In this case it was texting one of my regularly busy friends (he snapped at me once, and ever since then I have a hard time feeling he will be annoyed if I text him).

So that's something I'm proud of today! Oh, and I cleaned my kitchen. What's something you did? :)
 

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Hi again @Sophi

I've had one of those weekends of absolutely nothing. The only thing I've went outside to do is mow the lawn... it's been bliss, but little scope for accomplishments.

None the less, my proud accomplishment today:
Took an ancient 11 year old Dell Vostro 200 desktop PC I acquired, threw some upgrades into it using components I had laying around, installed Windows 10, and turned it into the little old computer that could :)
(Using it now to post this).

Granted this is low on the scale of things to be proud of and accomplish, but it's made me smile.
 

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I made some pretty amazing Chicken Corn Soup. :proud:

Smol things. Big rewards.

Started the process of re-arranging the house for the big upcoming change in our future as well. :wink:
 

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Hi again @Sophi

None the less, my proud accomplishment today:
Took an ancient 11 year old Dell Vostro 200 desktop PC I acquired, threw some upgrades into it using components I had laying around, installed Windows 10, and turned it into the little old computer that could 🙂
(Using it now to post this).

Granted this is low on the scale of things to be proud of and accomplish, but it's made me smile.
That's so cool! My dad loves messing with electronics too. I'm surprised it could run Windows 10 lol. I think weekends are a great time to do something you like and be creative. 👍
 

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I made some pretty amazing Chicken Corn Soup. <img src="http://personalitycafe.com/images/smilies/1/proud.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Proud" class="inlineimg" />

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So this is a bit random but... Could you pm me your recipe? (if you want to share)? I've been wanting to start eating better and I'm looking for some winter soups. Also, very nice! Sounds like a good weekend to me.
 

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So this is a bit random but... Could you pm me your recipe? (if you want to share)? I've been wanting to start eating better and I'm looking for some winter soups. Also, very nice! Sounds like a good weekend to me.
It's so simple that there's just nothing to it.

1 large chicken breast (boneless/skinless)
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
Rosemary (I typically use dried up but fresh would be good too)
Garlic powder to taste
1 bag sweet corn
1 litre carton of chicken stock
1 buiollon chicken cube (if you use bone in chicken then you don't really need that)
I normally add water to fill the pot to the top (add spices to taste during the course of the cooking)
2-3 large eggs (I don't use eggs cuz wife doesn't like em)
Cook on high in a crock pot for 4-6 hours so the chicken gets nice and tender.
Shred the chicken and let it cook on low for an hour.

I sometimes add a little oil if the chicken is lean. (sesame works well)

Add freshly ground pepper and a touch of soy sauce in the serving if you like. :) Green onions are great and well.
 

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Something I'm proud of today (yesterday actually) is that after I got home from work, I went for a walk. Usually I take a nap, but I'm trying to break that habit. It was so beautiful out, and I think the walk really helped me focus, and get my scattered thoughts back together.

Then I stayed up until 1 am :frustrating: so I'm super tired today lol. But baby steps, right? The walk was good. I hope I can do it again today.
 

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This weekend I took part in my first ballroom dance competition! I've never done that before and it was a little intimidating honestly but I'm proud that I did it! I was definitely not the best and made some mistakes but it's okay because it's a good learning experience and I'm proud of myself for trying something I've always wanted to.
 

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This weekend I took part in my first ballroom dance competition! I've never done that before and it was a little intimidating honestly but I'm proud that I did it! I was definitely not the best and made some mistakes but it's okay because it's a good learning experience and I'm proud of myself for trying something I've always wanted to.
That sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. Now I need to find inspiration to go sky-diving like I always wanted to do.

Then I stayed up until 1 am :frustrating: so I'm super tired today lol. But baby steps, right? The walk was good. I hope I can do it again today.


Baby steps are good. Always good. I've been trying to work out a routine for myself since I was a child. Everytime I'm close to making a routine, I'm like "woo, I DID IT" and then celebrate to the point where there's no routine left and then I'm like .. wah da fuck did I just dooo ...
 

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Omg, do it! I went skydiving a few years back and it was awesome! I think the scariest part is the waiting and the seconds before jumping out and then after that it didn't feel that scary honestly going through the air, but that's just me. You should totally go for it. Nice to try things you've always wanted to and hey, we're not getting any younger. :) So if not now, when?!
 

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This weekend I took part in my first ballroom dance competition! I've never done that before and it was a little intimidating honestly but I'm proud that I did it! I was definitely not the best and made some mistakes but it's okay because it's a good learning experience and I'm proud of myself for trying something I've always wanted to.
Ballroom is so cool! It's definitely something I would like to try one day. :)
@SilentScream Routines are not my strong point. I know logically having a routine would help me. But it's really hard to create one, especially when I basically will drop everything if someone asks me to. I would love to know how other types do it lol. This is by far the closest I've gotten to having a "routine" and I still only get it right maybe twice a week.
 

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@Sophi, about routines... I wonder if you could ask a friend to go on a walk with you every Wednesday and Friday after work (or pick the days). I feel like if we know someone is counting on us, we don't want to let them down and you may end up being more consistent with your schedule then. Plus, it's fun to talk to a friend and get your thoughts out there in the universe / outside our minds, you know? Or if you want more alone time, maybe having a certain podcast you always listen to would be good so you have something to look forward to etc.
 

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Today I made some important decisions... I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I can freeze up when it's time to make a big decision.

But after wasting several days avoiding it, I finally forced myself to sit down and think it through today. I feel sooo much more at peace now. :proud:
 

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Today I made some important decisions... I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I can freeze up when it's time to make a big decision.

But after wasting several days avoiding it, I finally forced myself to sit down and think it through today. I feel sooo much more at peace now. &#55357;&#56836;
Big decisions usually send me off into a sort of "lets weigh up all the pros and cons" loop. Shudder to think how much time I waste sometimes when situations like that come up.

What am I proud of today... that I braved the 1 degrees Celsius temperatures and did my usual cycle into work. Also that I was the one doing all the overtaking of any other cyclists :smug:
 

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@orion83uk yeah, that Ti loop can be a nightmare. By the time I make a decision, I feel like there is something I missed, and then I freak out about making a mistake. So I tried to remind myself that the important thing is I made a decision. Whether it's a mistake or not is not as important, as the fact that I chose to quit waffling is what matters.

Nice job cycling to work! Way to stick to your guns.
 

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So recently I've been wanting to make some changes in my life, become a more disciplined person, etc. It's not easy for me (maybe it's our type lol) I've read before that ESFJs are really good at starting things, but not great at finishing things.

Well I've started journaling in the mornings now, right when I first get to work. Cause there is no way I'm getting up in time to do that at home in the morning. It's only been 2 days, so I don't know how it will go in the long term, but I'm pretty proud of that right now. I've found if my emotions are off kilter, I can't accomplish anything. So I'm happy that I've found something that helps me sort through my emotions, and get my thoughts in order so I can start my day well. :)
 

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It's a bit strange to post after yourself...but since the ESFJ forum is a bit empty these days, I might as well!

I had a Thanksgiving Party with my friends and got to make my Grandmother's peach cobbler. Sometimes I have anxiety, and the day before the party I didn't want to do anything, but I was able to push through and get started. The party came, and I was able to finish the food well in advance without any problems. So I'm really proud that I was able to think about my "future self," and work ahead instead of putting everything on me at the last minute.
 
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