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Monday, July 8, 2013

What is the Time Challenge?



People have been asking on my Facebook Page what’s the Time Challenge all about. So here are a few question and answers to help you understand it better:

What is the Time Challenge?
It is a challenge to help us change or improve the way we manage our time.

How does it work?
The Time Challenge consists of tasks that are sent to all participants every week. The completion of these tasks is monitored by me and the other partners. All participants must strive to complete the task given by the end of each week. Those who don’t will get eliminated from the Challenge by the end of the month.

How did it all start?
Click here to know more.

Are you an expert?
No. I’m just like everyone else who is fighting to do the most they can with the time they have. And just like them, I’m fighting to use my time in a way that allows me to do what I must and what I want.

Who can participate?
Anyone who struggles with time management. All they need to do is register ;)
They have to be ready to be challenged and to persevere until they get the results they want.

How do I register?
Just click here.

We have a new round starting every 3 months. The next will start in September and will be the last one for 2013. So, if you want to participate, hurry! There are only few spots left.

Got more questions about the Challenge?

Ask them in the comments below.


91 comments:

  1. For this week's challenge, I have been improving and had more time to do more stuff..
    My distractions are the internet, fb, and television..
    I will work on my "distractions" when I have everything completed.. In the night or evening..
    This has helped me, have more time.. :)
    Pressing Forward!

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    1. Internet is the worst isn't it Denise? lol

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  2. Ms. Castro.
    Everyday I need to write on your blog how many frogs I ate?
    Btw I will be using a notepad in this time challenge :)

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    1. Hi Estella, I replied you on Facebook :)

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  3. For the past few weeks I haven't been to distracted, since I'm participating in a challenge. So I decided to cut off TV, Music, twitter and Facebook(only use when needed for youth group). SO I have had more time in my hands. But soon this challenge I am in will end, and so I have to be able to manage those "distractions". I would like to get done what has to be done in the morning, so that way at night or evening I could do what I want. For example, watch a movie, spend time with family, or etc.. I want to also have a limit to how many times I do certain things a week, that is a distraction for example, watching a movie. so that way I can be more focused on important things.

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  4. I've done my list on the notepad. I think it's better like that.
    And, I've already done one of them. But there is some of them, I really don't know how I'm going to do them. Lol
    I look forward to see the others challenge. :)

    PS : I'm a French girl, so I'm sorry for my English ! :)

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  5. Hello Ms. Raphaela I chose do my list in the pocket diary.

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  6. Olá Dona Raphaela eu decidi fazer a minha lista em dois locais, no tablet pois ando sempre com ele e caso não leve o meu caderno possa sempre consultar.
    Esta a ser muito interessante pois tenho estado a fazer muitas tarefas que tinha deixado para trás e é muito interessante como uma lista pode facilitar certas coisas no nosso dia-a-dia.

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    1. Ah com certeza Ana :) Me ajuda MUITO!!

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  7. Olá, por enquanto vou fazer minhas listas num caderno mas quero mesmo achar um aplicativo legal ou entao um arquivo que eu possa acessar do meu celular porque eu estou sempre com ele. Minhas primeiras listas fiz numa planilha mas não é muito prático porque não estou sempre com acesso a elas.

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    1. Debora, tem um aplicativo chamado OmniFocus. Ele é bem legal se você quer usar o computador e o telefone ;)

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  8. For some reason my comments aren't showing hopefully this one works.. I will be using the note pad as my organization method :)

    Mayela

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  9. This week I had a lot of distractions like watching tv be ending in Facebook and twitter a lot that I didn't have a chance to clean and do other things that I need to do to but this week I manage to clean and do the things in to do list without any distractions. :)

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  10. These past months, days it was always hard for me to wake up in the morning before I'll be waking up almost in noon or 10ish or 11ish and I never get things done in time... and it affect in my life and my grades at school :/... so this week I finally ate that hugest nasty boring frog. :) and it was awesome! Cause I get to do the things i havent complete such as praying, meditate in the word of god, clean, the Godllywood challenge, , and more :p

    :D

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  11. Hi Mrs. Raphaela!

    I appreciate this Time Challenge so much. Though, I ate 5 frogs this week, but still, I'm not that happy with the results, because I believe the important lesson that I want to learn from this week's challenge is on how to manage to do them with the "least time consumed" possible--which I still can't manage to do :I


    But I'm still not losing hopes for it though! :)

    Thanks,
    Jhestine

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  12. Hi Mrs Raphaela :)

    For the first task I chose to use a notebook as sometimes I do use my phone for notes but it doesn't always work out so I'de rather write things down.

    So far I am loving the challenge..even for me to discipline myself to DO the task was hard lol! Because so many meetings and other things were happening this week that I just didn't have a spare moment so I had to MAKE a spare moment.

    Do I send week 2 task this week or do I send it next week? I started late as you gave me a second chance :D (I was so happy lol) So I am not sure when do i send week 2 is it today or next week?? xx Jo-Anne

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  13. I am not sure whether I am supposed to write task now but I will do it because I don't think I will have time later.

    I only got to identify the frogs on my list as I got the task late.

    But it really already helped me to prioritise my time, what is important and what can go on hold for a bit. So I am going to have to actually eat the frogs next week as this week as I got the task late.

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  14. Hello Ms Raphaela

    I chose to do my list with my smartphone. He is always with so there is no way for me to forget a task ! =D

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  15. I think it goes here,

    Things I want to work on are getting a new birth certificate, a social security card (I lost both) and getting my high school diploma because I never went to pick it up and it's gona cause me problems. I've been wanting to do all three but kept postponing it

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  16. Projects I have to work on are getting my drivers licence, a car, and getting into a different college.

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  17. Task #2:
    I have been better analyzing the things I need to do. Since Im using a notebook it's easier to see my list. Now with the frog method I am really noticing the things I tend to leave for later because I just don't want to do at that time because I know they tend to take longer. So I'm starting to do what will take longer first thing in the morning with my mind clear and ready to work :))

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  18. Task #21
    Project I will be working on is getting a job. Get my own car. Then getting my drivers license. Learn to speak portuguese.

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  19. Task #3
    Today I had 8 frogs to eat, but I manage to eat 5 frogs.

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  20. Hello
    Today,Tuesday 23rd, I had 7 frogs to eat and I ate 6 frogs.

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  21. Task #3
    Today I had 10 frogs to eat, but I only manage to eat 8 frogs.

    P.s .. it wasn't easy :p

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  22. On Monday I had 10 ugly frogs to eat and I only ate 3 of them. Yuck! Hate mondays.

    On Tuesday I had 7 frogs to eat and I managed to eat 6 of them

    As for Wednesday I have 10 to eat and since today is Wednesday I will be on it already because I don't want them in my plate no more

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  23. Task#3
    Today I had 12 frogs to eat, but today I only to manage to eat 8 frogs

    .... these frogs were so ugly the hugest to be eated :p... but didn't eat them all O.O

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  24. Task#3
    Today I had to eat 12 frogs, but today I sadly only ate 6 :/

    today I didn't even try my best.... ughhhh

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  25. Hi Mrs. Raphaela,

    Week #3 tasks:

    On Monday, I had 5 frogs, but I didn't eat any.
    On Tuesday, I had 9 frogs but I managed to eat only 6.(improving :)
    On Wednesday, I had 8 frogs, but I managed to eat only 4. (hmmm...)
    On Thursday, I had 7 frogs, but I managed to eat 4 only.
    Today, I had 6 frogs but I only managed to eat 1 frog.

    This strategy is very nice Mrs. Raphaela, it's effective so far and easy to do not complicated like others I've known before.

    Thanks! :)
    -Jhestine

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  26. It's a bit hard to achieve them all at once in the morning, but I know, first times are always like this. :D

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  27. For task #22 I'm choosing to get a drivers license

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  28. Task #3
    Today I had to eat 11 frogs, but today I only manage to eat 8 frogs.

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  29. Hello Mrs Raphaela,

    On Wednesday I had 7 frogs and I didn’t eat any. =(
    On thursday I had 9 frogs to eat but I managed to eat 5 of them
    On friday I had 8 frogs to eat but I managed to eat 5 of them

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  30. Hi Mrs Raphaela,

    On Monday, I had 2 frogs but I eat one of them.
    On Tuesday, I had 3 frogs but I eat two of them.
    On Wednesday, I had 3 frogs but I eat two of them.
    On Thursday, I had 3 frogs but I eat two of them.
    On Friday, I had 2 frogs but I eat one of them.
    On Saturday, I had one frog and I eat it !

    Friday, I was angry with me because, almost the time, during this week (until Friday Lol) I only eat some of them, not at all. So for Saturday, it was with revolt that I eat my frog ! I know it's strange to be happy for a little things. But it's like a little victory that I win ... :)

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  31. Hi Mrs. Raphaela!

    On Saturday I had 7 frogs, but I only managed to eat 5 of them.
    Today, Sunday, I had 7 frogs but I only ate 3 of them...

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  32. Hi :)

    On Sunday, I had 2 frogs but I managed one of them.

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  33. Task#3
    Saturday I had to eat 8 frogs, but I only manage to ate 4...
    Yuck that day wasn't my day :p
    Sunday I had to eat 7 frogs but I only ate 4 frogs,...

    I realize that I wasn't doing my best this week but being lazy n not determined. .. but I'm going to change that! :D n I will eat those horrific frogs! :)

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  34. Task#3
    I had to eat 11 Frogs, but today I only ate 8 Frogs :) ...

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  35. Hi Mrs Raphaela,

    On saturday I had 10 frogs but I managed to eat 5 frogs
    On Sunday I had 11 frogs but I managed to eat 5 frogs
    On Monday I had 11 frogs but I only managed to eat 4 frogs
    On Wednesday I had 11 frogs but I only managed to eat 3 of them =(
    On Thursday I had 6 frogs but I only managed to eat 1 frogs

    Not proud of this week

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  36. Task#3
    Tuesday I had 9 frogs but only ate 6 Frogs.
    Wednesday I had 12 frogs but I only manage to ate 5 frogs.
    Thursday I had 10 frogs but I only ate 6 frogs.
    Friday I had 12 frogs byt I only to manage to ate 4 frogs.
    Saturday I had 11 frogs but I ate only 5 1/5 frogs .:/
    And Sunday I had 13 frogs but only ate 8 of them.

    Last week wasn't my best, I hate when this happens going back to the old habit, but I won't late this stop me! I will just do what I need to do n my best eating those ulgy frogs! :D


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  37. Hi Mrs. Raphaela,

    On July 29, I had 7 frogs, but I only managed to eat 4.
    On July 30, I had 7 again but I only ate 6.
    On July 31, I had 22 frogs ( really a lot!) but I only ate 9... -_-
    On August 1, I had 2 frogs, I only ate 1.
    On August 2, I had 4 frogs, I only ate 3.
    On August 3, I had 4 frogs, but I didn't eat any.
    On August 4, I had 4 frogs, but I only ate 3.
    On August 5, I had 16 frogs, but I only ate 9.
    On August 6, I had 4 frogs, but I only ate 3.
    On August 7, I had 5 frogs, but I only ate 4.

    I like the technique you've taught us Dona, because so far, it's what's effective for me.

    Thanks!
    Jhestine

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  38. On wednesday I had 10 frogs and. I ate 5 of them.
    On Thursday I had 8 and I ate 3 of them
    On Friday I had 8 frogs and ate 4 frogs
    On Saturday I had. 8 frogs and I ate 3
    On sunday i had 10 frogs and I ate 4 of them
    Finally my frog eating list is up :)

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  39. I forgive you Mrs Raphaela. :)

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  40. Hi Mrs Raphaela,

    I forgive you !

    On friday I didn't eat any frogs =(
    On saturday I had 9 frogs and I ate 4 of them
    On sunday I had 8 frogs and I ate 7 of them
    On monday I had 7 frogs and I ate 5 of them
    On tuesday I had 10 frogs and I ate 5 of them
    On wednesday I had 8 frogs and I ate 3 of them
    On thursday I had 9 frogs and I managed to eat 7 of them
    On friday I had 7 frogs and I managed to eat 4 of them

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  41. Time Challenge - 21 days to lock-in my new habit. I’m in! :)

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  42. Hello Mrs Raphaela

    A little change : I've decided to do my list with a notebook.
    I'm more than ready to lock-in my new habit ^^
    It's difficult but yes I can do it

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  43. Day 1 of the 21 days - Yesterday I had 14 frogs but a surprise frog showed up in the morning and threw me completely off course. So I only managed to eat 5 :(

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    1. It's okay Mrs. Raphaela, we go through situations like that. Tine management can be very unpredictable,

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  44. Day 1 of the 21 Days- Yesterday I had 13 frogs to eat and I only ate 6 frogs. UGH! Many things came up but, I did everything to eat as many frogs I could.

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  45. Day 2 of the 21 days: Today I had 16 frogs to eat and I only manage to eat 10 frogs, today morning didn't get to eat some the frogs of the morning -_- but I didn't let that stop me to eat the rest of the frogs. by not letting how I feel I succeed eating those horrific frogs! :D

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  46. Hi Mrs. Raphaela! Day 1 of the 21 days: yesterday,I had 9 frogs but the typhoon burst up in our country so our company's administration had to advice us to get back home, so I was not able to do the frogs that were supposed to be done at work and end up eating only 2 frogs.

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  47. Day 2 of the 21 days - So yesterday I had 11 frogs and managed to eat 5 1/2. I was certain I would be able to eat at least 2 more before the day was over, but no...

    Pressing forward!

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  48. Day 2 of 21 days: Yesterday I was not able to write down my tasks, and it feels bad. But today as of Day 3 of the 21 days: I had 6 frogs, I have managed to eat 3 already before lunch, and still have 3 more to count to finish before the day ends. I'll post the update if I was successful today or not if not tonight maybe tomorrow morning. :)

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    1. I only ate 3 frogs last Day 3 of the 21 days.

      Day 4: I had 10 frogs and only ate 8 frogs. :)
      Day 5: I had 10 frogs but only ate 6 frogs.

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  49. Day 3 of the 21 days - I had 10 frogs but ate only 3 1/2 O_o

    One of the frogs was a giant and it took me from morning until 1:30 in the afternoon. I couldn't work much on the others, but boy it felt good to eat that giant frog!

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  50. Hi Mrs Raphaela
    Week 1 of the 21 days - I had 3 frogs but ate only one ...

    One of the frogs that I had to eat was very important but I always didn't do it because of lazyness. So I choose to do it during this week. And I have almost finish it.
    And I should do it everyday in my life. I'm glad of me because I start it but i should keep this habit ... And I thrive this challenge to keep this habit. :)

    Ps : It's very difficult to me to be connect everyday cause I'm in Africa for now (vacation). So I make an effort to be connect at least 3 times per week but it's very hard. Please don't eliminate me ...

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  51. Day 2 of the 21 days: I had 15 frogs but, I was only able to eat 4 of them.

    Day 3 of the 21 days: I had 15 frogs and I only manage to eat 7 of them.

    I decided I was going to eat all of my frogs no matter what. As the day would go by I would see that I wouldn't eat not even half of my frogs. Then,I passed them on to the next day and the next, it's the 4th day of the 21 days and some of the same frogs are still there. Today, will be the end of those hunting frogs hahahaha :)

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  52. Day 4 of the 21 days - I had 12 frogs and ate only 6... oh my, my, my...

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  53. Day 3 of the 21 days, I had 17 frogs but only ate 11 them :p just tooo many!...
    Day 4 of the 21 days, I had 13 frogs but only to manage to ate 8 1/2 frogs xD ....

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  54. Day 5 of the 21 days - I had 6 frogs and I ate 5 of them. It was a " good" day but the challenge is really hard for me. I really have to push myself to do my list every evening.

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  55. Day 5 of the 21 days - I had 17 frogs to eat that day (sooo many frogs) but I only ate about 10 of them.... :/

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  56. Day 6 of the 21 days - I had 9 frogs to eat but I only ate 4 of t hem

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  57. Day 6 of the 21 days - I had 13 Frogs but only ate 7 Frogs :D

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  58. Day 4 out of the 21 days:: I had 19 frogs and ate 10 frogs.

    Day 5 out of the 21 days: I had 15 frogs and I ate 11 frogs.

    Day 6 of the 21 days: I had. 10 frogs. And ate 8 frogs

    Day 7 of the 21 days: I had 15 frogs and I was only able to eat 1 frog. WOW. Yes I had one called GIANT frog come up. I ate it. And it feels really good!

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  59. Hi Mrs Raphaela !

    Day 7 of the 21 days - I had 9 frogs and ate only 8 =D

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  60. Hello Mrs Raphaela, my experience had been good in this challenge & also the checklist has helped more oraganizied in what I have to do... pressing forward :)

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  61. Day 7 of the 21 days - I had 17 frogs to eat O.o
    but I only manage to eat 10 :)

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  62. Day 8 of the 21 days - I had to eat 17 frogs but only ate 12 of them. :p

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  63. Day 9 of the 21 days- I had to eat 13 frogs but I only ate 8 1/2

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  64. Day 8 of the 21 days : I had 12 frogs but I managed to eat 7 of them

    Day 9 of the 21 days : I had 9 frogs to eat but I managed to eat 5 of them

    Day 10 of the 21 days : I had 6 frogs to eat but I managed to eat 3 of them only ;(.

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  65. This week I realise that the success of the challenge is also a matter of obedience. Nobody forced me to do the challenge but I made it because I want to be a better woman and be able to managed my time in other to be please God !

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  66. Day 10 of the 21 days - I had 15 frogs but only ate 12 of them
    Day 11 of the 21 days - I had 16 frogs but only ate 7 of them.

    I realize I wasn't even doing my best. Its not easy at all.

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  67. Last week I was running around everywhere some old frogs came up. Everything was on my list. Written down and then the frogs came up. Good thing I didn't let them control me I chose to eat them up.
    Day 8 of the 21 days: I had 10 frogs and I managed to eat 5 of them.
    Day 9 of the 21 days: I had 7 frogs and I ate 2 frogs.
    Day 10 of the 21 days: I had 6 frogs. And I ate2 of them
    Day 11 of the 21 days: I had 9 frogs. And I ate 5 of them.
    day 12 of the 21 days: I had 12 frogs and I ate 6 of them
    Day 13 out of the 21 days: I had 5 frogs and ate the most important one which was 1.
    Day 14 out of the 21 days: I had 4 frogs and I ate 1 too.

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  68. For this task, I've not managed to perfect it, but it's so far the most effective method among the different previous methods I was researching and applying.

    For the 21 days habit, here are the frogs I've managed to do:

    Day 6 (of the 21 days): I had 10 frogs but managed to eat only 8.
    Day 7(of the 21 days): I had 10 frogs but managed to eat only 6.
    Day 8(of the 21 days): I did not manage to do the task. :(
    Day 9 (of the 21 days): I had 5 frogs but managed to eat only 3.
    Day 10 (of the 21 days): I had 17 frogs but managed to eat only 4.
    Day 11 (of the 21 days): I had 11 frogs but managed to eat only 8.
    Day 12 (of the 21 days): I had 9 frogs but managed to eat only 5.
    Day 13 (of the 21 days): I had 6 frogs but managed to eat only 3.
    Day 14 (of the 21 days): I had 8 frogs but managed to eat only 5.
    Day 15 (of the 21 days): I did not manage to do the task again. :(
    Day 16 (of the 21 days): I had 13 frogs but managed to eat only 9.

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  69. Day 18 of the 21 days. I had 16 frogs to eat but today I only ate 11 frogs

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  70. Hi Mrs Raphaela ! :)
    Week 2 - I had 9 frogs to eat and I ate all of them.

    Week 3 : Monday : I had 13 frogs to eat but I only ate 8.

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  71. Hi !

    Day 11 : I had 10 frogs to eat but I managed to eat only 4 of them

    Day 12 : I had 10 frogs to eat as well but I managed to eat 5 of them

    Day 13 & 14 was awful...

    Day 15 : I had 12 frogs to eat but I managed to eat 6 of them

    Day 16 : I had 11 frogs to eat but I only managed to eat 5 of them

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  72. Day 19 of the 21 days I had 13 frogs but only ate 6 1/2
    Day 20 of the 21 days I had 12 frogs but only ate 6
    Day 21 of the 21 days I had 14 frogs but only ate 3 1/2 :/

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  73. Hello Mrs Raphaela,

    Day 17 : I had 11 frogs but I managed to eat 8 of them
    Day 18 : I had 10 frogs bit I managed to eat 5 of them

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  74. Hi Mrs Raphaela !

    Day 15 : I had 13 frogs to eat but I only ate 8
    Day 16 : I had 9 frogs to eat but I only ate 6
    Day 17 : I had 6 frogs to eat but I only ate 3
    Day 18 : I had 7 frogs to eat but I only ate 6
    Day 19 : I had 4 frogs to eat but I only ate 3

    We can do it ! :)

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  75. Day 15: I had 9 frogs and I ate 3 of them.
    Day 16: I had 15 frogs and I ate 12, I Alonso ate all of them.
    Day 17: I had 9 frogs and I ate 6 of them.
    Day 18: I had 11 frogs and I ate 8 of them.
    Day 19: I had 5 frogs and I ate 4 of them.
    Day 20: I had 5 frogs and I ate 2 of them.
    Day 21: I had 6 frogs and I ate 4 of them.
    Unfortunately I was sick the last week of the 21 days, so I wasn't able to do more than what I thought. What I did was have the most important frogs and ledt the ones aside that would be less bur that I will still eat. Yes it was hard to do it all the way to the end but, here I am, I'm finished...:)

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  76. Hello Mrs Raphaela !
    So glad to hear from you !
    May God bless you more.

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  77. Hi Mrs Raphaela, this weeks I have been eating my frogs and have applied every method taught to eat more and more frogs quickly...

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  78. Dear mrs raphaela, I am really excited to be a part of this challenge. I really need to master this challenge to of time management. The method i have chosen is to use an old notebook, as I too like to write and find it more practical to use. I posted this weeks task on your facebook page. One of the things I have found hard so far is actually finding the time to sit still and write the first list but this is just the beginning by the end of this I will be in a better position to manage my time. I cant wait to learn more xx

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