The crawling makes my shoulder region hurt, but that is because that is the main place where I carry my stress. Sometimes I take Advil, but not very often anymore. I used to live on Vicodin when my pain was so bad, and then I got off that and started taking 4 Advil at a time. Ridiculous, I know. I took 2 Advil yesterday, and I haven't had any today. I can't believe how much pain medication I used to have to take, and now I don't. It's wonderful!
Something else I've noticed is the importance of doing things in "chunks" of time. Instructional designers say to chunk information in online courses for students, but chunking works for a number of things. For instance, chunking my creeping and crawling is far better than doing it all at once. I take breaks. To do my 50 minutes of crawling, I'm doing five 10-minute sessions, which is the equivalent to 3 laps around my house five times. It works! Chunking works for grading assignments, writing papers, etc. I knew chunking made sense, but I'm really understanding the importance of it now. Small increments add up to major changes over time. And it's the ONLY way to build Brain Highways. If you don't get on the floor and do the brain work, the brain will not function more efficiently.
Although I've noticed many positive changes, I'm not even halfway to the 150-hour mark; yet I can't wait to see how much better my brain works by then. I can't even imagine! It is so exciting, which is why I had to set a new goal and revitalize myself. I'll be honest, creeping and crawling is arduous. It is boring, and I really dislike it sometimes, but I must continue because I know I won't have to do it forever. Small amounts add up. An hour a day adds up quickly! I could feasibly have 30 hours in a month with an hour a day. Even if I could get in 20 hours a month, I'd be thrilled!