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1/23/13 11:00 A

@RCA: I suppose there's no direct correlation between the two but of the introverts I know (my gf is one of them) this oidea of bein afraid to act on something sems to be consistent.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
1/23/13 8:25 A

These were great, thanks for sharing KJ

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
1/22/13 4:37 P

This is a good list. I've been trying to focus more on #22 Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. It's amazingly easy to take what you have for granted when you're looking toward what you want.

But, KJ, #7 has nothing to do with introversion (or vice versa).

1/22/13 3:31 P

#7) "Stop being scared to make a mistake."

I often wonder if this is why introverts are the way they are...

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1/18/13 11:21 A

I'm with ObiesMom2...I have to learn to start saying "no" and say it with meaning. I have one friend in particular who volunteers for things and thinks that I will automatically go along. She can be fun to be with but on the other hand...I sometimes pick up the phone wondering "what now"?

CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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1/18/13 11:18 A

#15 Stop trying to compete against everyone else.

I find that I am constantly doing this, comparing my job, my fitness level, my "stuff," where I'm at in life etc. I really need to work on this.

Great article, Thanks for posting!

1/18/13 10:36 A

#6) "Stop trying to hold onto the past"

I have fond memories of eating FRIED chicken and other "comfort" foods and I still long for those days but I gotta let's not so tough now as it once was because I've been letting go of my old bad food thought habits.

I once told my Mom something that she took as hurtful, she's been gone since 2005 and I wished I had cleared that up with her before she passed. I just gotta let it go now....

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/17/13 1:55 P

None of those really apply to me. I will fall into those traps occasionally but not often. What I mainly need to do is to stop eating too much. Just because I like a meal so much, I don't have to overeat. It is not my Last Supper.

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,723
1/17/13 12:43 P

That is a great article. One of the things I need to stop doing is #8 berrating myself for past mistakes - it totally doesnt help anything! The lesson has been learned.

1/17/13 11:44 A

#5 in the article is:
"Stop trying to be someone you’re not."

I am short (5'6") and of average intelligence, so a few years ago when I started to accept these facts my life changed tremendously, my confidence shot up, I gained control of my diabetes, lost weight and started to lift weights for muscle mass and all because I stopped trying to be someone else.

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1/16/13 2:21 P

I see I need to do some reading. Thanks

1/16/13 2:20 P

#4) from the article:
"Stop putting your own needs on the back burner."

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
1/16/13 2:16 P

I need to stop biting my nails

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (240,959)
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1/16/13 2:05 P

I need to stop saying YES when folks volunteer me for something - did much better with that this year at our annual planning meeting

and I need to stop beating myself up for things I've said or done that I regret. They play over and over in my head. I'm not always the quickest to forgive others (depends on the issue), but I'm way worse at forgiving myself. Hey...LET IT GO!

LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
1/16/13 1:36 P

KJ- I've had to do the same thing. I feel bad, as we're all here on this journey together, but if you're dragging me down with a bad attitude or doing things I don't necessarily agree with (in the extreme, such as eating too little, overexercising) I'll cut you out of my SP life.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
1/16/13 1:24 P

I will not write 30 but 3 I will.
1. Stop finding excuses to over indulge thinking tomorrow I will make up for it.
2. Stop putting off increasing my exercising
3. Stop staying out running around on weekends so far from home because it causes me to eat out. I want to cook myself and eat at home.

1/16/13 1:13 P

LOL, I didn't see that on the list from the article, maybe it ought to be, I get gassy when I eat those delicious veggies.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (337,876)
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1/16/13 1:10 P

cauliflower cheese

1/16/13 12:56 P

Yup, that's #7 on the list.

For me, personally, I have always had the guts to "go for it" at the risk of looking foolish and/or whatnot so no problems there for me.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/16/13 12:53 P

Stop being scared to make a mistake

1/16/13 12:44 P

#3 is "Stop lying to yourself"
– You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.

I can say to others I am following a strict diet but I know I had that extra slice of pie which is why I'm up a half a pound.

1/15/13 5:59 P

#2 is "Stop running from your problems"

This dang fat isn't gonna melt away by itself if I ignore it and neither will my responsibilities.

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1/15/13 5:06 P

Nay-sayers are my main problem my mom in law is the worse she knows I cut high calorie food out but she still sends junk home with my man and her reply to my whole change is there is no sense in it, I don't think its worth the time. have a piece of this cake or have a soda..
and being a relative it really hard to stay away.

So I just say NO.. to negative food pusher.. emoticon

1/15/13 1:29 P

The first one listed in the article is
"Stop spending time with the wrong people."
The wrong people means to me people who suck the life right out of me. The constant nay-sayers, the negative ones who ALWAYS find something wrong with what I/you/we do.

There are several SP members who I have had to cut right out of my spark life here and few in real life, too.

HONEYFLOWER43 Posts: 1,420
1/15/13 11:30 A

mindlessly snacking

1/15/13 11:17 A

LOL, my original post got reported because I copied & pasted the entire article and even though I gave it credit to where I got it from I was still in copyright violation according SP bad.

These are GREAT!

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