I hear ya! For me the key is to keep it small, then I might actually do it, and then I've actually done something, which is better than nothing. When days or full, or I'm overwhelmed...I just completely don't do the big tasks.
for your 5 minutes a day--I have posted on my wall--from messies anonymous- "Never undererstimate the inevitability of gradualness" --gradualness is good!
But hey, look at me tonight (Friday)---I did DOUBLE my task --not just 5 pieces of laundry, but TEN!! Wahoo!
JUST FOR Saturday--5 more pieces of laundry put away AND put away 5 clean dishes.
with a limited amount of energy, my "just for today" challenge is to start getting rid of the things that are in the bedroom that do not need to be here. I am going to work five minutes a day on this project. I hope it doesn't take as long as I am thinking but starting is always the hardest part for me.
Good job everyone. Don't be afraid to make your goals SMALL (in others' eyes), as long as it's moving forward for you.
I washed my 5 dishes today--Sunday. :o) Actually put away the dry ones and washed way more than 5. Good! The goal got me started.
For Monday--put away 10 dry dishes! (sometimes I can go a week without doing dishes--these little goals keep me moving, and feeling like I'm keeping up somewhat.)
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I did not do my challenge yesterday, so am carrying it over for today (is that not a procrastinator's mantra?). I did my waling today, went to Country Day here in town, walked almost steady for over 2 hours. Am now painting the LR. I need to unpack a box (got one picked out) and do my writing (did that last night, however). I will make my challenge today, I believe. Evelyn
yay, good job everyone. Pick one thing that works for you.
And yes--this is NOT about setting a huge goal--it is about setting something small enough that it is easily doable... something is always better than nothing, right? Personally, I do intend to try to have one several times in a week--most every day if possible--just to keep me going--usually housework things for me.
It's Saturday night here, I'm super overwhelmed with a huge paper... my ONE GOAL for Sunday is to wash 5 dirty dishes! (now that IS small (o: )
Brush and mop all downstairs rooms. Might not sound a lot but it's quite a challenge when you have a hypo active nearly 2 yr old. I like the idea of a one day challenge i think we should do it everyday.
Yes Pokeylvr1--everyone is welcome! Thanks for joining!
Just a tip--set the goals small and manageable, maybe even smaller than you really want to do.
Mine today--was 15 minutes of dishes==YAY did it. Actually, I had hoped to do more... but it I had "do all the dishes" as my goal--I probably would have stayed away from that pile. I did 15 minutes. That's progress. It's not complete, but something was better than nothing.
I turned 59 on Monday and I realized that for the past 49 years I have said to myself, "Just for today I'll cheat on my diet and then I'll start a diet tomorrow." Well, I've been overweight since I was 10 years old and I think I'm about out of todays.
Anyway, what i'm really doing is trying to chance my lifestyle and not call changing my body mass dieting. So, now I'm living one day at a time and saying, "just for today I'm going to be honest about what I eat and how much I exercise and record it on Spark Pages." Maybbe on August 10 2010 My just for today won't be filled with regrets for all the lost todays.
My ONE THING (for 30 points) is: -- Put away the study project books and papers.
Bonus items (for 5 points each): (ha...I'm off today, so I have extra time--don't know which ones I'll actually do...so I listed extra) -- Put away dry dishes -- Wash dirty dishes -- Wash sheets & duvet cover -- put away laundry off the bed -- Sweep and mop floors
Anyone else up for building success reaching small and short-term goals?
Our challenges is to set ONE "must do" thing for today, and then do it. It should be something the is important for you, not too hard to do. Maybe it is drinking water. Maybe it is folding laundry. Maybe it is to put 5 items away where they belong.
Yes, you can add a couple other things to your list, but they don't count as much as the ONE THING.
Let's give ourselves a point system--for motivation. And I'm going to keep track of my points for the week.
POINT SYSTEM: 1. 30 points for your ONE MAIN ITEM (only one--make it simple and do-able) 2. Bonus points: 5 for each extra item done on the list.
Each day--post your goal, then do it and come back and tell us how you did.
2009-11-23 NOTE: We're not much doing the "point system", just ONE THING is enough. :o)
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