Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So today I went to a luncheon for PR industry professionals and a Success Coach was the speaker. She gave us a "Wheel of Life" with a circle and 12 slices made up into 12 areas of our life where we have goals. Then she also gave us a worksheet. We were to think of a person that we really admired and then to write down 5 characteristics of that person. I could not immediately think of a person but I started to write down the characteristics that I would like to have. Then I realized that I was talking about my friend Pat! The person I was thinking about was happy, had peace within, was friendly, giving and outgoing. And it was Pat. And those 5 things were things that I felt I struggle with. Then the speaker had us read the characteristics aloud and then said to look in the mirror because we would only recognize those characteristics in others if we had them ourselves!
Interesting. I felt I struggled with them, always working on them. Always pushing myself to get out of the house and be outgoing. My husband was out of town last night and I just hunkered down in the house with the dogs. ANd I thought to myself, if anything ever happened to him I would probably become a hermit. I would probably just hollow a space out in a chair and sit and watch TV all day. Or sleep.
I'm going through a rough time. If you can read between the lines. I just feel one level below normal and have to constantly fight it. I take meds for depression so I know this will pass but it is a struggle. So I was glad to go and hear the speaker at lunch today. In case you were wondering, the 12 items in the wheel of life are:
And you are supposed to have a vision statement for each item. She also said that at the end of the year, she always goes through with her clients, listing 100 items that you accomplished in the year. I would have a hard time coming up with 100 items of accomplishment. I probably have way more than that but just listing things like a successful job for a client just seems like my job anyway. Like I was supposed to do it anyway. I guess I don't give myself enough credit and it is a struggle to do so, like I'm bragging.
So I am going to work on my wheel of life and see what I can come up with. Later.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This month has me dragging on getting back to work. Still need to do a lot of bookwork with my business but I'm just not geared up to do it! Keep putting it off for things like taking a nap, and sewing and watching TV. But I'll get there. Just quietly though. Hubby is off to the doctor with his mother and tomorrow I have haircut duty and another doctor at 11:00 and then an eye exam for her on Thursday at 1:45. Phew. Doctor duty all in one week. She is 92 and seems like she needs to see doctors more and more often. So I have to fit in my stuff where I can. Hopefully after this week, I will feel more like doing what I'm supposed to be doing. January will be over before I realize the month started. Later.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I've heard of Flylady over the years but never ventured to check her out. I must be into the mode of seriously getting organized because this year, I did check her out and joined up. I downloaded her book while I was on the way back from Disneyworld and read it on my IPAD while riding. Whoa! My sink is clean and I am dressed down to the shoes and makeup! I am waiting for hubby to get her with the newspapers that we roll and deliver today and while waiting, I've moved and put away things from my bar hot spot, thrown magazines away and other stuff, and basically kept busy picking up. What's got into me I don't know but Flylady is FUN! There are plenty of other organizing sites out there but she is fun! And I like it to be fun. Making lists is not fun! But her system is fun!
While I was organizing the bar and cleaning it off, I made piles. I took all the quilting stuff I had been accumulating along with about 3 spools of thread back to the quilting room and put them away! Amazing. I put the Christmas stragglers away. I have a pile of fabric and other things to take to my quilt guild meeting tonight. I took things back to my office that were business related and put things away in the china cabinet. The dishwasher is washing dishes as we speak.
AS I said before, Flylady is fun! I haven't mentioned this to my husband yet. I'm just doing it and I will wait to see if he notices. In the meantime, I'm enjoying getting rid of stuff and putting it away. I plan to take a big bag to the goodwill.
So instead of racing around the house by the seat of my pants, picking things up haphazardly, I'm calmly dealing with them one at a time and finding a good home. I even have dinner planned. Later.
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