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Bring it on

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Being stumped isn't always a negative. Hitting a hurdle force you to take a mental step back and view the problem from new angles. Ultimately, you're more apt to hit on a creative solution. So: embrace tough challenges; you'll leap emoticon ahead in life!

  
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MYFEETHURT 5/2/2012 10:28AM

  Just think....climbing over those bumps in the road helps build muscles! emoticon mary

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SHIROIHANA 5/2/2012 5:35AM

    Exactly... nobody can move forward if they aren't challenged once in a while.

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/1/2012 10:13AM

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REDHATSHAPELY1 5/1/2012 9:50AM

    I loved your blog! I never thought about hitting hurdles as an opportunity to re-think things. I realize you used the term hurdle instead of roadblock. I like that because a hurdle implies something that can be overcome. Thanks for the insight.
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RIKKI572 5/1/2012 9:08AM

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TWEETYKC00 5/1/2012 8:13AM

    challenge certainly can be a good thing when you handle them right.

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Injured

Monday, April 30, 2012

Yesterday morning, my friend started moving the car while I only had one foot inside. I fell down on the cement - injuring my left knee and left elbow. I thought I was ok, so we all went walking anyway - just a bit slower. I figured it would help to keep from becoming too stiff.

It didn't work, though. I am very, very, very sore this morning & finding it hard to get up and sit down & walk. I am staying home from work today - hopefully, I'll be better after a day of rest. Oh, and you should see the bruising on my left elbow! The knee is bruised, too, but not as much - it has a large goose egg on it, though.

Thank goodness this was not my right knee - the one I just had replaced 6 months ago! emoticon

  
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SHIROIHANA 5/2/2012 5:39AM

    You should have it checked out by your physician... it can be sprained for all we know. Hopefully it's nothing more than just a sore left knee and left elbow. Take it easy, and hope you get better soon...
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DOLLYHOLLY 5/1/2012 1:55PM

    Sorry to hear this. Feel better soon!

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DONNETTASUE 5/1/2012 12:11PM

  Feel better soon. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 5/1/2012 7:57AM

    OH no! Hope you heal quickly! Feel better!!!! emoticon

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BRENDAF761 4/30/2012 4:54PM

    Get well soon! Sorry to hear you got hurt. I'll be keeping you in my prayers for a quick recovery! emoticon

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SPIRALINGUP 4/30/2012 10:53AM

    Ice ice ice..so sorry you got hurt.

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JUDITHANNIE 4/30/2012 8:44AM

    not good, maybe you should get x-rays just to be sure you didn't break or chip something hope you feel better soon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/30/2012 8:21AM

    OH MY GOODNESS!

I am so sorry to hear this. Do take it easy and Do go to the
Doctor if you find it necessary. Many times, things just take
time to heal.

FEEL BETTER!

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MRE1956 4/30/2012 7:01AM

    Oh, dear........make sure you get yourself checked out properly to rule out anything serious.....

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PJSTIME 4/30/2012 6:54AM

    Oh that sounds painful, and I think you should have yourself checked by a doctor. Hope you feel better soon and that there isn't anything other than bruised and sore wrong.

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Get Organized

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prioritize tasks to start and end the day on a tranquil note.

To free up time, look at each item on your list and ask, "Must it happen today?" If not, nix it for now. Then ask, "Can anyone else do it?" If so, delegate.

Heading home, reflect on the day. Did email bog you down? Awareness of what derails you can increase your productivity.

Jot down aspirations bit and small and the steps to achieve them. Having goals in writing lets you track your progress.

  
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JOYLJL 5/2/2012 3:27PM

    Check out fly lady.net for mor help on prioritizing, adn getting organized one step at a time. emoticon

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SHIROIHANA 5/2/2012 5:40AM

    I love this blog. I feel like I have to write things down on what needs to be done because once I get very busy, I forget about my priorities of the day. One needs to be organized to utilize their time better.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/29/2012 4:39PM

    Do you write your goals down. I need to do this, think
about doing this, but just don't do it. Procrastinations perhaps?
I think you spoke of that a while back... emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 4/29/2012 9:31AM

    It's amazing how taking the time to organize things can make life easier.

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Get Real

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's never too late to heed Mr. Roger's advice to be yourself. Why? Because authenticity is key for emotional well-being. Embracing your true self, warts and all, means you're choosing courage and connection with others over what anyone else thinks. To live more joyfully, adopt these real-deal habits:

Speak up. You have to put yourself out there to be genuine. If your book club buds pan a novel you loved, make your case. It's not to judge others' taste or to show off your literary smarts, but to let your identity come through.

Be kind. Don't beat yourself up for a goof such as misspelling a client's name; rather, trear yourself with the same sympathy you'd offer a friend ("Don't sweat it; we've all been there"), and then apologize for calling the client Sarah, not Sara. Being compassionate with yourself when you fail makes you more self-accepting.

Take a rest. Being insanely busy has become a status symbol, but relaxation is required to reconnect with your true colors. List the conditions in place when you feel great - you slept eight hours, went to yoga class, went to a work happy hour - then cross-check the list with today's to-dos. Rejigger your priorities so they encourage this best version of you.

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:43AM

    Thanks for this blog... I wish everyone learned about being kind and stop being so harsh to each other.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/28/2012 8:50AM

    Very True. We really need to do this more

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MAGGIE101857 4/28/2012 8:31AM

    Why is "being kind" to ourselves so hard??? Why do we push ourselves so hard to accomplish everything? Your blog is a good reminder of all that we need to do - think positive!!!

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Friday Funnies

Friday, April 27, 2012

A mother crocodile was extremely busy and didn’t have time to plan out dinner for her family that evening.

No big deal. She just grabbed a few things out of the fridge and threw them in the croc-pot.
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A zoo was on the brink of going out of business and needed a big attraction. So they hired a man to dress up in a gorilla costume and pretend to be the great ape. The trick worked well for most of the summer. The man played the part enthusiastically, but one day he got a little too excited and accidentally fell into the lion cage next door. “Help! Help!” cried the fake gorilla.

The lion let out a terrifying roar, then rushed at the gorilla, put his paw on his chest, and growled, “Shut up, or we’ll both lose our jobs!”

  
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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 11:40AM

    I loved the zoo one! Thanks, needed this.

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