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Monday, September 20, 2010

Move yourself to the top of your to-do list.

Your most important mission is this: Claim a corner of this day to focus on yourself. Ride a bike. emoticon Get a checkup. emoticon Crank up the stereo, close your eyes and transport yourself back to your childhood, before so many pressures invaded your world. emoticon And when you start feeling really, really good, call up a friend and spread the word. emoticon Say you're starting your own me-time movement. emoticon

  
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DDOORN 9/23/2010 9:38PM

    Yes! Let's celebrate our lives, our health and our bodies!

Move it and LOSE it! :-)

Don

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MINDFULFILLNESS 9/22/2010 12:25AM

    Well said! I love "Move yourself to the top of your to do list!" This is going to be my new mantra. Thanks for sharing this!

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LLLAWSON 9/20/2010 5:02PM

    I totally agree. You got to put yourself first.

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VICTORY-LEE 9/20/2010 4:31PM

    Hey Hey Judy!

Thanks to your encouragement - I finally feel really good about myself!! As I am typing my x is yelling from the bedroom something about his mother. But guess what! I went into "Mommy Mode" where everything gets drowned out!! I LUV IT!!

Have a really GREAT DAY!

Luv ya
Lisa
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SVELTINGTON 9/20/2010 2:18PM

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KEEKEE1ST 9/20/2010 10:43AM

    We always seem to put other first, its a mothers nature. I agree we need to schedule time for ourselves, me-time!
hugs,
Candy

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DENI_ZEN 9/20/2010 8:42AM

    Sage advice from a wise and successful lady! Thank you :)

And DEVORA4 has started a movement amongst some of us Sparksters which promotes your idea, Judy - we're giving ourselves the "I Love You" SparkGoodie as an emblem of self-love. We were inspired by her blog entry here:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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Your idea of giving ourselves priority in our lives - top billing, in fact! - is so life-affirming! Brava for a great blog entry!! - Sandi emoticon

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PJSTIME 9/20/2010 7:20AM

    Good plan we as women especially tend to put everyone else first. Sparkers unite in some me time.

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Inspirational Alphabet...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I saw this in a catalog and just thought it was great -

ACCEPT DIFFERENCES
BE KIND
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
DREAM
EXPRESS THANKS
FORGIVE
GIVE FREELY
HARM NO ONE
IMAGINE MORE
JETTISON AGNER
KEEP CONFIDENCES
LOVE TRULY
MASTER SOMETHING
NURTURE HOPE
OPEN YOUR MIND
PACK LIGHTLY
QUELL RUMORS
RECIPROCATE
SEEK WISDOM
TOUCH HEARTS
UNDERSTAND
VALUE TRUTH
WIN GRACIOUSLY
XERISCAPE (?)
YEARN FOR PEACE
ZEALOUSLY SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE

  
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BIGMAMAT 9/23/2010 7:01AM

    words to live by! Awesome list .

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GETDONE 9/18/2010 2:30AM

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DENI_ZEN 9/16/2010 5:44PM

    That's a list I heartily agree with, Judy! I think xeriscaping is landscaping with very little water, as one might do in the desert... - Sandi emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/15/2010 2:14PM

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/15/2010 11:20AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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MYFEETHURT 9/15/2010 10:31AM

  Great list to try to live by, Judy. XERISCAPE...landscaping with plants that don't take much water. Very popular here in Texas where water can be scarce.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/15/2010 8:03AM

    Thank you for sharing. This is great! I hope you don't mind me copying it if that is okay with you.
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JUSTLYLE 9/15/2010 8:00AM

    What as good way to start my day, thanks so much for posting.
Let's keep OLE Sparkie going.

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/15/2010 7:50AM

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GRAMMAELLEN 9/15/2010 7:41AM

    very nice.

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GAILSFITNESS 9/15/2010 7:38AM

  Excellent

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MOM4407 9/15/2010 7:05AM

    Love it. Thanks for the message I am going to print it out and put it on my mirror.


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Air Show

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I had the best time at the air show yesterday! My boss barbecued some really yummy food - I had a hamburger, my dad had a brat.

The show was amazing - aerobatics you just wouldn't believe...plus a wing walker...plus a jet that made about 5-6 sonic booms so loud you had to cover your ears. It also was able to fly so fast you almost couldn't see it and fly so slowly you couldn't believe it!

Only bad thing about it was the weather - it was really cold! And cloudy, too.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 9/13/2010 7:50AM

    Sounds like such a fun day. WHere do you live that it was COLD. come to FL and warm up

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DENI_ZEN 9/12/2010 10:46AM

    People always enjoy air shows, and it's no wonder why! Don't you wonder at the courage and derring-do of those wing-walkers? Air shows always highlight that sense of wonder we have about the mysteries of aeronautics, don't they? - Sandi emoticon

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DEBDOINIT 9/12/2010 9:40AM

    So glad you had a great time. I live in Galesburg & we just got done with the National Stearman Fly-In.

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FURBALLDTH 9/12/2010 8:26AM

    What a day! It was especially nice that you could share it with your dad. emoticon

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PJSTIME 9/12/2010 8:24AM

    That sounds like a fun day even if it was cold.

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BECKY_ROWE1984 9/12/2010 7:40AM

    Sounds like a great day! Glad you had a good time...

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Easy Energy Boosters

Saturday, September 11, 2010

1. Wear something bright.

A new holiday dress, a cherry polish on your fingers or toes - just looking at those could help you have a peppier day. One study found that people who wrote on red paper felt more positive than those working with plain white or blue. And another study suggests that workers in colorful surroundings were more upbeat than those in drab environments.

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2. Turn on a lamp.

Light sends your brain a message to wake up. Perfect for bleary mornings and midafternoon slumps: Researchers in the Netherlands found that exposure to bright light between noon and 4:00 pm significantly reduced people's feelings of fatigue and sleepiness. So switch on a lamp at your desk, or, even better, step out into the sunshine!

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3. Take a five minute walk.

When researchers at California State University, Long Beach, compared people's energy levels after eating chocolate and after taking a walk, the walk won hands down, giving people up to two hours of increased energy. Sure, the candy pepped people up initially, but after an hour they felt less energetic than they had before they began. As few as five minutes of brisk walking is all you need.

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BECKY_ROWE1984 9/12/2010 7:42AM

    Great info, certainly makes me think twice about what I am wearing!!! emoticon

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PJSTIME 9/11/2010 8:21AM

    I like to wear bright colors I do think they can cheer you up.

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DENI_ZEN 9/11/2010 7:25AM

    These are are all suggestions for the darker fall and winter months, too, as luck would have it! Judy, I especially liked #2 - had no idea light could do that! I'll have to give it a try sometime :) - Sandi emoticon

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55WALKER 9/11/2010 7:03AM

    Just realized I was sitting in the dark since it is raining outside and the sunrise didn't show! Light's on now. :-D

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Boost your odds of success at anything!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Don't talk yourself out of something before you even start!

When facing an intimidating task, a simple switch of words - thinking of a job as difficult instead of impossible - can make all the difference. The brain does what we tell it to. If you send it the message that whatever you're attempting can't be done, it will give up without trying. But if you just admit that it's going to be tough, your brain will begin to engage in the task and come up with a plan. While changing your mindset doesn't guarantee success, it does ensure you'll get one step closer.

  
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DENI_ZEN 9/10/2010 8:30PM

    I love your wise words, too, Judy! This one really says, "Attitude is altitude!" to me :) Thanks for a VERY vital reminder! - Sandi emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/10/2010 11:51AM

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55WALKER 9/10/2010 8:03AM

    Or "challenging" instead of "difficult"!
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BIGMAMAT 9/10/2010 7:03AM

    Oh how I cherish your words of wisdom! emoticon

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