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Things I usually do

Friday, August 22, 2014

I am an imperfect perfectionists. I tend to have all or nothing thinking. I say for example I want to read or listen to scriptures daily. I go along well for a few days and then when the habit is new I wander off from it.

So today I am making a paper list of things I have done in the past. I am calling this my things I usually do. I feel good about the change as I helps me reduce the all or nothing thinking.

Some things are:
Eat on a smaller plate.
Eat salad first.
Read scriptures
Declutter a few minutes daily.
Tidy up daily.
Exercise daily.
Something creative daily.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/22/2014 10:19PM

    I do lots of those too! Excellent.

Have a great weekend. Doesn't it feel good not to have to be perfect!!

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Rethinking who I think I am.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For some reason I was taught as a child to doubt every compliment. My former stepmom was a very sad person. As I think back she apparently wanted to stay that way.

I was told the head of cub day camp likes my attitude and wants me back for a third year.

I have been asked to sit on several Eagle Board of Reviews.

Last week in church 2 library ladies complimented my hair. They said it always looked shiny and pretty. My answer was that I always thought it looked sort of mop like. One lady said Now you know different.

It is time I learner that I am OK and I can take compliments and be gracious. People say nice things to be kind.

  
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EJB2801 8/22/2014 11:10PM

    Sometimes, too, we take the wind out of people's kind intentions when we naysay the nice things they have taken the effort to tell us. One thing we can say even when we might feel uncomfortable about positive attention is a simple "thank you." Or we could say "how nice of you to mention that!" in a pleasant tone that indicates our happy surprise at what they said. I think we worry that we come off conceited if we don't refute the compliment. In actuality, negating a nice statement basically says that the other person was silly to have made it. We hand-wringers can understand how that might feel. Reflecting on this, we now can feel like we have permission to soak up the kindness of others and pass it along!
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/22/2014 10:34AM

    Think of those compliments as NSV's. Take them to heart and repeat them to yourself. You are worthy.

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WHYNOTJ1 8/22/2014 9:00AM

    It might be time to replace some of the negative comments in your head with some positive daily affirmations. Maybe you could pick one or two to repeat 10 times every day. They must be worded positively. How about "I am a nice person and people like me." "I have a positive attitude." You can change them as appropriate to things going on in your life. Keep Sparking!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/21/2014 9:21PM

    I struggle to say "thank you" to compliments, instead of trying to negate them. But I am working on it. It does feel better when you are gracious.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2014 9:18PM

    Yes! You are worthy to receive compliments.

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Creativity and joy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am enjoying eating fruits and vegetables. I love the taste,smell and texture. Eating different foods is great. I love the creativity of that.

I also studied card weaving some more. I got
u embroidery floss and made the cards. I have been looking at patterns and such.

I feel better having been creative. I don't know if it is because of the creativity orcbecause I was not sitting around today thinking about the woes of my hand.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 5:26PM

    The distraction of creativity helps put things in better focus. Good for you for being creative!

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TRAVELGRRL 8/16/2014 9:29AM

    I love summer for the fresh and abundant fruits! I can't get enough of melons, grapes, peaches, pears.

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NANCY- 8/16/2014 9:18AM

    WTG on enjoying life.
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JAROL7 8/16/2014 5:02AM

    Doing the right thing is FUN

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ZRIE014 8/16/2014 2:17AM

  have a nice day

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Creativity and joy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am enjoying eating fruits and vegetables. I love the taste,smell and texture. Eating different foods is great. I love the creativity of that.

I also studied card weaving some more. I got
u embroidery floss and made the cards. I have been looking at patterns and such.

I feel better having been creative. I don't know if it is because of the creativity orcbecause I was not sitting around today thinking about the woes of my hand.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 11:32AM

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Slow up and down progress.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I have BIG BIG BIG doubts that I will succeed. I get a ways down the path and turn around and run back to the familiar. I am working to make better choices and learn new things. I want a new normal where I have faith in me and my success.

It is hard to have faitbin the unknown.

  
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/15/2014 1:32PM

    There are days when, I think, most of us have doubts about our successes. But looking back at where we started from it is very noticeable how far we have come. Sure there is a long way to go yet but by gosh we are on our way!

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NANCY- 8/15/2014 5:36AM

    I hear you. I too have problems with taking a new path. However each time I venture down that path it becomes more familiar and I get just a little bit further along it. It has become my great adventure as I never know what new favs I will discover and will become my new familiar.
SP was once a new along your path and now it is a familiar tool.
Hang in there! Be brave, there wonderful new things await you. (sometimes we feel like we have to wade through a swamp to get to them.)
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EJB2801 8/14/2014 10:32PM

    Sometimes it helps to think over what you have already succeeded in doing. That doesn't have to be confined to so-called major projects. Making time to check in with SparkPeople is quite an accomplishment for many of us. emoticon Keep nurturing the small seeds of change.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/14/2014 10:05PM

    It is difficult (part of human nature) to be a bit afraid of change. BUT we have to be willing to go outside our comfort zone to progress. The worst that can happen is we learn a way that DOESN'T work and move on.

HUGS

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UKNOWITNOW 8/14/2014 9:29PM

  emoticon Stay with us. You will succeed. Start slowly and build momentum.
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