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Things are better???

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I mean really I think they are but I still am very frustrated with work. The good thing about that is that is encourages me ever more to workout at lunch. To just get away.

I have been using Cardio Trainer on my phone when I walk. Today was the first time I used the "racing" feature. I did the exact mile I did yesterday but beat my time by 37 seconds!! What a fun feature. I plan on using that again!

Don't forget to SpIn the wheel!


Today is not my day... It's so bad that I looked to google for help!

Monday, August 15, 2011

1: Accept your bad mood

Being in a bad mood is not that hard. Being in a bad mood while trying to force yourself to cheer up really sucks.

Fighting a bad mood only prolongs it, so if you’re mad, be mad. If you’re sad, be sad. This does not give you license to be rude and unpleasant to innocent bystanders, it just means that you need to recognize and accept your bad mood to be able to do something about.

2: Tell others

In one chapter of the Happy At Work Book, I describe how the IT support department at medical company Leo Pharma give employees permission to say when they’re having a bad day. With the result that people have fewer bad days and recover faster from the ones they do have.

You can try to keep you bad mood a secret and put on your happy mask. Guess what, you’re fooling nobody. Your co-workers will notice and they will wonder what they’ve done to piss you off.

The best thing to do, is to tell the peope you work closely with. Simply tell them “listen guys, I’m in a really sour mood to today. I’m not sure why, but it’s nothing you have done. If I bite your head off, I apologize in advance”.

3: Look inside first

In the extremely influential book Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman argues that EQ, your emotional quotient, is what makes you successful, not IQ. This means that the truly successful people are not the smart ones but the ones with the best emotional skills.

When you’re in a bad mood, it’s extremly tempting to look around you for sources of that mood. “Man I’m annoyed today. Must be Paul talking loudly on the phone. Or Lisa being late with the specs once again. Or…”

We tend to think that a bad mood is always caused by something or someone else. And when we’re in a bad mood, everything suddenly becomes annoying, making it even easier to find justifications for the bad mood.

But not every bad mood has a reason. Maybe you just slept badly. Or you’re coming down with the flu. Or you’re just having a bad day. In these cases, trying to justify a bad mood is a sucker’s bet.

Instead, you must look inside yourself first, to see what might or might not be the cause of your negative emotional state. Here’s one way to do it.

4: Remember the good stuff

When you’re in a foul mood, everything is bad. But the good things you appreciated yesterday, where you weren’t as annoyed, are probably still there – you’re just not seeing them.

Spend a few moments to try think of at least one or two things that aren’t all bad. Something you look forward to. A person you like at work. Something nice that happened recently.

5: This too shall pass

You’ve been in a bad mood before. It passed. So will this one. It’s no big deal.

6: Take some quiet time

And if you’re having a really bad day, it may be a good idea to withdraw a little if you can. Take a walk in your lunch break. Sit and work somewhere quiet. Take a loooooong bathroom break. Consider going home early or taking the day off.

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JHUES789 8/16/2011 8:14AM

    Today is already a better day! emoticon

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    Good advice...Hope this helped you as it helped me today!

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Today's Healthy Reflections (From Spark e-mail)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Creating a positive environment though small acts

Helping and supporting others is a necessary part of life. Take some time today to think about who might need your love and attention and then give it to them. Not only does this set a good example for your children, but it also reaps many rewards for both you and the person you are supporting. Think positively, create a healthy environment for empathy in your life, and start small. Sincerely thank the person bagging your groceries, open a door for a stranger, offer your seat on a train, or help out a little extra with the kids today. Before you know it your small gestures will accumulate into a more positive lifestyle!

I think this is GREAT. My status of facebook was something else I saw on Spark and I had to share......Your daily actions and positive words can impact more people than you realize.

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JAREJIL 1/13/2011 11:26AM

    You are right and it is nice to wake up every morning to a helpful reminder that one person can make an impact, and if we never give up on putting positives out in the universe, it has that raindrop in a puddle effect, to be sure!!

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Goal This week........Slow down and savor every bite.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Research has shown that it can take 20 minutes for your stomach to signal your brain that you have reached satiety. So take your time and enjoy every delicious bite along the way.

It turns out there’s a reason food tastes so good. You’re supposed to enjoy it—slow down and savor it, not just get it to your stomach as quickly as possible. Chewing your food thoroughly is actually the first step in the complex process of digestion, and if you glaze over it, just chewing the minimum amount of times necessary to get the food down your esophagus, you’re actually compromising this process. And it’s a mistake many people make.



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CJJANISS 1/12/2011 9:17PM

    emoticon I know that too...just don't put it into practice enough. emoticon

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    Great reminder....I know I eat way too fast...

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New Scale

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I got a new scale at Costco yesterday. The have a WW scale on sale and I've been looking for a new one. It measures to the tenths and I like that.

More new things for new beginnings!

At my first 5lbs I'm getting a new workout outfit. I'll have to see what's next after that!


Have a great day!

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    You can do it!

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