Monday, August 18, 2014
I missed the weekend of writing in my blog,just ran out of time! I've been busy doing lots of hard cleaning at my house, part of my goals is to get each room in my house cleaned & organized no matter how long it takes me, that means moving furniture, cleaning closets, vacuuming floors & ceiling, all "CLEANING"! It took me all day Saturday to just do one bedroom & it's still not finished! Now I'm not saying my house is "dirty" but definitely clutter with operating three different business out of my home. To tell the truth I'm real bad about throwing things away, I think I might need it someday. You think after a few years of not using it or wearing it, I can throw it away? I'm pretending I'm moving in to a clean house. LOL
I have started writing my daily goal sheet with listing things to accomplish each day, seems to be helping some. Makes me a little more accountable, right now it's in my computer but I have decided to by me something that I can write on & see without going into my computer. It cost too much for ink to print them off everyday!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Last night my session with my friend as we go through "The Daniel Plan" was right on with my last blog, setting goals. The session was actually called "Focus". It was probably one of the biggest eye opens I have gone through yet with this program, to the point we have decided to repeat it next week giving us time to reflect & set some goals. I'm going to list some of the things that really hit me, so take your time to read them to see how they might impact you on your journey.
* Guard your thought they run your life! Really think about this one, it made
me stop the DVD to go over it! Stop focusing on what you don't want & start focusing on what you do want!
* Emotions drive your behavior!
* Change is always a choice! What is your choice?
* A goal is a dream with a deadline! A goal should be very specific, measurable & timely. Long term goals keep you from being discourage by short term setbacks.
* Your thoughts sometimes lie! Whenever you feel sad, mad, nervous or out of control, stop & write down your thoughts & then ask yourself, "Is this true?" is this really what happened?
* Where you bring your attention determines how you feel! Focus on what you are grateful for. Turn bad days into good data. You can not fail, because every failure is really just a lesson to help you. The advice is to write down every day 3 things you are grateful for, they say just doing this will enhance your brain.
* They advise you to journal your feelings & notice how things change within your brain after doing this. People who express gratitude on a regular basic are healthier, more optimistic, make more progress towards their goals, have a greater sense of well-being and they are more helpful to others.
So my question to you is, "What do you have to lose by trying this?
Let's do this!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
It's kind of sad when you realize no one stopped by your blog to say hi! I guess I need to step it up & be more accountable to writing this blog.
I'm looking forward to Thursday, when all the school kids go back to school, it will leave me home with only 1-2 little boys, hopefully I can get more done. My plans are to exercise in the mornings after the kids leave for school & not put it off like I usually do, then too tired to do any. I think I will make myself a daily task list with a check off system, maybe then I can get it all done. Can't hurt!
I found the following on a web site along with a printable goal sheet, now all I have to do is fit it for my circumstances.
1. Write down ALL of your goals you have so far. All of your weekly, monthly, or yearly goals; The first step is to know all of your goals. News Years resolution is the best time to do this, but you can make goals any time of the year.
2. Estimate the time–– how long it will take to achieve your goals. If you already know it's a daily or monthly goal, then you shouldn't have to worry about this step. This just helps you know the outcome and how much time you need to achieve your goals daily.
3. Get a little notepad for yourself to write your daily goals in. Little note pads are the best since you can carry them around. Writing your daily goals down is much more motivating than typing it up on the computer.
4. Write down what you need to do before a new week starts. If your mind is a bundle of worries that there is stuff to be done, then it's time to write down your daily goals. Daily and weekly goals fit hand in hand.
5. Write your daily goals out on a balance sheet. Don't put every goal for one day's work unless you have an deadline and you have to get stuff done. The best balance is to write down what you need to do daily such as chores, and work, and then add 1 or 2 of weekly, monthly, or yearly goals into that daily goals list.
6. Big projects should be cut up into daily goals. It's like saying you can't eat a full cake in one bite. A big project always should be given enough time so it can be worked on piece by piece everyday. Why? This creates less stress for you, and less stress will make you have a healthier and happier lifestyle. Daily goals have that potential
7. Make daily goals something possible. Don't make such huge goals that will put you down because you couldn't achieve them in a day. Or making goals that you can't reach because you're lacking something such as money, time, people, or resources.
8. The best time to start your daily goals is when you wake up. Don't wait until the evening to get started on your goals. Get to them right away so you can have enough time to get them done, because it'll let you have some free time afterwards without worrying about them all day long until you go to bed.
9. If new subjects turn up, write down daily goals before you go to bed. Usually worry strikes someone if they can't put it solid near bedtime. If you know what your going to do tomorrow, write it down before you go to bed.
10. Procrastination is your worst enemy. Procrastination will kill a daily goal's purpose. So try hard to prevent yourself from putting goals off until a other day. You'll regret it
11. What are considered daily goals?
•Don't feel bad if you couldn't get a goal done for the day, there is always tomorrow.
•At least spend 1 hour everyday trying to achieve your yearly or monthly goals
•Tell people about your goals so you will feel more motivated.
Now off to get started!
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Today has been a great day, got up in a positive mood ready for the day. I had a meeting at 9 this morning, then did a couple of errands then back home to do some cleaning along with getting my taxes completed (about time)! Oh & guess I'd better fit in the exercise & eating right as well, LOL
Friday, August 08, 2014
Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I last wrote in my blog, can you say not enough time for myself?
I had my granddaughters for the last week (ages 4 & 7), so they kept me real busy. I'm not sure how I use to operate a childcare & work when my kids were younger & still at home. I was really tired every night & just ready to go to bed after I got them in bed. Don't get me wrong, I loved every moment we spent together, they are great kids.
My friend & myself are on a journey together to make positive changes in our life using "The Daniel Plan" . We meet every week for the six weeks with a DVD along with study guide to learn about how things affect us in our lives. This last week's session was on fitness & the one thing I really got out of it was this saying, " The best exercise is the one that you will actually "DO"! We discussed it at great lengths & figured out neither one of us likes to sweat & get hot, so we do nothing. I really like water aerobics & doing my walking DVD, so my goal for this week is to go back to it. This week we are to do 5 -10 times reps of squatting on the edge of a chair for 8 hours out of the day. You are to pretend you are going to sit down & then get back up with holding your arms out front, then towards the end holding arms up & pretend to sit but don't touch the chair. NOT easy to do, take my word for it!
Then you are to take an index card & write on it, what you think your life would be like in 10 to 20 years if you got up & exercised at least some, like going for a short walk. Read this card at least 3-5 times everyday starting when you first get up, just keep doing & they say before long it will make you want to do. So I figure what do I have to lose!
Have a great weekend!
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