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A Struggling Day

Monday, January 16, 2012

Yesterday was my second long day in a row of working the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. There were record crowds both days. I work in a booth with another lady taking money and passing out tickets. It's in the main entrance and cold, despite my layering of clothing. I had such a hard time focusing all day yesterday and really struggled with it. It's been awhile since I've had such a hard time focusing and it really bothered me. I tried to get a little bit more sleep last night and am hoping today will be a better day.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/16/2012 11:13PM

    Well, I was supposed to go to my 2nd nite of Relaxation Class, but it was too cold. Even my car won't move... Sorry you're cold, that is enough to make you feel miserable anyway, but it's money to help you out. How many days of this job do you get? Must go by pretty quickly with lots and lots of people. Keep warm... Feel better. emoticon emoticon

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KKP4673 1/16/2012 5:03PM

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BERGBA7 1/16/2012 4:40PM

    Hope your day went well! I wish you a good night of sleep today too! Have a great week.
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CHARLIESGIRL69 1/16/2012 7:26AM

    I have been where you are. I have days like that. My therapist tells me to breathe through the anxiety. Believe it or not it does help some. Good luck to you and my prayers and thoughts are with you. emoticon

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Tired

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm supposed to start working the North American Auto Show in Detroit this morning. I overslept 45 minutes and still feel like I want to crawl back into bed and sleep for awhile. I am hoping my coffee kicks in soon. I know it will be a long day and I need 'll be selling tickets and need to make sure my register balances at the end of the night.

  
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NPA4LOSS 1/14/2012 2:21PM

    emoticon I hope that you have a glorious day!

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BERGBA7 1/14/2012 2:06PM

    Hope your day at work was good and the register balance too :-)
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Reminder to Self

Friday, January 13, 2012

I realized last night that there are things that I promised myself I was going to do more often and that I haven't been doing. Some things I promised myself I'd do every day a few months ago and for awhile I was. But I've gotten out of the habit. Some things I promised myself I'd do in the new year and haven't made myself get into the habit of doing yet.

I was in the habit of reading my Bible at least a few times a week and saying prayers daily. I was in the habit of list 5 good things I did and 3 things I was thankful for each day. I'm not sure why I fell out of these habits, but they made me feel better when I did them.

I tried to get into the habit of practicing job skills at least 3 - 4 days a week. I didn't spend too much time every time I did that, but that never became the habit that I wanted it to become.

I wanted to reach out to and spend more time with family and friends. Again, I have done this on occasion, but it never became a habit.

I want to clean out, weed out and organize the condo. I've done bits and pieces of this, but I'm not even close to being done with this.

I want to read more, spend more time on things I enjoy, and just generally have a more positive attitude about life. Other than taking time to watch holiday specials before Christmas, I haven't even attempted to do these.

Today is the day that I'm going to start doing these things in earnest. I'm going to make a chart, hang it on my refrigerator, and check things off as I do them. It's still early in the year and I can still accomplish my New Year's Resolutions and goals. I believe that doing these things will help me become the better person that I really want to become.

  
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KITKAT717 1/14/2012 9:16AM

    emoticon I hve read recently that the best way to stay on track is to create a list or visual so that you don't loose sight of your goals! I hope the list works for you!!

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NPA4LOSS 1/13/2012 7:24PM

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SLIMLILA 1/13/2012 7:12PM

    I don't know why I get out of my good habits either, but it seems easy the first time, second time and even third time and suddenly I notice I'm not doing it anymore and didn't even realized I had changed...

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ABETTERBALANCE 1/13/2012 4:05PM

    I *live* by charts and lists- I cannot function without them. I think it's a great idea to put your goals on paper somewhere that you will see them every day!

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DIGISCRAPPY 1/13/2012 11:27AM

    My pastor gave a sermon on Sunday as part of our "The Year My Life Changed " series and he was addressing resolutions and goals. He was saying that he used to give a list of goals to focus on in his January sermons, but those who were most successful at meeting goals were the ones who only focused on one at a time. This year, instead of focusing on life changes sequentially in one month, he's spreading out the sermons to once each month and asking us to set our own goals. So my thought is... maybe try to tackle one goal each month, spend 30 days on it. They say that it takes 30 days for something to become habit.

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Multi-Tasking Reminders

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I decided to multi-task a little this morning. I have a notebook that I keep where I write in some of my feelings and a lot of things that I read while on Sparkpeople. I decided to type it into my SP journal for a few reasons: I am practicing my typing, I am organizing the notes, and I am remembering things that I think are important.

One of the things that I had done for awhile and got out of the habit of doing is to write down five good things about myself every day. It could be something as simple as I have a good hair day. I had forgotten about this. I need to start this again. So, today I will start again: I caught up on my sleep, I will touch base again with an employment agency, I am practicing my typing skills, I am organizing my notes, I am doing things to improve myself and my surroundings today.

Another note that I can across was tips for starting a wellness program that struck me as important to review. 1. Write down goals and desires. 2. Ask what, when and how. Make a list of hurdles. Determine which ones are true obstacles to be worked around or find solutions to. 3. Have a plan. 4. Start a journal. 5. Begin my journey where I am standing right now. 6. Take one step at a time. 7. Learn from my setbacks. 8. Spend time cleaning house - both in my home and in my schedule. 9. Stop comparing myself to others. 10. Reward myself.

I haven't gotten too far in my book, but I though enough of these two things to write them down in a blog. I feel the need to remember these and do these things to help myself on my goal of improving myself this year.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/12/2012 1:55AM

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TESHIE4ME 1/11/2012 12:37PM

    Very solid thinking. Keep up the good work!

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Now to Work on Attitude and Skills

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I slept better last night - finally! Got a later start this morning than I normally do, but the sleep was so worth it. Now I just need to work on my confidence level and my job skills. I think that by working on improving my job skills, the confidence will naturally get a little better. Then, maybe I will have some kind of luck finding a job.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/12/2012 1:54AM

    I hope so. I didn't hear a word about my interview... but I know I was short-listed to 3 people, so they should call the 3 of us. I am trying not to feel disappointed - or even give up on it yet- emoticon emoticon

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DIGISCRAPPY 1/11/2012 10:56AM

    A good night sleep is a great start! Try to get in a walk outdoors - it's great for the mind. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/11/2012 10:38AM

    I believe in you! emoticon

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