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What Week Off?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I had such high hopes of accomplishing so much of my to-do list this first week of not having a job. It doesn't seem to be working yet. I've scratched off a couple things, but added more than I have scratched off. Why is that?

  
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DEEO12 1/20/2011 6:55AM

    You are overwhelmed. Take it one chore at a time emoticon. Your mind is on your job that you don't have right now. Remember a glowing ora brings new wonderful things, as it only attracts emoticon. Hold your head up and keep the positive thinking going. I know it is hard right now but you can get through this. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/19/2011 8:45PM

    I also do the same thing. Maybe we should just use the first day off as a real day off and save the other list for when we are bored being off. emoticon

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JPUFFETT 1/19/2011 4:43PM

    I'm guilty of doing this as well. My work shuts down the week between Christmas and New Year's. My husband still works so we never travel anywhere. My list of household to-do's is a mile long and all I end up doing is nothing!

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A Day Off!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have my first day off in 9 days. I was able to sleep in a little more than I have been (but that's not saying much!). Now to catch up on some of the things I have been putting off. I have one doctor appointment today. I've done some laundry and caught up on my ironing. Now: what to do next? So much to do...so little time. But, if I don't have a job by next week, I will have plenty of time and not much to do. Life doesn't seem to be in balance much lately!

  
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DEEO12 1/18/2011 9:17PM

    Enjoy your day and work at getting the important things done. Relax a little and enjoy. Try not to worry about next week or the week after worry about today.

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SONGOFJOY27 1/18/2011 2:15PM

    Enjoy your day off. Get your productive things done and enjoy some you-time as well.

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C11ELF16 1/18/2011 10:25AM

    Enjoy your day off ! Here is hoping you get lots done today and things get better balanced for you. emoticon

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D_K455 1/18/2011 10:15AM

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Long and Busy Day

Monday, January 17, 2011

Today was my third day in a row working at the North American International Auto Show. The first two days were rather slow, and I expected it to be the same today. Boy, was I wrong! We were busy from the very beginning and it didn't really let up much. I was kinda proud of myself for collecting all that money and having it $2 off to the good. (I will shoot for a right on the money on Friday, though!) Although I am sore and tired, I really enjoyed working with the public again and getting the chance to people-watch. I know I will enjoy tomorrow off even more, though, at this point. But I will be rested and ready to go back Friday.

  
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CARRAND 1/17/2011 8:25PM

    Glad to hear you were busy at work. Busy makes the time go faster.

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Tired and Sore

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Well, this was my 7th day of work - the last two days being very long. My muscles are all tense for some reason and I can't wait to go to bed. Just have to do dishes and wait for the laundry to finish.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/17/2011 10:10AM

    Sounds like you need a day off!

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KAMAPERRY 1/16/2011 10:21PM

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***DEBRA*** 1/16/2011 8:31PM

    Hope you get a good night's sleep.

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My Negative Self-Talk is Kicking In

Friday, January 14, 2011

I have a tendency to have negetive self-talk. With this being the last day of my temporary job, I realized this morning that I have fallen back into that habit. I have been trying to network and applying to many jobs posted on line. But I know that I have to change the negativity. It will show in any interviews I may be able to get and will hurt my chances of getting a job. It will also affect my eating, sleeping and exercising habits. I've worked so hard to get where I am that I don't want any setbacks. So...positive thinking: start kicking it.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/15/2011 3:59PM

    I know how hard it is to try to avoid negative self-talk when everything is piling up.... I usually make the mistake of trying to control my weight when everything else is spiraling out of controll... and you'll notice I haven't been able to do a good job of that either. I've been out of jobs so often and I always find it hard to get a job, despite the good skills, good education and the fact that I am a hard worker.. There must be something "je ne sais quoi" that I really don't know.... but ... OOops, was going to delve into some negative self-talk, (or did I already?)

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I can commiserate with all you're going through... It takes a brave woman to undergo all you're trying to accomplish and I wish you success....

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JAYNINNE 1/15/2011 10:52AM

    It really is amazing what a difference your state of mind can make. thinking negatively just doesn't do anyone any favors, but sometimes you just can't seem to avoid it. The hardest part is that once you get into that mode of thinking negatively, it's hard to snap back out of it. Good for you that you've been able to recognize this problem. Good luck overcoming it! You can do it!!!

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DEEO12 1/14/2011 1:53PM

    YOu are right positive thinking will bring postive things. Negativity will only bring the negative. Keep your head high. emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 1/14/2011 1:37PM

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SONGOFJOY27 1/14/2011 11:25AM

    You are doing great - you're recognizing the negativity. Now make the choice to only let the positive words come out of your mouth! You CAN do this!

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NACHOSMAMA 1/14/2011 9:37AM

    Think about or write down everything that is good and commendable about you. Then focus on those things each and every day until there's no room for that negative talk. You are worth it!

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OILMANDREW 1/14/2011 9:30AM

    Focus on your successes. If you overcome adversity before, you'll do it again, and again, and again. Failures are only opportunities to dust off and try again.

Keep it up, you can do it!

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