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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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Job-Hunting

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Job hunting is a full time job. It's so hard to not get discouraged when you don't even get an interview.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/15/2011 4:02PM

    The one time I did really consider job-hunting a full time job, I mean went out everyday or started applying on-line every day just like I was going to work, it did work... But, in this depressed economy, it's gotta be hard. I was laid off last year and then hired back.... but it was an absolutely, horrific month..... This may be the time to really lean on your friends.... Good Luck!

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KAMAPERRY 1/13/2011 11:38PM

    Good luck!

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CARRAND 1/13/2011 9:15PM

    Good luck to you!

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SONGOFJOY27 1/13/2011 3:49PM

    You CAN do it. Don't talk yourself into being discouraged. You've got more current work experience as a result of this last job - get out there and sell what you can do for a potential employer!


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TANYA3272 1/13/2011 2:09PM

  It really is a full time job! Wishing you the best of luck!!

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Motivation

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The past few days, I have not had any motivation. I have decided today that I will look for it until I find it. If I can't find it, I will make it. I don't want these unmotivated days to become a habit. I want to improve myself this year!

  
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SLIMLILA 1/15/2011 4:00PM

    I often find that if I made a To Do List, it helps me to accomplish things and then of course, I feel a lot better when I can see that I have been productive... I've read that you do the bad stuff first.... I haven't got the hang of that yet though..

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C11ELF16 1/12/2011 9:11AM

    You go girl ! You can do it !!!!

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Going Stir Crazy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm sitting here at work, knowing it's my last week, watching everyone else get something to do, and I don't have a thing to work on. I know others that started the same day as me will continue to work past this week. I don't know why I was chosen to get to leave. It's making me doubt myself and my abilities. I'm trying very hard not to do this, but it's happening anyway. I just have to keep trying to give myself a pep talk and remember that when a door closes, a window opens.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/15/2011 4:05PM

    When they laid me off last summer, they said it was money... you know the saying "what goes around, comes around"... well, they laid me off and kept the other younger, more recently hired person... and didn't she go and quit on them....

Have you ever seen that list of point values where they determine how much stress you're under.... losing a job is right up there with losing a spouse or family member, I remember one time I took it and it went through the roof - don't know why stress follows me around like a puppy!! But, I try to keep positive by remembering that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and I claim - if I live long enough.... I will quite a strong character!!

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CARRAND 1/11/2011 8:28PM

    Everything happens for a reason. Maybe another great opportunity is just around the corner for you. Hang in there!

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 1/11/2011 10:13AM

    Patty~ Sometimes things don't make sense, and I know that is frustrating. It's times like that we often look to ourselves and feel inadequate. This could be more of a political move than a move to end your job based on your abilities. I'm sure you gave all that you had. Your best is ALWAYS good enough! Hang in there. I will be praying for you!
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