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Be worthy of imitation

Friday, January 20, 2012

They say imitation is the greatest compliment, but are your actions worthy of imitation? We are all in some setting of leadership. Whether it be as a parent, boss, or friend we should constantly examine the example we are setting for those around us. Are you being a positive role model? Are you treating others in a dignified way? Be a cheerful and diligent worker, parent, and boss to those around you. Children, especially, are like sponges taking in your every action and word--they naturally want to be just like you. So be mindful of your word and deed, you never know who might be watching and silently learning what you are demonstrating.

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RUNNINGSLOW 1/20/2012 11:13PM

    always good to be reminded of that!

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SUNNY1432 1/20/2012 10:58PM

    emoticon blog! So true!!

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Dividing your attention between two dreams

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's healthy reflection

One essential goal-setting strategy is to be as specific as possible about your desires. Write out your goals and formulate a detailed plan about how you are going to achieve this goal. Baby steps are important, but keep them focused. Often we are pulled in many directions at once. It is important though, to devote time and effort to a single goal at a time to avoid distraction that can lead to putting forth less effort. Take time to put down some of your "spinning plates" and track your progress over time.

Every day I write a list of goals & try and reflect on them a couple times of day to help me refocus, today I successfully balanced some bank statements & a credit card statement. I then rewarded myself w/my sons playdate I got to play w/my buddy as well. My goals for tomorrow are to pay another credit card, get $ & pack for Australia. What are some of your goals?

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SUNNY1432 1/17/2012 9:59PM

    Have fun in Australia!!
I have set my goals nutritional, cardio and family related and I'm hoping to find time for all of them. emoticon

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SLIMTONES 1/17/2012 7:33PM

    "Spinning plates" - I love that. It is SO descriptive of my life. I'm always finding more to do, more to learn, more to achieve, more to get done, than I can ever accomplish in this lifetime.

My goal today is to look at my spinning plates and decide which ones to put back in the cupboard and which ones I'm actually going to put to good use.

Thanks for the insightful idea.

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Reflecting on- Applying "Carpe diem" to your everyday life

Monday, January 16, 2012

We all have goals--some immediate, some far off in the distance. By working hard and focusing on what you want to get out of life, you increase the probability of achieving all of your dreams. In the end there are no guarantees, so make the most of each day by celebrating and cherishing the moment instead of looking forward. Want to try yoga but have been too intimidated? Tired of getting the same haircut over and over? Want to go back to school? Go for it! Tomorrow is not a promise. Seize the opportunities while you still can!
Going to try a new Kinect workout w/a buddy tomorrow, today I hung out w/a couple good buddies.


Reflecting on Patience is the key to paradise. - Turkish proverb

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Poise in the face of frustration

Whether waiting to see a change on the scale, dealing with your coworkers, or diligently putting in work and feeling unappreciated, losing your patience is very easy to do. By exercising patience with all people, you are allowing them to become better and to learn on their own through gentle guidance. One healthy byproduct of self control in the face of frustration is that it usually leads to encouragement and enhancement of your relationships. Happy families and friendships thrive on patience and learning. It may take time to learn, but the results are well worth it!

This is a a must for being a parent but I sometimes forget w/our peers & those we feel who are above us as well as ourselves.

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ROCKYCPA 1/15/2012 2:24PM

    Very good and very true!

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LORETTA24 1/15/2012 12:18PM

    I like this. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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Healthy reflection on Know your limits...but never stop trying to exceed them. - Anonymous

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Overcoming your personal "stop signs"

Many of us use our "limitations" as a stop sign for reaching our goals. While knowing our limits can safeguard us against injury and embarrassment, too often we use them as avoidance methods in our lives. What is holding you back from reaching your goals? How can you push beyond your comfort zone in a healthy way? Many dieters experience such limitations in on their weight loss journeys. Our bodies and minds are capable of overcoming much more than we could ever imagine if we just try. Today set new goals that may push you a little. Overcoming your personal hang-ups and fears may be one of the most rewarding choices you'll ever make!

My personal stop sign is my lingering cough. It has been keeping me up @ night and just causing health havoc w/me so I am taking some time to rest today & doing the bare minimum. Hope to feel better tomorrow. DH said to fake it until I make it, such a good man :)

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BALANCEDJESS 1/14/2012 9:57PM

    Love how positive this is! Our minds and bodies are capable of so much, it just takes pushing them to realize that!

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