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Last Day at Work

Friday, May 18, 2012

My life is changing. It has been for some time, but today makes it really real.
Today is my last day at work. I resigned for several reasons, but none of that matters now.
It's been hard at times thinking about all the changes, but not as hard as I thought it would be. I'm not really a change-lover, so my optimism is surprising me. Financially it will be a hit, but just a small one (my income has never been huge here), but my husband assures me we'll be fine.

Working and going to school has been a challenge. It has especially taken a toll on my health (weight wise). So I'm really hoping to be able to make some lasting changes. I know I have had times in my life where I haven't had to work before, but I was raising/homeschooling kids, so this is the first time I've ever been able to put some focus on me.

Today I also joined habitforge.com. This is a site where you can set up a challenge for yourself and it will send reminders to you. It helps you to form new habits. You can choose not only the habit to do, but how it's monitored - either 21 days (and if you miss a day it starts over) or so many times a week. It sends reminder emails and then asks if you completed it.

I don't know, it's another tool in my tool belt I guess. We'll see if it helps. I'm hoping that it will count down the days as well, I think that could help for motivation. I made it easy to start - 10 minutes of exercise/day. I thought about going several times a week vs. daily, but if I really want to make a change, shouldn't I at least be able to put in 10 minutes a day? Seriously?

Anywho... here goes.
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    Hey--good for you!! You can do 10 minutes per day--from personal experience, pick something that will be your "fall back" when you forget/put it off till 9 PM--so you KNOW you will do resistance bands or whatever when you haven't done by 9.

    I don't work full time anymore and it is NICE to focus on me a bit!
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