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Motivate Me Please

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I have reached my 30 day mark of quitting smoking, with only one relapse. That is better than I had hoped I would do. :-) Yay Me!

In other news, I have hit a motivation slump. This always happens to me and usually, I always quit. I have been working on not giving up this last year. If I say I'm going to do something, I've been working hard to finish it instead of putting it off 'til later or completely throwing it out the window.

A small list of my accomplishments (some of them) are:
-Associate's degree of applied science in Paralegal studies
-Sewed valances for my kitchen
-Made menu board for my kitchen
-Sewed a quilt for my son
-Organized closets in my house
-Organized garage/shed
-Managed my day-to-day chores (hard when you run a daycare)
-and numerous other small things that I can't remember at the moment.

I am a procrastinator by nature. I used to make myself this huge big list of things to do every morning and at the end of the day I don't even have half of it done. I bit off more than I could chew and I felt bad at the end of the day for not accomplishing all I had set out to do. I started making more manageable lists every day and now I feel great at the end of the day when I see all the items crossed off the list.

This week has been an exception. I haven't gotten hardly anything accomplished. I didn't even go so far as to make a list. My house is a mess. My laundry is piled up. I am eating less healthy foods, and I haven't had as much water as I should be drinking. I'm in a slump. So what am I going to do about?

I'm going to make my lists. I'm going to drink water, eat healthy, and exercise at least 4 times a week. I'm going to reserve a little time every day to play a game or read a book by myself. I'm going to reach my little goals so that I can move toward my big goals.

Wow. I feel better already. I guess I just needed to remind myself of my accomplishments and goals and that I will only reach them one little step at a time.

Thanks for reading!
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AZLYN1983 10/23/2012 5:59AM

    Awesome of you to accomplish those things. Doing awesome!

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COOP9002 10/18/2012 12:13PM

    Stay focused on how far you've come. We all have moments when we slip back into old habits. The key is to not stay there. You've done and well and will continue to do so.

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JUDYHELP 10/18/2012 10:07AM

  emoticon for only one slip up in smoking, that is a achievement in it's own. emoticon Sometimes we have days like that, not getting anything done. But now you made your list and you know that you have to get with it. emoticon emoticon continued success on your journey!!! emoticon Judy

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DIETER27 10/18/2012 10:06AM

  Reminding yourself of your accomplishments is a good way to start. You can do it! One day at atime. emoticon

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