Our amazing friend IrishBeanerGal posted a picture on her blog the other day, displaying her desk and water pitcher, and a motivational phrase that works for her.
She inspired me! Here's a shot of one of the walls in my cube.
What you're seeing is a short wall upon which I have taped motivational sayings from the SparkPeople Desk Calendar 2011 - among other clutter.
I also have a frisbee, which we don't use but I would love to toss it down our cube alley.
I have a stress ball which I squeeze the cr*p out of sometimes.
Yes, that's a bowl of rubber bands. Guess what I do with those??
I have a headset next to my phone that I don't use nearly enough. I should wear it more often, and get up and pace during phone calls. Of course I'm usually typing during a call, transcribing what someone is telling me (I work HelpDesk - if you have a problem with your computer, hardware or software, or your phone or other various information services-related stuff, you call me).
The motivational quotes/phrases that speak to me are, from left to right:
Stop and think. Before every action, ask yourself if this "solution" will really help you in the long run. If not, choose a different option - one that will help you become successful.
Think about the qualities of others who have achieved your goal. Is there any reason why you can't behave like that right now? Behave like a successful person and you will become one!
Find meaningful work. The nature of your job isn't as important as how you approach it. A positive attitude and a focus on the meaning behind your work make it more rewarding.
"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."
"Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training and some are not."
- George Sheehan
The meaningful work one is tough for me sometimes, although my attitude about my job is improving so far this year. That's a good thing.
Tuesday, Feb. 5:
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Vanilla 0.5 serving 65
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Blackberries, fresh, 0.5 cup 37
Raspberries, 20 raspberries 19
Blueberries, fresh, 22 berries 17
greek god's greek yogurt traditional plain, 1 serving 130
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Bok Choy, raw-shreaded, 1 cup 10
Ore Ida Mini Tater Tots (19 pieces), 1 serving 190
Costco- Trident Seafood's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger, 1 170
Banana, fresh, 1 small (6" to 6-7/8" long) 93
Chicken Thigh, 85 grams 101
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 5 ounces 170
Roasted vegetables, 1 serving 186
Cashew Nuts (raw, unsalted), 30 gram 172
Daily total: 1484
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1800 - 2150
This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2550 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.
Total Burned 3,101
Closer to my range, though still under it. Of course, things are righting themselves and my calories will increase. I'm looking for patterns to try and understand what my body does at various times of the month, not just during TOM. I'm starting to, after what? nearly 3 years? LOL figure it out. Maybe. Or maybe not!
Here's my 'challenge' to you. Show us your workspace!
Do you have motivational pictures up? Sayings? What do you surround yourself with daily that helps keep you on the right path?
Many thanks to Irish for the inspiration!