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My Goals

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I have multiple goals that I need to accomplish. I know that it will take time just to get through one and that I cannot do them all or even a quarter of them at the same time. Some of the are to learn how to prioritize, be organized, reduce or eliminate anxiety except for more serious situations, get over fears (falling, unfamiliar surroundings, answering machines, changes, abandonment, wording things wrong, being out in the dark by myself, losing things, failing, planning, and there could easily be more than that), get myself to sleep better at night, stay off of soda (this worked for months and now I am back up), stay off of candies, to be able to handle people who criticize me better, get the right amount of water in me, increase self confidence/self-esteem, stop doing the yo-yo affect with my weight, better in major subject areas, find a job, manage stress better, complete more tasks each day, to reduce or eliminate the amount of major mood swings, and so far to be less overwhelmed and frustrated. I am sure that even more will come to me very easily. I do not even know where to start, but I am trying my best and not sure why the soda started up again.

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JENNY712 7/2/2013 3:23PM

    emoticon Praying! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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WANDERINONE 6/27/2013 1:54PM

    I agree with everyone who said to pick two or three goals to work on. Otherwise you will get overwhelmed and won't be able to effectively work on any of them. I fill up 3 32oz Gatorade bottles with water, and I work on drinking them ALL DAY!! I don't always make it, but trying is 3/4 the battle.
Keep pushing back, it takes time for change. Don't get too hard on yourself. I do buy 10 pack, or it's a 12 pack of Perrier 8 oz cans of Lime sparkling water. It makes me think I'm drinking soda. It helps. I just opened a can--yummy!! I was addicted to Diet Coke. Now I just buy a 1 liter bottle a week. Total deprivation is not good.

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    Monica, I definitely recommend working on no more than three at a time. For me it can take more than month too. Pick something easy to start with as it will help you gain momentum.

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ADVENTURE_4HIRE 6/20/2013 6:27PM

    Oh, Monica, THIS is an amazing list of dragons you're fighting!! You've got the battle half-way fought, just by taking the time to list them!!
Now, as your other friends have advised, DIVIDE AND CONQUER.
Pick 2-3 (no more) to tackle each month. The experts say, it takes about a month to BREAK a habit, and it takes about a month to CREATE a habit.
Your list to "prioritize, be organized, reduce or eliminate" and your fears are CLOSE to our summer's challenge core of thought. It's spine-tingling.
Please stay away from Mountain Dew. Expect headaches, agitation, blurred vision, insomnia, dry mouth and other symptoms if you don't get away.
Try drinking sparkling water or fruit juice mixed with sparkling water.

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CELIAMINER 6/19/2013 10:22AM

    I agree with Patty that you have a lot to work on and may find it easiest to choose one or two and track for a few weeks. Reward your success, then add one more. Some of the items on your list are huge! Wishing you the best.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/19/2013 7:54AM

    That's a lot of goals. Try to take them one or two at a time. I make a list of things I'd like to accomplish and then cross them off when I get done with them. This gives me a sense of accomplishment. Good luck on giving up the soda and drinking more water. I buy the flavoring for the water at the grocery store. Sometimes I feel like this is cheating but it does get me to drink more water. I take a water bottle everywhere, especially in the car. When I am stopped at a red light, I always take a swig.

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