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More than weight loss

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I am slowly beginning to realize that pulling myself together involves more than weight loss. My home is often disheveled, just like my body. My relationships could use some work, just like my body. My goals for life need re-vamping just like my body. I have read before that all these things are connected but I guess it didn't sink in until recently. None of this is a huge issue but taken all together it creates this little chaotic vortex where I spin around and don't accomplish as much as I am capable of doing.

Last weekend I made myself a task jar. These are things I want to finish, start, do. Some of them are only 10-15 minutes worth of my time, others may take a week or more. When the jar is empty I will look around again and see if I have new ideas that I can add to my jar. In the meantime, I will be taking more and more burdens off my shoulders. Because even though these are small things, taken individually, added up they have become this added weight on my soul. I may pull out a slip along the way and decide I no longer want to do this task, and that's ok.

I've already finished two and am working on a third one today. I hemmed five pair of pants for my husband yesterday (this was a recent addition but one I could easily put off because I hate to hem pants), and I finished binding a quilt. Before I made the jar I started working on my kitchen. I have almost finished cleaning all my cupboards.

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    Love your idea of a task jar. I do a TO DO LIST every Sunday evening. I don't always get it all done, but then the next week that thing goes to the top of the list.

    Good JOB!
    1678 days ago
    Love it! (And it's a darling reminder of your high priorities!) emoticon
    1679 days ago
    emoticon Great idea emoticon
    1680 days ago
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