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Rewriting my goals to only contain positive thoughts.

Monday, September 16, 2013

So I am still stressing. I want a different outcome. I am sick of what feels like going around in circles.

I am stressed because my husbands paycheck was awful. I am blessed because I have a house to live in and food to eat. Even if it is not what I want today. I can make it work. I will make it work.

Here goes:
1. I choose the healthiest foods available. (I do most of the shopping. I have the power-Hear a super hero voice on that last bit. emoticon )
2. I eat 6 vegetables servings daily.
3. Whoever eats will help clean the kitchen even if it is only to put their dishes in the dishwasher. Family members will learn to participate in the final portions of clean up. I will remember that even if I am tired I want this goal.
4. Each day I take time to read, ponder and journal spiritual matters.
5. I read for fun.
6. I am creative everyday.
7. I daily exercise daily

That feels better.
I want to feel like I am not just spinning my wheels.

I am going to write these out in my goals notebook and remember them each day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCY- 9/17/2013 10:26AM

    I hear the superhero voice throughout your list. Yes the paycheck thing is stressful. but you are a very wise and creative woman, take a moment to breathe deeply... then see what the possibilities are and what you can do. You are not spinning your wheels... you are practicing. emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 9/16/2013 11:00PM

    Great goals Pam - you can do it

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WATERMELLEN 9/16/2013 6:12PM

    Good for you! Lots of positives, and you're aware of them . . . that's always the ticket for me too.

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TRAVELGRRL 9/16/2013 5:06PM

    I like your new focus on positivity! We can only control what we can control. I am sure you could find some inexpensive, healthful recipes on Spark or by googling. Beans are great protein and not expensive. Carrots, cabbage, onions, celery are all inexpensive veggies to help you meet your goal.

You are making goals and striving to find ways to reach them despite obstacles -- that is admirable!

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CHANGINGEMMY 9/16/2013 4:59PM

    Great goals Pam! I'm sorry you've been stressed lately times are definitely tough Great positivity in your new goals!! You can do it! :)

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SEAJESS 9/16/2013 1:37PM

    emoticon resolution to step into the positive. You're not alone, I'm chosing that way, too. I know it's not always easy; those old habits of negativity have worn a groove in my mind and that's where the traffic goes unless I set a flagger on watch. It can be physically painful at time to chose to put those dark thoughts down but emoticon .

It's tough when other people are involved. My experience is that I absolutely cannot set goals for other people. emoticon I spent way too long trying to police my husband. I know you're probably smarter than I am in this regard. I had to stop myself from being a nag or stepping in to pick up the slack and then being resentful. Pick it up or let it stay, but DON'T NAG became my mantra. And when I got tired of the resentments, I let it stay. And when I got tired of the filth in the sink, I cleaned it up... for me. Because I wasn't seething with resentment, I was able to let him know that I truly wanted to make him a nice meal but it was too hard for me to find the time to cook and to deal with all the dirty dishes filling the sink. Things changed... but if they hadn't, I'd still have found a way that took care of me.

YOU first, and always.

One other thing that's helped me. I have a friend who's a nun. She always asks, "Where will I find the gift?" emoticon Let's play that game together.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/16/2013 1:33PM

    Awesome goals and they are obtainable! Getting the family involved is a good goal, even if it is just with "little" things. Sometimes those little pebbles seem like big boulders, but you have some great goals to help keep things in perspective and moving forward. AWESOME!!

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BUNNIEBUILDER 9/16/2013 11:07AM

    LOVE those goals! I need some more goals like that - thanks for the ideas and good luck :)

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