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Not so good...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The january mission in the happiness projext is not progressing that well - it should be about exercise, sleep and decluttering.

Exercise is the best part - I will reach 1500 minutes today and have good hope to be over 2000 minuutes before the month is over.

Sleep - not so good, yesterday I could not go to sleep until three, I suspect having too much garlic in my dinner was the reason. This nght was better although I woke upå at four and that is a bit too early. The cat woke me up at one too, but I could go back to sleep (after locking the cat out in another room). The "prolem" is that I fass asleep in froint of the teve as early as seven, too early too really go to bed then. The solution is simple, not to look at teve but that is a bit hard.

Decluttering - have a hard time to get around to it alhtough I "only" have to do ten minutes, it is amazingly hard to make myself do it.

A good thing done was to finally have my car inspected, that had been nagging in the back of my head since october and in fact, the car had the driving ban (?) and had I been stopped by police it would have been very expensive indeed...

The reason for not booking inspection was that I had a blinkjer light not working, I knew the car would not pass with that so I wanted to fix it. I DID in fact fix it in august and on a Renault Megane that involves a lot of unscrewing stuff, you are told to go to a workshop to do it and that annoyed me.

Butas I never got around to fixing it again, I just did it...booked inspection that is. It turned out that I hade two other things wrong so it has to go in a work hsop anyway, but I have a month to fix it and the driving ban is no longer on my car which is a relief.

I have gotten a partial work leave for for months, I will work with my business edition only which means 60 procent duty – and 60 proecnt pay. Immedeately after the decision I panicked - I want to do this because I want to try to find lecture work for the free time, but I very much doubt my ability to sell my services... it is silly because a) I CAN survive on that 60 procent pay and b) I CAN get som preretirement money from the age of 61 so I can "fill up" the monthly sum if I want c) it is four months I can do this...

But selfdoubt is there, should I not focus on losing weight and getting healthy?

The change of gym did bring another good thing that I didnīt think of - some friends are there who are really good for supporting my motivation for developing my professional skills and going on with promoting my business.

It will be fine... so I will use the extra early wake up time to go swimming, I donīt know if the car will start but if it does not I have many hours to charge the battery and try again.
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LOPEYP 1/24/2014 11:54AM

    emoticon It'll work out for the best!

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ANNEMARGAR 1/24/2014 6:05AM

    Sorry to hear you were not able to sleep. Not sleeping makes everything else more difficult. Perhaps tonight will be your night for a good night sleep :)

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AJDOVER1 1/23/2014 2:43PM

    congratulations on doing so well with exercise this month!

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JOYINKY 1/23/2014 10:34AM

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OOLALA53 1/23/2014 9:17AM

    It doesn't take all day to get in some exercise and plan for some good meals. They don't have to be perfect meals, just reasonable. There is plenty of time left in the day to accomplish other goals. The problem is that we often don't really want to do those other things or fear them, and focusing on food- eating it or not eating it- diverts us.

You CAN do this, Meddy!

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INGMARIE 1/23/2014 9:16AM

    Nice blog, I really think that you can pull this off. emoticon

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2014TODAY 1/23/2014 3:19AM

    Personally I would not want 'weight loss' and getting healthy be the focus of my life. My thought would be that these two goals should be present always but they should not stop us from exploring our talents.

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 1/23/2014 1:30AM

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TOKIEMOON 1/23/2014 1:10AM

    I'm a night owl, that's why I'm reading this at 1 am. Sleeping an interrupted 5 or 6 hours does not refresh me. When I'm tired, I eat more. I need to break this cycle.

Your leave of absence may turn out to be a blessing. Kind of like switching gyms and finding support your professional skills. January is not yet over, so you can still make further inroads to the 'Happiness Project'.

I wish us both good luck! emoticon

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IMREITE 1/23/2014 1:00AM

    i have some of the same goals. i did a bigger declutter project tonight. small victory but i did accomplish it.

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EX-PRESSO 1/23/2014 12:45AM

    I think you worry too much.

But i Guss you have to work on your sleeping Pattern. Good Night sleep is SO important!

You can so it!!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 1/22/2014 11:44PM

    Yeah, the sleep issues makes it much more difficult to deal with the other issues too. I can really relate to 'ya there. Last night I got to sleep at 3 am too, and whenever I go to sleep that late I really sleep heavy, and then end up in nightmares. Which then makes me more EXHAUSTED the next day. Sure wish there was a switch we could turn on and off; zap ourselves right to sleep, and in the mornings come wide awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed for the day. We could only hope...
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