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9/12/11 9:51 A

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When we are as busy as you ladies are it may feel and can be quite overwhelming. We can get discouraged and drop things. That's when you take it day by day. Don't worry about December, it is not here yet. Focus only on today. What can you get done today and give it your 100% because that is all you can really do and have control over. Once you are done with today than you come back tomorrow when it arrives and do it over again....................

Set daily goals that are realistic and give it 100%. It may be bumpy for now but soon these months/projects.... will be done.

Long-term Goal: To overcome my hesitation and stay focused long enough no matter what happens in my life.

Medium-Term Goal: Reaching my goal 5% at a time.

Short-Term Goal:
*Drink my water daily
*30 min Exercise (and work my way up) 4 times/wk


"Give TODAY your 100% effort, and after 365 TODAYS see what you have accomplished"


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9/11/11 9:07 P

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Wow, you sound like me in many ways. I too am an introvert and have a hard time sharing what my deepest emotions are. I am very much a peacemaker too.
I am a part time college student doing an apprenticeship program one day a week. Just started last week and already have assignments. I am a church musician and today I started choir practise for the new season with my Sunday group. I also have a childrens choir that I direct and it starts up this week. I have also started up a funeral choir and they will practise twice a month. And to top it off, I am one of 5 musicians for our parish and as a team we do music planning - we meet this week as well, so I have 4 weeks of music planning to do ahead of our meeting.
I love music and school, but I also have to fit in some work hours as a call-in support worker. Plus, I am trying to keep up with household duties. There are a couple of other volunteer positions I have that are hard for me to drop - been a Beaver Scout leader for over 25 years and keep helping them out whenever I can, Also have done in-school mentoring. Somehow I do manage to fit everything into my schedule and still have time to visit with friends.
I am rather stressed dealing with some of my family members, but I will not try to explain all the details - just have to 'let go and let God' - easier said than done though.

MaryBeth from Ontario

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9/11/11 6:37 P

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I'm not a very open person, I tend to be introverted. I have a lot of issues with emotions and especially sharing them. It's kinda stressful to post things on here that actually mean something to me, because it's usually stuff I just don't talk about.
I'm also kinda stressed out about these next few months (basically until probably 2nd or 3rd week of December). I have to do a lot for college--reading my textbooks, essays, papers, case studies (I'm going for Speech Language Pathology). I also have to this internship/job shadow thing that'll take about 6 days and write about it. I'm staying at my college, and I don't own a car. So basically I either have to ride the bus or walk. Wouldn't be so bad, but I don't know my way around.
On top of that, right now I'm having a streak of "I can do this!". So I want to sign up for a lot fo goals and what not. But I'm afraid that if I do that, in combination with college, I'll wind up quitting some/all of my goals. So basically I'm worried about having to much to do, getting tired of it, and dropping some of it. I don't want to fail (I tend to be a perfectionist in that I hate failing--go 4.0!!), I don't really like where I'm at physical-wise right now. So, it's leading to a very stressful time of regulating what I do and don't sign up for.

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