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FREELADY's Photo FREELADY Posts: 1,988
11/30/11 10:27 P

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Well I'm encouraged today because I made it through without snapping at the kids. I love being a mom, but I want to keep growing my patience and calm responses to the normal aggravations of daily interaction with my children.

I missed my "change a bad habit" points for Mon and Tues because I lost it a couple times. I'm still such a work in progress, but this challenge is helping me be conscious of my goals and make strides toward better choices.

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"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith..." Hebrews 12:1,2

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11/28/11 12:58 P

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Keep in mind that any habits that you would like to try and work on should be specific and measurable. There should be NO question in your mind about whether you did or did not attain your goal for the day and no room for debate. Also, habits should not be redundant to what the book already tells us to do. If you wanted to take any of the book's recommendations a step FURTHER as your goal, such as "I will strive to get my 3 liters of water in before 3pm every day," that's fine...It just can't be something that "Game On!" requires you to do already. Also, habits should be reasonable! Especially if you're playing for a prize! You definitely don't want to be stuck with something that you can't do every day. I've made that mistake several times. Now I usually choose something like flossing daily or taking a multi-vitamin (easy, peasy but healthy too)! Sparks has some great articles on goal setting too if you're stuck. Also, the goal-setting tool on here is wonderful because it MAKES you set specific, measurable goals! :)

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