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Lifestyle change

Saturday, October 22, 2011

For me, a lifestyle change is more than eating better and exercising more. Sure, incorporating the Y into my weekly routine is part of the change. And so is taking more care in planning my meals and making conscious food choices in my home and out of it. But…I wonder how healthy it is to spend the rest of my free time online, whether on SparkPeople or Facebook or somewhere else. Sure, it’s great that these places are there and that I can spend time on them, but I always claim to have other hobbies, such as reading, knitting, quilting, etc. I think it’s time to incorporate more of my interests into my lifestyle, the way I did back before the internet. I think I’ll be more well-rounded and interesting – and happier.

Part of changing my lifestyle is making plans and following through. I have been a list maker since way back. I make lists and then lose them. Or, if I don’t lose the lists, I don’t follow through. My new laptop operates on Windows 7 and has a Sticky Notes feature. I love it! I can write sticky notes to myself, which attach themselves to the desktop until I delete them. No more lost notes! My new goal is to create a doable to-do list for each day and then follow through. Some things will be works in progress, and I’ll have only to work on part of the project; other things are one-shot items and things I should be doing every day (such as washing the dishes).
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  • MSKANGA
    Balance is needed in all parts of life. Sticky notes are the best. I just got them and love them. It is very easy to get caught in a loop of reading and reading on the internet. I try and break it up. Set a timer in the other room. Choose to do some of the other activities for at least 15 minutes. More than likely you will end up doing more of them. I discovered that the only thing I lost was the looking for new messages. Sounds like a great plan!


    3323 days ago
  • STORMYKAT1
    I also use sticky notes. I have also thought about the time spent on line. Could be out riding bikes or making Christmas gifts! Thank you for reminding me taking control means more than just food and exercise! emoticon
    3323 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    I have Windows 7 on my laptop also and saw the sticky notes in accessories, but never clicked on it (I've had it almost 2 years, lol). Thanks so much. I just went to it. GREAT idea as I write and lose notes also!
    3324 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    like the idea of the stickies. Maybe my next laptop will have that option.
    3324 days ago
  • KAMAPERRY
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