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Today's Spark Coach Challenge

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My challenge today was to follow a consistent eating schedule and then blog about my experience. Since the day is almost over I will try it tomorrow.

I will continue with three accomplishments that I am proud of today:

I caught up with dishes.
I got the kitchen and dining area swept and mopped.
I got the carpet vacuumed and freshened with pet fresh.

If I am going to accomplish the goal of having a clean and organized home, I need to take steps every day to make that happen. Just wishing for it does no good. The added benefit is house cleaning is great exercise. Maybe tomorrow, I will try it with music.


Tomorrow my goals are to:
1) switch my phone minutes to my new phone.
2) put away my clothes
3) set up the bed in the master bed room
4) study for the national massage test and healthcare documentation course
5) mail paperwork to get duplicate title for my car
6) call school about getting caught up on payments

The first 5 were all goals that I had for today. I did not get that far. I am still proud of what I have accomplished today.

I know from past experience that if I beat myself up for everything that I don't accomplish, I will just feel bad about myself, get depressed and not get anything done. So I have decided to try something new. I have decided to celebrate what I do get done. That way I can continue to build upon my success.

I used to get so down on myself when I didn't keep up with the house. I used to tell myself that "normal" people could keep up with housework. I would wonder what was wrong with me. Thus I didn't feel very good about myself and I didn't feel worthy of taking care of myself. I always wanted to be thin and healthy, but I didn't take the steps to accomplish that goal. Now I realize that all self care is beneficial to my self esteem and will help me to be healthier.
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    I used to have a long to-do list every day. Like you, there were always many that I didn't get done. It was aggravating and disappointing. But then I started remembering what I did when my girls were little. I had assigned things to do each day. If I got more than that accomplished, woo hoo! I have an overall list of things I want to do. I refer back to it to see if I really need to do them or if there is anything I need to add. I'm still bad....I do know that I will be less stressed when I get this the way I need to.
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    1392 days ago
    You have wise goals and day-by-day I know you'll achieve them. The more organized we can keep our environment, the more organized our thinking is -- and our decisions are improved as a result . . . like the healthy choices we make (or don't!)

    1392 days ago
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