Hopefully when I come back to Jordan I can start! Thank you Ann for the encouragement! Im having a blast, seeing my friends from the shoot and catching up! Tomorrow I go to Tel Aviv to spend the rest of the week with her! I cant believe shes getting married... I guess were finally grown, aye? :)
Ann S. replied June 30, 2012 at 21:11 UTC:
Hummmmm... will have to ponder this one just a bit longer.
I signed a contract with myself to exercise at least 3 times a week for the month of July.
It seems a doable goal, though one I haven't been able to reach so far this week. This contract will make my commitment more binding though, so I think it will really help.
I hope everyone is ready for a great weekend!
The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) club has moved meetings to a night I can attend. I am starting in July with a contract with myself to keep active through 2012. If there is success, I will reevaluate in 2012.
Robin P. replied June 30, 2012 at 3:43 UTC:
I'm sticking with my plan to spend time in my yard this summer. I will get up in the morning, take a brief walk while the coffee brews, peruse the outer perimeter, and make a plan for the day's project.
I promise to break each task down to stages that are easily completed so that I can see some progress without feeling like each huge task must be done right now or else I'm a failure.
I also promise to spend more time with my art work--be creative in small ways every day.
I promise to walk for 30 minutes at least 3 times each week, starting next week.
I do need to get more formal with my goal setting. Much of it is done here and on note cards. As part of the Getting Things Done(GTD) methodology, I do need to get all of my goals written out and identify the next steps towards those goals. The value in picking one goal and writing a contract with myself to achieve it by a certain date will help me. I have so much activity going into preparing for a new job that I thought a diversion was in order.
I commit to a clean and organized sewing space that is ready for use at any time.
Start Date: Yesterday.
Done Date: July 7, 2012
What done looks like: Books, patterns, videos in tall white bookshelf. Fabric, batting, notions and thread organized in rolling, wire drawer carts. Pressing station set up with new cover and new iron. Tools and sewing machine accessories organized in cart next to sewing table. Sewing table holding sewing machine, over-lock machine and cutting mats.
What it feels like: A calming, relaxing space that inspires creativity.
Steps to getting this project done:
Read users manual for sewing machine, oil, fill a bobbin, test. - Done
Read users manual for over-lock machine, oil, thread and test.
Remove all items from sewing table, clean table, clean and replace items that belong there.
Remove all items from tall bookcase, clean bookcase, clean and replace items that belong there.
Remove all items from 3 storage carts, clean drawers and carts, sort fabric and other essential items. Set up one cart for tools and machine accessories. Set up other two carts with fabric, notions and trims.
Remove plastic containers from under sewing table, sort and purge contents. Clean bins. Store quilt batting and oversize items in bins.
What this will do for me: Bring balance back into my life. Make it easy for me to take time each day for a little creativity. Allow me to contribute to community service projects by completing and donating quilts.
First, many thanks to Jennifer F for the much needed encouragement ;) Second, this is not in my wheel house. I tend to be way overscheduled and make tons of commitment to my work and business. It's not a positive I know, but I can admit my problem. Third, this is my contract with, and for myself.
- Consistently make time for something positive and healthy each week..........while I'm scheduling my week on outlook, I will make time for at least 3 hours of me time each week.
- Make an effort every other week to reach out to a friend for face to face time......lunch, gym, yoga, whatever.
- Get back to daddy daughter dates. I know that they're older, but exclusive time with the girls will be awesome.
- Get my butt to Orvis for my fly fishing lessons that are now 7 months old?
- Continue to be introspective, curious, and communicative with those that are a positive influence in my life. Special thanks to all of my close DC friends!
Kaycieann another challenge has bit the dust! I hope that the bi-polar Oregon weather turns stable and pleasant, and that you enjoy an inspired weekend ;)
I love this idea! Debating on what make it for. I'm excited :) So, weird how I was excited about this and not a resolution....hmm
There are lots of goals but which one? Well I seem to be stuck at my current weight and I think that in the interests of improved health that I should loose more. I pledge to loose between 15 to 20 lb. by the end of October which is about 4 months from now and coincides with my birthday! Done!
It is currently 32C and sunny. Feels like August instead of the end of June. Just got back from the Garden shop where I took advantage of their 40% off sale to purchase some hanging baskets for the backyard, I find that for me containers and baskets are the easiest plants to look after. My tomato plants are looking good due to the warm weather so if we can just keep the critters away it should be good.
Have a great long weekend Canadian DC'ers! Will be wishing American DC'ers Happy 4th when it gets closer! We are staying home and enjoying our home and pool. Safe travel if you are going anywhere this weekend. :D
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