Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Remember to tell the ones you love that you love them every day!
I wrote a few days ago about how I was not doing as well with the de-cluttering as I was at the first of the year and certainly not as well as I wanted to do.
So starting today (on days I'm home)-no games on my phone until my 15 minute de-cluttering challenge is done! Since there are days that I start playing games on my phone before I even get out of bed, this should be some motivation for me lol!
Finding a way to pair an activity that you find hard to do with something that you enjoy doing can be very helpful. Have you ever tried it? I got the idea from Gretchen Rubin (big surprise lol) and it's worked really well for me. So far I am pairing:
Listening to a podcast with walking/watching an episode of Designing Women on the treadmill
No Sonic drink till I finish my water for the day
De-cluttering before games on phone!
What works for you to motivate yourself to accomplish your daily goals?
I cannot believe we already six weeks into 2020!
Here's my update:
Moving 25 minutes a day: I've met this everyday.
Drink 5 bottles of water a day: I've got at least four every day, but have not always made it to five
Record food and blood sugar at each meal: I've been doing this; although truth be told, sometimes I write everything down at the end of the day in the food journal instead of throughout the day like I intend to.
Writing in blog/book: I've kept up with that as well.
Act of love for Tom: done that everyday. When I'm done, I'll post a picture of what I did.
Reaching out to friend/family member each day: I think I've only missed one day of doing this.
Overall, I think I'm doing pretty well. I did find this past weekend when I worked all day Saturday and Sunday, it was super hard to make myself do the walking at the end of the day, but I was glad I did it.
How's it going for you in 2020?
One of my favorite ways to "play" is to read a good book. Do you like to read and if so, what do you enjoy reading?
My favorite type of book is mystery and a couple of my favorite series are the Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) and In Death (JD Robb aka Nora Roberts).
I also enjoy non-fiction self help type books. Brene' Brown and Gretchen Rubin are two of my favorite authors right now.
Audio books are really enjoyable because I can listen to them when I'm in the car. There is an app called Hoopla that I signed up for through the Enid library and I listen to a lot of my audio books using that app. You can check out up to 4 items per month. I love the library! :)
I got to work this past weekend teaching a class and it was so wonderful! The class went great and it always energizes me to teach. It's tiring as well, of course, but I just feel so good when I'm done, especially when a class goes as well as this weekend's did.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
I broke 10,000 steps yesterday! When I got back to the hotel from teaching, it was really hard to convince myself to get out and walk, but I did it anyway. At the end of the day, I had 9889 steps and so I marched in place till I hit that 10,000!
Hello everyone! Today I'm curious to see what you do on the weekends. I'm busy almost every weekend teaching classes somewhere. Since most child care providers work Monday-Friday, then my classes need to be on evenings or weekends to accommodate their needs. Therefore, I don't get many Saturdays at home anymore.
How do you spend your Saturdays? When I am home, I like to lounge in the recliner and read a good book or take a long nap (or both lol).
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! I took my 25 minute walk outside while Tom was having his treatment this morning. It was chilly, but a nice walk.
After treatment, we headed to Lawton where I am teaching this weekend. I'm so glad to be back to teaching after having to take a couple of weekends off due to Tom being in the hospital.
Have a wonderful weekend!
What are you thankful for today? Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving or Thursdays. It's for every day. We tend to focus so much on the negatives in life that we forget all we have to be thankful for in each moment.
There is a bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that says "give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".
I remember when I had an epiphany about the verse. It says to be thankful "IN" all circumstances. It doesn't mean you have to be thankful for the circumstances, but it is a reminder that no matter what is going on, there is always something to give thanks for.
I'm thankful for so many things, but here are just a few:
My warm home
A career with flexibility so I can take care of Tom and still earn a living.
What are you thankful for today?
We are five weeks into 2020! I guess at some point I have to stop calling it "the New Year" lol.
This last week has been a rough one and I haven't been as successful with everything as I would have liked. I still walked/moved every day, wrote, and tracked my food/blood sugar. But I haven't done very well at the de-cluttering. I think it's going to have to be my "frog". Have you ever heard the term "Eat the frog first"? It comes from something Mark Twain said about if you eat a frog first thing in the morning, it's probably the worst thing that will happen to you all day. Apparently, de-cluttering is my frog and I need to do it first thing in the morning. I'm trying to think of something to pair it with like I paired my water and Sonic drinks. Maybe I can't read anything in my current book until I do my de-cluttering? Or I can't play a game on my phone until I do my de-cluttering? I'll keep you posted on my decision.
Yesterday was cold and my back was hurting really bad so I decided to do a Yoga DVD instead of my walk. That and a couple of muscle relaxers the last two nights seemed to have helped my back feel better. Today, I bundled up and took my walk. It was cold, but I still enjoyed it. And there was definitely no sweating involved lol.