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e's projects place

I have revised the name of this thread from e's scary project place to e's project place because I am moving into a place where projects don't feel scary: they may be daunting but they no longer scare me. I think I have been able to move away from fear around these projects as a result of working the steps with a sponsor in another 12 step program. Viva la Change!

e's plan for July 13

I am pleased to say that I was able to wake up more on time today. I am in good spirits and looking forward to moving on with implementing Getting Things Done. I am going to look at purchasing some old file cabinets to see if that will help. I have not done my morning routine yet because I went to an appointment. For now, I am dividing my time between fixing the house in short increments and pushing ahead with GTD.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e's plan for July 12th

I am making progress on going through getting things done and am now sorting through my piles into actionable and non-actionable things. I am becoming less resistant to taking little 2 minute actions as they come up. There are still 2 minute actions all over the house to deal with, but I dread them less. Today I will take the next physical action towards resolving financial aid that I keep putting off: printing out the tax forms. I will also vacuum so I feel like some action has been made towards taking care of the family environment. The dishes are done, the bath is mid swish and washed. I have yet to bathe and I am noticing that I am resistant to that in the morning. One task at a time.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e's check back for 7/10

Today has been a very productive day in many ways. I started reading Getting Things Done and it feels liberating. However, I noticed that I could not get through all the items that only take 2 minutes! I have a backlog of filing to do and while I did do some things immediately,such as ordering a refill on a subscription as soon as I took my first meds this morning, I am now sitting on the couch looking at dry cleaning to put away which I can't be bothered to get up and deal with. For today I will set out clothing for tomorrow so when I wake I get in the shower and can get going. I will spend time getting ready for bed. I will clear off one hot spot in my bedroom (probably the couch, as it is easier than the coffee table :) And I will allow myself to read for a half an hour before I tackle these things. I ate fruit, veggies and did not eat lots of sweets. I spent time with my sister and dropped my niece off at work, purchased a few groceries and helped make supper. I managed to finish all the dishes before leaving the kitchen. Thanks, Higher Power, for all the support today!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e's today july 9 09

I woke late yet again: 11 am is not working and neither is getting woken up all night by other people. For today my goals are to do my morning routine, plan dinner, and print out the tax stuff for taxes. I purchased Getting Things Done on my kindle last night and I would like to read it and implement some steps today. Other things that would support me in doing better would be to get some exercise, eat veggies at each meal, and think about making some curtains to darken my room. Back later.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e looking at scary projects again

Today is a good day to let go and let God towards doing the next right thing. I just found out that the institution I do work for will not have funding until September, so while that is sad, I am going to take the opportunity to push forward on things that I struggle with so that I can make choices. I think to do this I am going to make a for today plan. For today I will do my basic daily routine. I will also make an effort to do something to move my body and plan my food so that it supports me in moving forward. I am going to treat this time as a 'spa' for me, taking care of my business so that it is off of my plate. That feels good. For now, I am going to the chatbox to work on daily support.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal