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Wednesday 19 December 2012

Wednesday 19 December 2012

'habit and imagination... are far more powerful than logic and willpower will ever be'

-Paul McKenna

One small step at a time... a new habit starts with the first action

Thank you to PA member Chickadee for this thread-starter


Worked hard all day, but felt frazzled and just spent...was it 45 minutes??...surfing. Okay, to get back on track, I'm going to...

1. Journal just a few sentences (15 min.)

2. Drink a smoothie (5) 

2. Make dinner (30) eat (45)

3. Clean (45)

4. Finish Christmas cards (20)

5. Shower (20)

6. Prep for tomorrow (20)

7. Read (20)

Here I go! 

Vic 12/19/12 wednesday

Show up done cal exer

My husband and i had colonoscopy's today and still not feeling well, but did fear item. 
Thanks for starter moving, beauutiful. 

Innertruth's check-in

Just got home from my part-time job. Spent about 1/2 hour relaxing.

Tasks for rest of day:

  1. Finish homework assignment
  2. Check on progress of email elert
  3. Do social media for client
  4. Run
  5. Wash dishes
  6. Wash blouse
  7. Set alarms
  8. Make lunch for tomorrow
  9. Get ready for Thursday for work and class
  10. Pay TD 


Elvira's Wednesday

A break in routine today, so the master plan is supended

But I will


  • do christmas cards for the niblings and the neighbours
  • tidy away the cards 
  • put another load of washing on 


andy check in 12/19

wake up/clean up 

prep food
drive to work
punch in
finish Cat c

pa check in
journal entry
clean cube
meet with A, divide wrk
wash dish
look ahead to Jan meetings/deadlines
reply to pm


surfing FB
reading article on 
surfing on GC
surfng on daily sP 

clement ci - day 42 attempting abstinence

9:59am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. It is often "1 min" because i get off plan, then come here to get back on, so it's always that 1 min. so i'm not looking for big numbers. Love it if they come. But i'm looking toward the future at every moment. Here's the plan i came up with as i was falling asleep :

:) ci
:) quiet time
:) sort tasks - christmas is coming up. should i defer some work tasks and do christmas tasks?
:) do tasks

10:12am thu : i did do much more christmas tasks.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


jay's wednesday 19 december

thank you movingalong for the 'simple' introduction, i'm feeling bogged down and unable to think straight so it's quite appropriate for me today

i got up really late, have been feeling very tired and apprehensive about the holiday season

things that i absolutely have to do

phone r

phone st b, r's appt

phone power


have a bath

make a shopping list, be careful not to have waste

order prescriptions

return l'wood

go to post office

go to bank

get shopping- no waste or whims

sort out gym bill

sort out gas bill

shredding and put rubbish out

clear out fridge

wash up

make a start on power paperwork??? if feel up to it- at lease make a summary and plan

go through bills - pay what have to

text m re gym refund

make a cash projection to new year

tidy living room

gotmusikk's Wednesday

Hello everyone :-)

Today I KNOW will be a day off-plan.  There's just too much stuff going on.  Regardless, I'd like to set the intention that I'll be kind to myself, and will check in with my higher power regularly to guide me in how to best execute my tasks.

9-11:30am MH
1~2-4~5pm MIL is here

5pm Rehearse
6pm Run
7:30pm Meditation class

-- wrap presents for BF
-- hide presents for MIL
-- dishes
-- make bread pudding
-- clean
-- send 2 emails

End of day conclusion: for a very sleep deprived day, it was relatively productive.  I didn't get stuck in procrastination.  Doing dishes always provokes resistance, but I overcame it in about 10 minutes.  Now I just wish that I could stop judging myself so harshly and making myself feel like crap.  All in good time, I guess.  Just gotta keep believing that it's possible.


"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"

-- Pema Chodron

Journey 7:30

Good morning . . .working at home today.   I feel sore and achy from the pneumonia vaccine I got yesterday so I'm skipping exercise this morning.   I will go to the gym in the morning and do some gentle cardio.   I've had a nice healthy breakfast and I'm going to get dressed in work-from-home clothes, check email and calendar, and make todo list for the day.

I'll be back soon. 

Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Knitfisher's checkin Weds 19th Dec 09:30

Thank you Movingalong for the lovely choice of thread-starter. Just to know that we have it within us to make the change is enough some days.

Feeling quite anxious about today. I am leaving after lunch to see my mum so not a lot of hours to work with and feeling (especially) guilty about several things on the list to do. But something is 100% than nothing.

Today I have already:


  • Put some washing on
  • Had a shower
  • Eaten breakfast
  • Text my mum
  • Made a list
Today I will:
  • Do at 5-6 poms of work for F done 4/6
  • Order TV riser
  • Do invicing and email out
  • Plan calendar
  • Wash up
  • Unload DW
  • Shine my sink!
  • Text J abt cable
  • Post cards
  • Wash sheets
  • Eat lunch
  • Leave to see mum at 1.30 more like 2 :-s
I hope to be home by 5 and do a bit more before M gets home. I am continuing to treat myself with kindness and compassion and maintain that I am doing the best that I can.

  Edit @ 13:15 am running late to have lunch but managed to get a couple of things done that I was worried about, as well as some paid work, so hopefully can continue the good work.

Rexroth Check In 07.59

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

Reflect on my fathers life - he died nineteen years ago today
Stay in for delivery
Deal with snail mail if any
Type up - progress on this last year
Type up - life plan
Write journal

that will do for now...

ms wednesday


  • shopping in s/n for baby gifts.
  • finish christmas shopping
  • work on script/outline in 4 bursts
  • spend 2 bursts on essay.
  • go to meeting at 3


  • eat with kindness and listening to what my body wants.
  • watch spending.
  • no naps.