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Thursday 17th January 2013

I need to be aware that fear may be at the root of my inabilty to do something. Doing involves risk and change abd  a chance of failure.But it also presents a chance for growth , which in hte long run may make failure more beneficial than sucess.

'FOR TODAY: I do not need to fear failure. I need, rather,the peace of mind that comes with taking the action I have been putting off.'

For today Page 168 

tila - Thur

Got a bad cold. Accomplished 2/3 of the to-do list. 

It's 7:50. I've got until

It's 7:50. I've got until about 10:00 uninterrupted. Here's what I'm going to do with it:

-8:30 Write up to word #8000

8:30-9:00 Finish important e-mails

9-9:30 Clean

9:30-10 Shower/prep for tomorrow 

Journal 10-10:20

Read 10:20-10:40

kromer 10:30 CI

Here's my "wish list" of what I'd like to get done:
Start PCRs (will do this soon)
Finish HARD refs (working on this now)
Go through email and notes (will do this soon)
Update action lists
15 min galaxy microburst
Read about S's work (will do this soon)
Email S about committee
Come up with a list of possible internship locations
Check on expts
Start shortening paper
Move data off computer
Email about BW
Email about MH

Basic tax re-cert.

Taking this one task at a time (i'm sure I will not get all of these done, I just want to get as much done as possible)
I will start with: Finishing hard refs

Sunflower's to do Jan 17

Put out recycling
Wash chairs
Wash bedding
Pack boxes
Books to library
Get bubble wrap
Call J
Clean bathrooms

Best wishes for everyone to have a productive day!

Vic 1/17/13

Show up (done), plan, exer

Great starter jalla, fear ismybottom line.

Today I want to "act as if" there is nothing to fear and my HP will be with me through the day and all is well. (easier said than done, but anything is possible) thanks.

aotp January 17 2013

open chat 

print today's calendar 

add in appointments

print out list of c

open yellow folder


clement ci - day 69 attempting abstinence

Doing involves risk. I think feel that. But only from my perspective, not Gods. If i'm doing God's will, the consequences to me should not matter. Can i trust God with that, and boldy, do his will with speed and abandon? No. But he can enable me to do that. And God, i pray you do. Glorify yourself in me.

8:09am : It's been 3 min since i last went off plan. I have an early client appointment. I could easily squander it, cuz i can feel myself off plan.

From: 15 points for an alcoholic to consider when confronted with the urge to take a drink

2. Cultivate enthusiastic gratitude that you have had the good fortune of finding out what was wrong before it was too late.

3. Expect as being normal, that for a time, perhaps a long time, you will recurringly experience:

  • The nagging craving for a drink.
  • The sudden impules to just take a drink.
  • the craving, not for a drink as such, but for the soothing glow and warmth a drink or two once gave you

Just replace "drink" with "go off plan, do something impulsive, low priority, and 'fun'" and it fits me to a T.

:) ci
:) quiet time
r task
s task
(this routine today feels comfortable. on 69 day it took. Maybe 3 other days, too.)

9:12am : It's been 1min since i last went off plan. Got carried away in my own thinking, rehearing how i'd explain things to ppl. Back on track now, God willin and the creek dont rise.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


gotmusikk's Thursday

Progress, not perfection.
Consistency over emergencies.
Do the thing that feels healthy, not "shouldy" or escapist.


Check-in @ P.A.
Process my inbox completely

meditate 15 mins.

Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:
-- dishes
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage

8:45-10:30am - dr. appt.
12-4pm - errands, therapy
5-5:30 - D-F
6:30-7 - Bauman
after 7 - RUN(?)

If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.

Things I did well today:
I worked diligently when I had the time to work.

Things I can improve on:
Being perfectionistic, trying to live up to a standard that's not even my own.  If I remind myself that I create my own life, and I get to choose what I put in it - and the only qualifications for validity is if it interests me, and that I feel good when I do it - then I can move about my day in a happier manner.

3 things I’m grateful for:
1)  Therapy, even when it's hard.
2)  Choice.
3)  Food.


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

-- Pema Chodron

EleanorBE's Thursday List

Many thanks jalia! 

Haven't been in here all week because have been plunging straight into work each day, there's been so much of it. BUT that doesn't mean I haven't been procrastinating becasue if I don't check in here, the first thing I do at work tends to be work email and then I work really reactively, responding to whatever comes up, putting off what I actually meant to do, and get to the end of the day having acheived much less than I meant to. Also sleep badly if I don't unburden myself here by posting the to do list. 

So here's today:

Finish reading for tomorrow's session

Plan tomorrow's session

Plan rest of H/A

Put H/A stuff on qp where appropriate

See if you need to get anything for H/A from library.

Write to all staff re. IP mentoring

End of day - write to students re IP mentoring and ASs

Put UP stuff up on IP site.  

Go through work email TWICE ONLY responding to quick ones, deciding what to do re. ones you can't respond to straight away.

Get out at lunch time to buy present for S.  

Move til tomorrow 

Spend one hour looking at Aseries possibilities

Write to P and F re Aseries

Write to D re M(CW) changes 

Also tomorrow 

Early - go through V/A stuff for H/A session

- go through H/A session plan 

Have breakfast with F

Go in to work

Go to library and get S/Mem book

Copy relevant section

Do rest of copying

Meet with K

Teach H/A session 



RisingUp Check-In 1/17


Thanks jalla! Like that.



Work 4: do 5 hours daily

T. project: at least 5 hours daily [so far $120 done] DUE SUNDAY

Do 3 hours daily of outstanding project: DUE FRIDAY

Job app 1 hour



Laundry/Pack/Nails/Get mail

Library/Loan place/Food shop


Walk 45 min. 

Stretch/Tone 45 min.

Bible/Prayer 30 min.

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing



Start lists: agencies/BBB/CofC +

Start job apps

UA/DA mtgs

Lit/Insp. Reading



  • readings 
  • tidy 
  • call l and d and L and mp
  • bedroom 1
  • banking and rent
  • return top
  • shopping for mum and  v
  • ring sponsor
  • meet l for coffee
  • write in journal 
  • pool and gym
  • articles read and notes
  • update plan for writing
  • reciepts type up and print
  • go to c appointment 
  • rehab excercises