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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Joy to all !

fudoshin: checkin:12:27pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


Fixing my sleeping schedule.  Today: 12:09pm.  I set my alarm for that time.  As long as I wake up before that time, it's okay.

ms thursday (evening)

joy to all indeed

  • install software
  • e=watch more videos as tests
  • find a sound editing solution.
  • mothers day present
  • pay cc
  • send scraps
  • reply to b email
  • make first edit

Thursday evening

Thanks for the lovely starter movingalong. What a happy picture! Wishing you a joyous day too. 

I am just back after a stay in hospital. Will be out of action for a while but need to still stay on track during this time - focusing on this day-this next 24 hours, and doing the next right thing. 

Thursday evening

  • write f 1
  • wrtie f 2
  • find pp & cb
  • s4 s to photocopy tomorow
  • s4 wb find and start 
  •  a- n&w&a 
  • write in journal
  • m
  • rehab and rest
  • readings
  • HIO



clement ci - day 117 attempting abstinence, 37 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self.

9:21am : it's been 22h 58min since i last went off plan. Yeah, i think yesterday was entirely on plan. That's happened only maybe 1-3 other times.
it's been 24h 09min since i last relied on self. Yesterday was a medium day. I was not temped to feel guilty. I was not tempted to feel prideful. I just went thru my sched w/o a value judgement either way.

10:07am : it's been 23h 44min since i last went off paln.
It's been 24h 55min since i last relied on self. God, i pray, please keep it up.

:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am appt
:) prj task
:) write up g wrk
:) sort tasks
:) flyer
do tasks
do tasks
do tasks
do tasks
do tasks
:-( pre-plan tmwr

1:51pm : it's been 2min since i last went off plan. Only off for about 5min, but that could be the first drink that leads to a drunk.
It's been ---- i am still relying on self. Need to regain abstinence. read "15 points for a self-oholic to consider when confronted with the urge to rely on self and not God" (my translatin of AA brochure).

The unhappiest person in the world is the self-oholic who has an insistent yearning to enjoy life as they know it when they rely on God, but cannot resist relying on self. They have a
Relying on God is sobriety,, the magnificent obsession,
and the most important thing in your life, without exception. You my believe your job, or your home life, or one of many other things come first. But consider if you do not rely on God, but continue relying on self, while you might have a job, a family, sanity and even life, these things will be empty of the greatest Joy, Love, Beauty, and Truth, the things that God provides. If you are convinced that everything of meaning depends on you relying on God, you have just so much more chance of putting your trust in God and continuing to rely on God each day. If you put other things first you are only hurting your chances.

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

a. The nagging craving to rely on yourself, expressed as:
i. motivation-crushing guilt
ii. a feeling of justified anger at being wronged
iii. the urge to work-binge
iv. taking the credit due God in your accomplishments

2:17pm back on plan.

8. Don't permit yourself to think relying on self will help you get something done, make you feel confident, provide a sense of accomplishment, boost your self-image, or put someone in their place. Substitute the thought: "Relying on self will mean separation from God."

10. Cultivate and woo enjoyment of relying on God
c. How good it is to be free of bitterness and resentment.

11. Catalogue and re-catalogue the positive enjoyments of relying on God, such as:
b. The ability to face whatever life may dish out, with peace of mind, self-respect, full possession of all your faculties, and God by your side.

2:23pm : none of that can save me. I am at the mercy of God. Of his grace. If he chooses to pull me out of this absorption in myself, he can. Otherwise i'm stuck. He can use the above texts as a tool, but that text itself will not change me. God has to do it. God, i ask you to. Make me willing to receive it and recognize it when it comes. You have promised you will save all who ask, and so i know you will.

5:53pm : wow that was some news from my son. We'll see where this goes... Anyway, back to my quiet time : "If i am to live in the flesh that means fruitful labor for me. Yet ... my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better." - Philippians 1:22 i love the part about "fruitful labor". God can get met there. I trust him.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Journey 10 am Taking a Break from PA

Hi Friends - I have re-signed up for Leo Babauta's Sea Change program.  The price has been reduced to $10.00/mo instead of $26.00/mo.  so I think the value makes it worth trying again. 

I'm certainly not perfect but I do think that, with your help, I have improved a lot in the area of procrastination, so it's time to take it up a level and work on some additional habits.   I will be back if I find myself procrastinating again, and I will continue to donate monthly to this forum as I feel it's a very worthwhile fellowship. 

I'll be reading and doing the occasional checkin, but for the most part I'll be posting on the Sea Change forum rather than here.    I couldn't have done it without you guys and I will think of you and pray for you daily.


The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom - H.L. Mencken

journey, best wishes for your next step!

Thanks for telling us about what you are doing next. Your posts have been inspiring for me - as clement says it's always good to hear success stories - especially as you are a few years older than me I feel there's hope for me yet!

Am not posting much myself now but often in the chat box, which has been a great support for me, and attend some online meetings.

Hope you enjoy and progress with the 'Sea Change' program! 


I am very happy for you, and i wish you growth on a new phase of your "journey".

Perhaps you could post in "Success Stories" before you go, as a beacon of hope to the rest of us.

point 13 of "15 points for an alcoholic to consider when confronted with the urge to take a drink" says,

13. Cultivate gratitude:
e. Gratitude that since others have done it, you can in time bring it to pass that you will not want or miss the drink you are doing without.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


success story - good idea, clement

I will do that!   

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom - H.L. Mencken

Vic 3/7/13

show up (done), plan, exer

use tools thst work

Knitfisher's Check in 7th March 10:50am

Feeling tired, thursdays not my best days after weds late night.

Today I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Had a shower
  • Had a nap because I woke up far too early (jury's out on if that was a good idea or not) 

Today I will: 

  • Put wash on tomorrow
  • empty/fill DW
  • Do 15 mins of yoga (go on you'll enjoy it)
  • Got to webinar at 12 noon
  • Pay C
  • Do the report for A 
  • Deal with payroll stuff 30 mins so far
  • Do lables for A (Mail-merge, may the universe be with me)
  • Prepare dates for F tomorrow
  • Call F tomorrow
  • Do work with/speak to P tomorrow
  • W work no chance.
  • Switch off PC at 5pm 

Kawaiineko's Check-in on Thursday 7 March 2013

The Journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

Listen to Wait my Turn.
Clean the Kitchen.
Convert PDF to MP3 file to listen.
Listen to MP3 while following in article.
Make notes in Citavi.

Mole's check-in Thursday 7th March

Thank you movingalong - I shall try to find myself a beach at dawn and leap with unbounded joy... And if I can,t find one, I will imagine it fiercely.

7.30 cafe with D - ask about simulator

8.30-9.30 2 poms writing and prep/Cc

10-11 Skype session withC 

11-12 write up notes from call


2-3.30 mem at prov

transfer WP

email M re Schweizerhof

email be re walk

email Jez

book 10 days


pracice ppbm



bed by 11


Said no to tempting offers without procrastinating

Followed my intuition

wrote with courage 


Actually, this has been a wonderful day and I have no answer to that question. 


waking up with a spring in my step - must have been seeing movingalong's thread starter before I went to bed.

a cooler change

a parcel from my sister

C's insights into my saboteur

E sending me the Neil Gaiman link 

H going out of her way to show me a different approach to pbm