Moved again. In June, we moved in to our new townhouse.
I have, on several occasions, left hefty sums of money for the wait staff. I have never waited to see his/her reaction. Also, I always “overtip” – unless there was gross ineptitude or attitude problem. I try my best to tip in cash, otherwise tips are recorded on their taxes. The government already “charges” them 15% for assumed gratuities. Seems despicable.
I try to tip people in most professions that have provided me with a service, of any sort.
I am not in a high-bracket income, but every once in a while, people can be nothing but astounding.
People in general are not rewarded enough for just being “them” and delivering quality service, as a “human being.”
In daily life, I will openly compliment perfect strangers if I find something striking about them.
The world needs more love!
Thanks to some of the most precious friends I’ve ever had in my life, I put many fears to a test. I braved my pallet with them, and for giving me that courage, I will never forget them.
I am a ho…
I am a hoarder.
I said it. It is out.
I need help. I am buried alive.
“I had a hard time going to sleep…
Because you made my life better than a dream
(I’m not going to apologize for that).
Now I want to sleep forever…
Because your absence is a living
How do I let go? Everything is meaningful and important. It represents times and people throughout my life. As my memory fades, my memorabilia remains.
How do you let go and have no regrets?
I need to begin to follow through with some of my goals, or recognize that I have accomplished some of them (in which I should acknowledge,reward myself and be proud). I will remove this goal in one month if I begin to reach some of my other attainable / realistic goals. Baby steps to bigger steps.
It is only in seeing what you have done that will enable you to progress.
Totally worth doing! Persistance is the key. Just keep plucking away at it every day and remember your ultimate goal; a great career and a satisfying life. Even if you are re-entering the the system, which can seem overwhelming, you will settle in after awhile. Things always work out when you try. Just remember that.
I have quit smoking many times over the last 15 years. I LOVE to smoke. I have never once wanted to quit! But I have been smoke-free for a year now. I have used some of the same techniques each time and have found these methods to work best.
Quit Cold Turkey.
This is extremely hard, but it works. You have to be ready to quit though, a want to quit. Set a date in the near distance, and up to that date psych yourself up for it. Convince yourself of this want by thinking it constantly. Realize why you want to. Write a list of reasons. Think of these things each time you inhale your plume of smoke. Tell yourself how bad it tastes (even if you don’t think that).
If your intentions are brought to the attention of others, they will support you (I would hope), but not only that, you will have something to prove. The fear of embarrassment, letting people – and yourself â€“ down can be a great motivational tool.
Motivation from others is an amazing feeling, but having someone doing this with you will aid you on quest.
I have always found this to work. It is a nice little trick. I would party and drink alcohol on a Saturday night. I would chain smoke and have a whole pack in just that evening. I realize that this is both unconventional and unhealthy, but long-term benefits outweigh the immediate. I am not advising, just merely explaining my method and rational. By the next morning, you will feel harsh. The drunker you got the night before, the more you feel ill the next. Feeling this sick, you don’t want to smoke. Later in the afternoon, once you feel better and crave that cigarette, just say “no”.
Think about and focus on how gross it was to smoke all night. Think of how many hours it has been since you last one. When you start contemplating, you will realize that it has likely been 10 hours. Think to yourself that you could put it off for another. And do that. Next time you crave, think about this again. Delay. Reaffirm that you do not want it.
Keep yourself busy
I am not gonna say start exercising (though it may be a good idea), but I am gonna say to find projects to do. Keep your hands moving (not eating though) and even chew gum.
Continually tell yourself that you can, you will or you are quitting right now. Congratulate yourself. Give yourself rewards. Remind yourself of the reasons why you are quitting. Deep psychological conditioning will be needed.
Change you routine around.
If you always smoke at 1:00pm because that is when your favorite show is on, don’t watch the show. Tape it. Watch it another time. Go to the same spot everyday at work? Move away from that space. Change dinner time, wake-up time… whatever you think that will help.
Doesn’t matter. No big deal. Don’t kick yourself over it or call yourself names. Say it out loud, “It was one. I can restart this as soon as I am done this one smoke.”. No more smoking! If you can’t do it at all, give it a month. Do it.
Easy right? Never.