Always learning more tips, being more aware of the trigger, noticing where I can make the turn around (preferably before big consequences). 10 hours ago
How do you recover in the afternoon when you've started the day without doing the first things first? 10 hours ago
a good soundtrack
many communities at my fingertips
noticing the posture that’s making my back hurt
meeting friendly people 1 week ago
If you’d like to share any tips, how was childbirth, regarding this goal? 1 week ago
What do you ask a prospective obstetrician about? I'm curious about how much they rely on drugs and whether I will be educated about the risks in time (i.e. before labor, when I'm thinking clearly). 1 week ago
Old-timey wrestlers posing in their unitards, letting it all hang out because they’re proud of it.
Straight posture—I could have that right now! Done! Let the energy flow. 1 week ago
Come one, come all. Today I am giving away…for the low, low price of nothing!...these stupendous habits! (Notice the END in stupendous, and maybe a bit of stupid.)
-tensing the jaw
-tensing the lower back
-curving to one side while sitting
-ignoring the hunger
-tensing the ankle
-squinting the eyes and forehead
And thus, I am enrolled in the possibility of becoming the languid conduit for soothing wisdom…and other great flows I can’t even imagine. On Dasher, On Dancer, On
*relaxed brow/jaw/airway/shoulders—the axis of wonderfulness!
*relaxed back to ankle—aaaaahhhh
*spine floating straight toward the heavens….
Already, the conduit has given me a lovely idea for more aware movement…. 1 week ago
I love how on good days “things get done” rather than “I am suffering through doing things”.
Fanfreakingtastic! 1 week ago
I think I still have high standards. So I wouldn’t say I’m perfect. I like that I have some distance to go. It motivates me.
But I am more ok now with knowing that I am not perfect. I rejoice in it (how I laugh when I drop the ball!).
What’s important to me is that I have hope. Just because I drop the ball today doesn’t mean I won’t be better tomorrow. More importantly, it doesn’t mean I am less as a person. It is impossible for me to be less than I am, no matter what happens or what I do. Mmm, comforting.
I’ve been doing volunteering. Sometimes, it another to-do and I wonder what else it is squeezing out of my schedule. But I have felt vibrant and helpful.
Do I feel that way at my work? Sometimes.
Mmm, perhaps today is the day for vibrancy! (Funny that I am wearing all brown and drab, though. Wait, I’ve got some pink and rhinestones, thanks to a friend! It’s a sign.)
Curiosity makes me vibrant. Can I get curious about what I need to get done? 1 week ago
Not much to share at work today.
Just listed what I’m grateful for.
bored that I have the same emotions
scared to burden my VIP with them
afraid of starting a slump
afraid to admit my fear
disappointed that I’m still afraid
grateful that a voice inside me is saying “it’s ok to be afraid”
anxious I don’t know how to change the fear
anxious I will do the wrong thing
anxious I am starting bad habits here
anxious that this is more indulgent than helpful
disappointed I can’t get past my habit of ignoring feelings
anxious that I’m in a loop of self-judgment
afraid I am focusing on the wrong aspects of life
anxious I won’t get enough time with VIP
frustrated that there doesn’t seem to be enough time
surprised that I have plenty of time for this sort of thing
amused that I can be so rationalizing
confused about what to do next
Perhaps I need reassurance, energy, a break, movement, self-love, acceptance. I ask myself the favor of pretending I am relaxed, accepted and focused (meaning completely clear on what I want to do and yet not linking it to my self-worth). 1 week ago
-an online list of what I want
-how different people are
-a quiet day
-friendly co-workers 1 week ago
If you are afraid of others' judgement, do you get to self acceptance by dealing with that fear first? Or do you start with appreciating who you are? 1 week ago
I am being really private about a certain life event. I don’t know if that’s superstition or just a lack of accepting or maybe a fear of judgment. Hmmm. 1 week ago
I’m balancing out reading more about what’s coming and also avoiding the horror stories. Yeah, it’s gory stuff. I think I can enjoy process with excitement instead of anxiety though. Such a special time and a special opportunity. 1 week ago
How I did it: As I committed myself to this one big life challenge, I realized how far out of my comfort zone I am and will become. I am challenging stereotypes, even of myself. I am really using the new compassionate language I've been dabbling with. I'm noticing how I feel. Read how I did it… 1 week ago
...getting mastery in my new job instead right now. Let’s be honest, I’m also taking my spare time to cook more, exercise more, prepare myself for new challenges that I will not change my mind about. OK, I’ll just clear out this goal for now. I could definitely meet my need to be analytical by applying myself to work instead. 1 week ago
I can’t remember if I was considering a self-help book, tailored to my own self. Or a children’s book, following up on a childhood idea. Well, I’ll just move this goal a little further down the list for now, although I could combine it with my need for creative expression. Constraining myself to a format may actually motivate me more than just saying I want to be more creative. 1 week ago
When my desk and dining table is clear enough for writing letters and doing crafts for a whole month! And my clothes that wrinkle are hanging up. That sounds do-able. Besides taking care of accumulated tasks and boxes, I just need to get into the habit of dealing with mail regularly. 1 week ago
I was so excited to catch a glimpse of a sleeping family along the road, from a distance. Then we saw two different species on our hike, talking up a storm. We saw dozens and dozens in total. They were not shy but also not scary and stealing our things. They stayed in the tree, watching us and responding to the guide’s Tarzan calls! For such little creatures, they make a great racket when called on. Definitely reminiscent of us in the way they move and grasp. 1 week ago
What do I need? Focus.
When do I need it? Now.
Who can help? Me.
Dear me, I’d like to make progress and feel the alignment of my intentions and actions. I need to be proud of myself. Can you give me reasons to be proud of me? If you are willing to do this favor for me, please fill in this spreadsheet, first thing after lunch and errand.
Thanks. 1 week ago
I love Klutz kits! Reminds me to get back to my Shrinkydinks. 1 week ago
I have been thinking of this. Sure, there are crafts, which I enjoy. But to me I think this includes also finding creative solutions, seeing unusual perspectives, choosing with intention (not habit), noticing the patterns, and most importantly incorporating play into everyday tasks. 1 week ago
Hmm, I am reflecting on my achievements and goals. That is a wise way to start the week.
I can also use my time to be aware of my feelings and make sure they are part of my mental plans.
The theme of this moon is “And”. “Soothing and Wisdom” specifically. Feeling and thinking. Planning and acting. Loving and asserting. 1 week ago
Read somewhere that cleaning is good for me psychologically. I didn’t see the hard data on this, but it makes sense!
How it would feel to have decluttered:
It would feel great to have a neat area where my priorities were clear. It would be a relief to not have some organizational projects hanging over my head. It would be heart-warming to be able to have friends over without guilt or embarrassment. It would be reassuring to know I have the strength and follow-through to do the decluttering I know would make me feel better.
Gumption=sticking like gum. 1 week ago