Friday, July 16, 2010

Last night's list:

1) Learn to balance my goals of movement with learning to listen to my body and STOP when the pain says to stop.
2) Get compulsive eating habits under control and eat more whole foods
3) Develop relationships with balance between helping my friends and family, yet meeting my own needs and requesting and accepting help to do so when necessary.
4) Read more books again
5) Begin to write daily again - even a short minimum
6) Get finances under control and set priorities with specific goals to manage them.
7) Maintain the house, car and gardens at an acceptable level without harming my physical health - require Michael's help to do so.
8) Make a decision about the business and then either do it or DON'T do it.
9) Cleanse my life of unnecessary physical objects - keep only what is treasured, valued, honored, loved and used.
10) Get my social life back to a comfortable point, including hosting parties and other gatherings.

Positive thing today toward #10 - trying to get a group together for karaoke tomorrow night and told Garet I want him to go.
#4 Read 2 chapters of current book.
#6 began examining bills to see how deeply in trouble I really am.

Bad thing: Mowed yard even though I probably shouldn't have. I have had a stiff neck off and on all day, mostly on, unless medicated. Mowing in 90 degree heat, even though good exercise doesn't seem like a sensible thing to do. I have decided that if I awaken with even a smidgen of a headache or neckache tomorrow that I am not going to go volunteer at the rest station for the RAIN bike ride. I hate to be a wimp, but I need to take care of my physical health more, and it will be more of a priority to preserve it for helping in my own home, for Mom and Dad and for karaoke! :)


Deb said...

Applauding the focus of your most recent list.

Also smiling for your kindness toward the un-Facebookers (plural). You mean I'm not alone?! Darn: I wondered it was a singular trailblazing protest on my part.

With a smile from, Not Unique After All Deb :)


Hope said...

I did another good thing today. I UN-volunteered to help man the refreshment station for a Bike ride (RAIN - Ride Across Indiana). I have done it three years in a row and it is hard work, but usually fun AND the organization then makes a large donation to the Solar Bike team. I decided I just couldn't give that much of myself time-wise or physically today. It was a difficult decision to make. I thought I would feel terribly guilty, but I DON'T. Instead I feel liberated. I will be able to get some of my own tasks accomplished today, and I hope to have energy to do another day of working with Mom and Dad on the house and apartment tomorrow. My neck is still stiff and it is very annoying. I don't know if it is just stress or if I may have really pulled a muscle or something.