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Old 07-10-2004, 06:03 AM
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Lightbulb self improvement and goals

This past winter I wanted to make a list of things to work on, but I hate the whole "New Year's Resolutions" thing so I decided to come up with self-improvment goals that I could work on all year. I ended up making a Yahoo Group to help support myself and it has grown by leaps and bounds and I love it! It is so supportive and we cover a wide variety of topics. We play games, we do random acts of kindness for each other (kind of like the secret pal thing going on here only you are free to send to anyone at any time that is participating) and we do lots more but you get the idea.

Since it is July, I decided to go over my list of goals and I was pleased to be able to remove some things that I had accomplished. I then updated my list and made a new checklist to help track my progress in certain areas more. For example, I am working on these goals:

read bible daily
exercise
grow business
QT with kids
menu plannning
working in zones
prioritizing
budgeting/saving
romance
work on control journal
drink more water
follow daily list

Right now, those are my biggie goals that I want to work on more consistently. My group is helping me to accomplish those goals.

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Old 07-23-2004, 02:35 PM
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My goals I am working on right now are:
exercising 3 days a week
trying to lose 30 pounds
getting on a good sleeping schedule
less sugar

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Old 07-25-2004, 08:14 AM
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My goals I am working on right now are:
exercising 3 days a week
trying to lose 30 pounds
getting on a good sleeping schedule
less sugar

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Those sound like some good goals to get started with. Good luck with them. I am no where near getting my goals down. All's I can do is keep trying.
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Old 08-08-2004, 07:54 AM
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I found this in my emails this morning...so my goal is to bring my stress-level down.



Stress-Buster: Paint the Picture?


Do you have trouble relaxing?

Try using imagery - it's a terrific way to reduce stress and work through those day-to-day challenges. It's also simple, low-tech and effective: all you need is your imagination and a few minutes to yourself. Begin by closing your eyes and taking deep, measured breaths.

Picture yourself in beautiful surroundings - either someplace you have visited or someplace you conjure up from your imagination. Focus on bringing all the elements of the scene to life: what colors do you see? What sounds do you hear? What can you smell? It's all part of painting the picture. Bring the images into focus and try to "stay in" the scene for at least five minutes. Practice this exercise for a few minutes every day, or use whenever you're feeling stressed.

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Old 08-11-2004, 05:56 PM
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Breathing - A Mental Energizer

If you need a pick-me-up or are feeling a bit anxious, try the following breathing exercise; it can help to bring energy and clarity to your mind. The first time, do it for just 15 seconds, increasing the duration by five seconds every time until you can complete one full minute. Always breathe normally between exercises.

Sit upright with your back straight, eyes closed, and shoulders relaxed.

Place the tip of your tongue against the bony ridge behind and above your upper teeth.

Breathe rapidly through your nose, in and out, with your mouth slightly closed.

Keep your inhale and exhale short and equal. Your chest should be almost mechanical in its movements - rapid, like air is pumping
through it.

Try to inhale and exhale three times per second, if you can, keeping your breath audible.


Ideally, you will feel the muscular effects of this breathing exercise at the base of your neck (just above the collarbone) and at the diaphragm. Put your hands on these areas to get a sense of the movements.
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Old 08-12-2004, 06:59 PM
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Janet, I must be doing something wrong.. I nearly balcked out and hit my head on the ..

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Old 08-12-2004, 08:25 PM
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Wow Val! You better not try it then...yes go back to

and stay far away from the lol


The breathing is similar to Natural childbirth..except there is no hee- hee- whoo....

It is all hee- hee.. like a cat when they are birthing..lol

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:10 PM
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Well that's it then.. I had two c-sections! I'm simply not meant to breathe!!
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Old 08-13-2004, 07:43 AM
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Hey Val, either that or maybe I am a cat?


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Old 08-13-2004, 12:20 PM
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You girls are TOO funny

I've had 2 c-sections too but used the breathing techniques to deal with the recovery pain and frankly it worked pretty well!

Have an Awesome day...

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