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One of the best ways to get and stay motivated throughout your day is to take short ‘reward’ breaks in between your many TO DOs.
Today, right after I folded a large load of laundry, I took a 5-minute vacation…I rewarded myself with an old ‘I Love Lucy’ video clip on You Tube.
Not only was this a nice and quick break, but it also made me smile! (I’ve seen the clip so many times, but it never fails me!)
Do something productive today. Then, take a short break to view this ‘Famous Chocolate Scene.’
November 5, 2013
I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.
I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable, regardless of the amount of time given.
I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.
I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
I will become a member of the ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (the Procrastinator’s Society) if they ever get it organized.
Source: Via the Internet.
January 29, 2013
It has been SO hot in Wisconsin. Many of us have been hiding out in our air conditioned homes and offices. But, we all need to venture out here and there.
When we’re going to be outside, here’s what my family does to beat the heat and stay cool and safe.
1) BPA-Free Water Bottles: We fill our water bottles with ice and then add as much water as we can. As we’re out, we have our cold starter water, and the cool water that will be there as the ice cubes begin to melt.
2) Caps, Sun Visors, and Hair Ties: I always keep a few of each in the car, so we can grab them when we need them.
3) Sunscreen and Bug Spray: I purchased the ones that come in individual packets that fit in my purse, so we can apply them as needed.
4) Wear Light Clothing: Light-colored, cotton clothing is best when it’s hot and humid outside.
July 24, 2012
My daughter, Amanda, and I had fun dying Easter eggs last night. It has been a special treat for my husband and I having her home this week–she’s on spring break. Each day, we’ve done something special to make this Easter break memorable. Nothing expensive or elaborate…just activities like playing at the park, going bike riding, going to the movies, visiting the zoo, seeing a friend’s new baby chicks, picking up some new reads at the local library, and having a gelato at a favorite cafe’.
What’s on the agenda tonight? Maybe bowling or maybe we’ll just go feed the ducks. Tomorrow, we’re thinking of driving to a nearby town and just walking, browsing the stores, and seeing the sights.
For Easter, after church services, we’re having a family celebration at The Pfister in downtown Milwaukee. They have an enormous, lovely brunch every year and it’s become an annual tradition for us. Of course, the Easter bunny will be there. Afterwards, we’ll go to the Mitchell Park Conservatory where a colorful tulip show is in progress.
Her last day off from school will be on Monday, and we’ll cap her time off with another activity.
Yes, I’m still working this week. But the 1-2 hours of activities we’ve been enjoying with our daughter, has brought many giggles, smiles, and happiness. The time away from work has been worth the world to all of us.
Enjoy every moment with your loved ones, whenever you can. On a final note, happy Easter, happy spring, and happy life!
April 6, 2012
Have you ever seen the comedy show, ‘The Big Bang Theory’? A friend recommended it, and now my husband and I enjoy watching it together.
Sheldon, one of the characters, is ‘very organized’ and is constantly making comments along the lines of organizing, specifically to his disorganized neighbor. Here are two of my favorite comments…
Sheldon: [in a deep Arnold voice] If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.
Leonard: Did it ever occur to you that not everyone has the compulsive need to sort organize and label the entire world around them?
Leonard: Well, they don’t. Hard as it may be for you to believe, most people don’t sort their breakfast cereal numerically by fiber content.
Sheldon: I’m sorry, but I think we’ve both found that helpful at times.
January 19, 2012