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aidelmaidel









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 11:49 am
I have NO CLUE where to put this but figure this is as good as any.

So I found there are lots of areas in my life I want to work on. When I think about them I get overwhelmed and then can't start any of them.

So I am making a conscious choice to work on changing ONE thing at a time. And sticking to that ONE thing for two weeks. My understanding it can take up to 6 weeks to change a long standing habit, but I'm going to do my darnedest.

Please join me in picking ONE thing you want to change and doing it for two weeks.

To give you some examples of things on my list:

- eating breakfast
- bringing lunch from home
- taking the meds I am supposed to be taking
- speaking in a calm voice
- washing negel vasser by the bed
- saying more then just brochas and shema at least one day a week
- going for a walk one day a week - just to be outside
- complimenting my immediate family members every day
- expressing gratitude with hand written notes once a week

etc. etc.

Right now I'm focusing on bringing lunch from home. It's day two and I'm already wishing I could buy lunch! Part of doing this is taking the time to examine why I am so resistant to making a change in a particular area (I admit alot of it could just be laziness!). I know I am resistant to change in this area because I often want a "hot" lunch, because in my mind a "hot meal" is a sign of caring, and I want to feel cared for. I discussed this with my DH and we agreed to purchase good thermoses so that I can bring "hot" lunches with me to work.

So who else is in?
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Dini20









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 11:54 am
I'm in. I'll work on taking my vitamins every day. I really feel more energetic when I do, but for some reason, hate taking them!
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zigi









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 12:53 pm
this is a really good thread! kol hakovod for trying to change! I really should take the lactional supplement every day. ok I'm off to go take it- it doesn't taste that great
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HindaRochel









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 1:11 pm
Strengthening my bitachon in Hashem
davening with more kavena
guarding my tongue a whole lot better
eating better
exercising more
being better at keeping in touch w/friends and family
being slower to anger
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aidelmaidel









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 1:19 pm
HindaRochel wrote:
Strengthening my bitachon in Hashem
davening with more kavena
guarding my tongue a whole lot better
eating better
exercising more
being better at keeping in touch w/friends and family
being slower to anger


Great list - but pick JUST ONE to work on for the next two weeks. Which one? I suggest starting easy so you can get the sense of accomplishment!
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chocolate chips









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 1:22 pm
Im in on the bringing home-made lunches.
its so much cheaper and easier but I guess im lazy and cant be bothered to prepare it.
Today was the first day...and I made exactly what I usually buy - tuna sandwich on wholemeal roll with toms and lettuce.
Doesnt taste half as good as bought - I guess that $4 I saved will go to something better!
Hope I can keep it going...
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HindaRochel









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 1:23 pm
bitachon then as so much rests with that one.
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flyingmum









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 4:38 pm
Great thread!!
I'll try the davenig one. I've been trying for a while without success though.

I just thought if you promisse yourself a treat ( I don't mean candies Wink ) at the end of a successfull two weeks it might help you reach your goal.
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aidelmaidel









  


Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 4:51 pm
flyingmum wrote:
Great thread!!
I'll try the davenig one. I've been trying for a while without success though.

I just thought if you promisse yourself a treat ( I don't mean candies Wink ) at the end of a successfull two weeks it might help you reach your goal.


You don't have to do something from my list - it's just a list of things that *I* want to work on for myself.

What do you want to work on for yourself?
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amother






Post  Tue, Mar 08 2011, 4:58 pm
Oy so many things......
I cant even begin to think whats the most important one.
BUT my major problem is that I CANT stick to anything for longer than a week!

HELP

Z.

Anon coz if I have to say all the things I will be embarrassed
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chocolate moose









  


Post  Wed, Mar 09 2011, 11:07 am
aidelmaidel wrote:
- taking the meds I am supposed to be taking


You can use a pill sorter. DD has 2 and she finds them very helpful.
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chocolate chips









  


Post  Wed, Mar 09 2011, 11:22 am
Oops I guess day one was good enough because there were no rolls in the grocery last night so guess what?!
Chocolate chips is buying lunch again today!!!
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HindaRochel









  


Post  Wed, Mar 09 2011, 11:28 am
Maybe I should have gone with something easier, like mountain climbing, cause G-d is really challenging me with bitachon....
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manyhats









  


Post  Wed, Mar 09 2011, 11:43 am
I don't recall who said this- It is easier to learn the whole ( something big, maybe Shas? ) then change one midah.

Two weeks ? Speedy Gonzales Olympics !

Bracha
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