Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 31

Well...It's day 31 and I'm on my 12th Affirmation...

I had a really tough time with this project this month.

I had a tough time thinking of positives. I had a tough time using positives that were suggested to me. I had a tough time thinking of what to write, even when I did think of positives. And...I had a tough time just sitting down and posting in the first place.

Here goes my last one...

My Positive: I do know my faults. They are too numerous to mention. OK...they are not really numerous but I do have a few doozies. I know that this is not the best way to end a month listing my positives but I think that I will feel much better about myself once I have managed to tame these negatives.

I have been working on "fixing" myself for about the last yr. If I actually purchased all of the books I have read to try to improve on my shortcomings my bookshelf would look like it belonged to Brigid Jones.

That said...

My Affirmation: I will work to be the best me I can be, at all times.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 27

I know I have missed many days of my project...First I went away (without a computer) then I have been working on another project...much more important to my life...

I have been exercising and working on my job as much as possible in between the chauffeuring and appointments and getting the house and boys re-settled after being away for 5 days.

I have made the most important affirmations to these things...
(1) I will get my body to repair itself by being very diligent in keeping to a healthy diet and exercise program.
(2) I will not be distracted by unimportant things and instead keep my mind focused on my job...Get as many leases accomplished each week possible.
(3) I will be as calm as necessary while being the best Mom and wife as possible. I will keep my temper and not let it get away with me as in the past.

I have so far managed to exercise 3 times since Tuesday. I have so far finished 3 1/2 leases in the same amount of time.

It looks like I'm off to a good start.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 13

I know I keep using this same picture all of the time but I love it. And I figure that if I do not have a picture of my own then I should use Carrie's picture.

My Positive: I have a great part time job. It's at home. In my own time. No need to punch a time clock (I'm paid per piece). And best of all it...just fell into my lap. I did not have to "hit the pavement" to find it.

I have never had to work from home before and I am finding it difficult. I have a boss that is very lenient on me and shouldn't be. She's too easy and nice to me. I'm not great at setting my own deadlines yet but I am determined to make this job work! I know I can do this. It is just something that I need to work on.

My Affirmation: I will do work before I do anything else. I will do at least one lease per day. I will create my own deadlines.

When I first started this job, my husband added up the money that I could possibly make...he would like me to shoot for 4 leases a week.

I want to No...I am determined to do even better than that.

I know I can and I want to do the best I can.

"Nothing is done until it is done right!"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 12

My Positive: I'm a quick learner. I may need to ask questions a few times or practice while I'm learning but I'm pretty good.

I said once before that I think that people should try to learn something every day. Last night I went to a 45 minute self-defense class given by my son's tae kwon do school. When I heard about it I only debated momentarily, then quickly decided to do it. I was hoping to get a friend to do it with me but I got lazy and only asked one friend and she turned me down flat. (Huh...I think I need to speak to her about that one.) I never got around to asking anyone else. So, I went anyway. I learned some pretty cool moves. It was really fun. Even though it was uncomfortable at first it was a great thing to learn. I'm glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone to go and do this by myself. And I'm glad that I didn't let my husband talk me out of it. (He was afraid I would hurt myself.)

When I came home last night my son asked me to show him all that I had learned. We didn't have much time, of course he asked me at bedtime, so I figured I would satisfy him with the best one we learned. He was pretty impressed that his mom could do it.

My Affirmation: I will step out of my comfort zone more often. When given the chance I will go to what interests me, whether or not I may feel uncomfortable about it or not.

I think you get  even more satisfaction out of something when you do finally decide to step out of your comfort zone. Try it! It's exhilarating!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 10

I know...I've missed some days. My parents are visiting...

My positive: I have people who care about me. I have some health issues. Whenever I see or speak to certain people they always ask how I'm feeling. Not just "how are ya doing?" it's always "how are you feeling?". It gets tiring after a while to have to keep answering that question. I would like the topic of conversation to be something other than my health problems for a change.

I have decided to live my life as if I had no issues. I do not want to not do something because it might be a problem. I want to do it. If it becomes a problem...then I'll stop. I would like to ignore the fact that I have RA and just live my life. Sometimes I can think it away...but not if everyone keeps asking about it. Once in a while it might be nice, but not all the time.


My Affirmation: I will try to ignore the frequent questions about my health. I will go on as if the question has not even been asked.

I know this seems strange but i'm giving it a try.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 6

Blue bells path

My Positive: I like being outside...especially in the warmer weather. I like to hike, ride my bike and go for walks.

My Affirmation: I will seek to obtain as much vitamin D naturally (directly from the sun) as much as possible.

A while back I was told that I was vitamin D deficient. I feel like I'm taking way too many supplements these days. If I can get it naturally great. I'll do it. You should all join me outside! Are you getting your D?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 5

My Positive: I'm intelligent. I know a little bit about a lot of different subjects. My son has helped expand the topics on which I can converse (he's a great learner). Years ago, my one friend told me that she was glad I was with her and her family at dinner on the day of her Harvard graduation because I can talk about almost anything to anyone. This particular Harvard Law School graduate actually told me she was a little lost in the conversation that I was having with her Dad. Really? And it was a conversation which I found very enjoyable. Hmm...


My Affirmation: I will continue to learn and expand my understanding of the world we live in.

I love to learn. I personally believe that everyone should learn at least something new every day of your life.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 4

I once received a fortune cookie with this fortune in it: "You have a natural grace and great consideration for others." I think I know the word grace, but I looked it up in Dictionary.com just to be sure. It gave me a definition that I did not realize..."a pleasing or attractive quality ". I know what consideration is... "something that is or is to be kept in mind in making decision, evaluating facts, etc." Now, I'm set to re-read the fortune.  

OK, I can honestly say that I feel that is me.  Something I never really thought about...but once I did...yup, that's me.  I do believe I have a quality about me that has me try to please others...does that count? Just kidding. 

I honestly think that I have a pleasing quality. That could be why I seem to attract some people that seek to get advice from me. I also always try to be considerate of others. One of my pet peeves is when people are inconsiderate. 

My positive: I always try to take other people's feelings into consideration when I'm doing most everything. 

My Affirmation: I will always be thoughtful of other people's feelings while doing anything that may affect others.

(BTW...I had to fix this post about 3 times...like I said, "I'm a perfectionist.")

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 3

My positive: I'm a perfectionist. Nothing is done right until it is done to the best of my ability. I will always strive to do my best. However, I will never tell anyone else that something is not done well if they have worked to their potential.

My Affirmation: I will always strive to do my best but only what is really feasible.

Being a perfectionist can be both good and bad. I will work to perfect (v. per-fekt) everything I work on.  I will not push myself past any limits to get things right. Either I can do it or I can't. I do not and will not expect anyone to do any more than their own best...most of the time.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Affirmation Project: day 2

My positive: I am a blunt person. If you want to know the truth. I will tell it to you. If the truth is not good, I will try to sugar coat it...but in the end you will get it "like it is".

My affirmation: I will always be honest with people that really want to hear it. I will not give you my honesty if you are not looking for it.

Some days I have problems keeping my thoughts to myself. If it is not asked for I will usually be more gentle in the telling. However, I will only give you what you want to hear for hereon forward.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Affirmation Project: day 1

My positive: I'm short. I am 5'3" but since I am slim I appear to be even shorter than that. But to be politically correct...I'm vertically challenged. Growing up I was never higher than the 3rd shortest girl in my elementary school class. People today call me "petite". But I still say "I'm short."

My affirmation: I'm so happy and grateful that I can squeeze onto a couch in the little space leftover to join my friends/family easily in a conversation.

I will always be petite. I will never be any taller than this unless I feel like wearing a pair of high healed shoes. If anything...as I get older I will only get shorter as time goes by.