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Just Not Right

Friday, May 21, 2021

Last night, my roommate and I baked potato chip cookies for my priest. His ordination anniversary was last Friday. A belated gift.

While the cookies were baking, I did a little soul searching.

I know people that do nothing but simply cook, clean, watch television, work on crafts, further their education, exercise, etc. I do nothing but cook, clean and work. I want to do everything else too! I want to study aromatherapy. I want to exercise non-stop. I want to work on creating wreaths and gift baskets. Just not fair.

What would you do? My life is just passing by.

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    You definitely have to schedule things to get them done. One step at a time it all gets done. emoticon
    71 days ago
    I work, cook, and read. I exercise as much as I can, though I'm often limited by hours in the day and a lack of energy after a long day working and commuting. I craft when I can. I go to church on the weekends, though I would love to have time to go during the week. You will notice I didn't put "cleaning" on my list. I don't clean a lot. I do on Saturday and Sunday evenings usually and whatever I get done is what I get and I just live with it for a week!
    71 days ago
    When I started my exercise program, I just made a commitment to myself to exercise ten minutes a day. I even broke up the time some days, doing leg lifts before I got out of bed, doing squats for the minute that my food was in the microwave, or dancing for 2 1/2 minutes in the living room to a song on the radio, or taking a fast 3-minute walk to the mailbox. All of these minutes add up, and for me I made a pact with myself that doing 10 minutes of exercise a day was non-negotiable. I would fit it in, no matter what. This past year I have been doing far more than the 10 minutes a day, and I passed 500 days in a row just this week. You've got to decide that you want to develop a new habit more than anything else, and nothing will stand in the way of it. You can do it!

    I looked online and saw this free Introduction to Aromatherapy course. Sometimes these free courses end up sending you offers to purchase something (that you are not required to buy), but it might be worth a try. Just make it a point to schedule some time into your day to watch all or parts of the videos. If you can't watch the whole thing in one sitting, watch for just a few minutes at a time. Before I retired, my drive to work was only 10 minutes, and I kept books on CDs from the library in my car, and I'd listen to them on the way to and from work. It took me quite awhile to finish a book, but if I had not listened to them that way, I wouldn't have learned anything or enjoyed them at all. Here's the link to that (hopefully) free course. You'll have to copy and paste because I can't put a hot link in this message.

    Best wishes for success to you as you "re-invent your life." Always remember this: You're worth it!
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    72 days ago
    As others have said, you have to schedule time for whatever activities are important to you. If you want to study aromatherapy, find an online class and set aside time each day to study. Same for anything else you really want to do. You can make it w
    72 days ago
    You definitely have to schedule things to get them done. I do and still don't always get to them. But it is a higher chance. Have an amazing day!
    72 days ago
    Have you tried scheduling time to work on a new hobby or learning? Sometimes when we don’t plan, life just passes by, I know I struggle with this experience
    73 days ago
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