olw : habit | 6.25.2019 …

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… a tiny calendar update: Christmas is exactly six months away! will you be ready? that is, if you celebrate the date? and no, I’m not trying to rush the season despite the fact that we’re entering into our first summer heat wave…’t’was just a thought that flipped through my mind as I changed the block calendar this morning and again, just minutes ago, when I sat down to pen this post…

so, the question is: what do I have to share about my progress – or not – with my word? As they say in the ol’ country: fair to middlin’ 

I chose my word because I wanted to make better use of my time on a daily basis… one habit I especially wanted to create: getting dressed in the morning before I went downstairs for MSQT. For most of my nearly 10 retirement years, my day begins in my jammies. Why? I just don’t  a) like to “dress” and b) see much need if I ‘m not leaving the house before 10-11 am. The downside: tho’ I’m totally relaxed and enjoying whatever I’m doing, I also am postponing the doing of other things that are of importance and value —so, I think. And I’ve found that I stay in a state of mental quandary: this? that?  maybe the the other? …well, maybe no…maybe yes… and so it goes… A broken record that gets on one’s my nerves! Resulting in not-a-thing happening, getting done, etc. Even Scarlett (Gone With the Wind) ran out of tomorrows…

This past month, I decided to make a tiny change-up: most days I actually began the morning dressed! Even I am impressed! Am I checking off more things on my “get it done!” list? Dubious but then, it may be too early to tell … perhaps if I found the list?

tbc…joining Juliann and others here

Cheers~

FLASH! FLASH! My Apple Watch just reported: Today is my 81st consecutive day of meeting/exceeding my daily Move goal! I like the accountability feature the watch provides. Hmmm: Wonder if I can get it/an app to work for a few other things/habits?!

 

9 thoughts on “olw : habit | 6.25.2019 …

  1. Congratulations on making two big things real habits! Getting up, dressed, and ready for the world is a big one, and meeting/exceeding your Move goal for 81 days is huge! It sounds like your Apple watch may have some positive power for good habits.

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  2. Congratulations on making two big things real habits! Getting up, dressed, and ready for the world is a big one, and meeting/exceeding your Move goal for 81 days is huge! It sounds like your Apple watch may have some positive power for good habits.

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  3. Good for you lady ! up and dressed is kind of a chore when we retire. Altho it is much easier in summer for me to get out of bed! The birds starts around 5! Goals are good ! My goal: get some knit goals and soon

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  4. Many congratulations on meeting or exceeding your Move goal! and making progress on your getting dressed one. I like that little motto … I’m a get-up-and-dressed person, one who can’t bear being in nightclothes a moment longer than necessary – but I am sure that’s just a habit that goes back to childhood. There was no central heating when I was young, so getting day clothes on in our cold climate asap in the morning was a question of self-preservation!

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  5. I am most impressed by the Move goal! I do very well some days and it’s negligible others days! Yesterday went right by me without any thought that Christmas is 6 months away, Lots of living to do between now and then. Don’t think I’ll focus on it for a few more months.

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  6. Way to go on the move goal! I have that same saying at my desk so I can see it as I start my day-Have a wonderful 4th.

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