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Weekly Challenge 1/15- 1/21

This is from the last thread:

anybody think of a new challenge for the upcoming week. i thought of something: why not spend 15 min each day on just ourself's. like making time for a bubble bath or pedicure etc. what do you think?

took at bubble bath last night!

Mon. Jan 14, 4:43pm

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Hm...I need to think about how to adapt this one. I can remember a time in my life when it would have been a huge deal to schedule 15 minutes of guilt-free time for myself! But kids get older, life changes...I spent quite a bit of time today reading, in between housekeeping (15 minutes reading, 15 minutes working).

I'll think about what I'm neglecting, but in the meantime, I'll be here to cheer people on!

Monday, January 14, 2008, 6:17 PM

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ok I have another thought.. besides taking 15 minutes which is good if you have a busy schedule.. take out a piece of paper and write your goals down..

than for each time you do something towards reaching those goals give yourself a star.

like if you exercised, or stayed on plan.. I think we need to give ourselves credit for the good things. we beat ourselves up for the wrong decisions we make, but where is the credit we should be giving to ourselves for the right choices we make..

just a thought for everyone


Monday, January 14, 2008, 6:22 PM

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i am down for this assignment. i have been meaning to incorporate more 'me' time - 15 minutes a day without disruption sounds lovely and calming. good suggestion.

i also like the goal/star idea. i will write some things down. i think it will be nice to sit for 15 minutes and pat myself on the back rather than constantly mentally beating myself up for not staying on task.

Monday, January 14, 2008, 7:02 PM

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Like the double challenge too.....
So here goes...TODAY, I took a hot bath after shovelling heavy wet snow. Felt great to let my cold muscles warm up and relax. Felt really good afterward. Not even sure how long I was in the tub (probably not 15 minutes) BUT it sure felt good.
I'm putting on some great smelling lotion tonight while I watch a sitcom rerun I love....2 and a half men. Talk about free personal time....can't wait!
Been listing like crazy lately...even bought a new little notebook a few weeks ago and I am enjoying filling up the pages, crossing off things and ripping up the pages when I am done. Those ripped out pages feel like stars!

Monday, January 14, 2008, 8:59 PM

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Okay...I will note in my pen-and-paper journal each night at least 3 positive things I did that day--3 good wellness choices (mental wellness included). More if I can. All that I can.

I love writing and don't always get to it, so taking a few minutes every night will feel very good.


Monday, January 14, 2008, 11:53 PM

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Well, I took a long bath last night, probably more like 20 to 30 minutes. It was so relaxing!! I used one of the fizz balls that you put in a bath, it smelled so good and had these little flower petals in it, so once it dissolved I had flower petals in my bath. I'm so gonna have to find more of those. I also listened to my favorite singer while relaxing. Man it was great to just not think about stuff, even if it was for only 20 minutes!!!
I love these challenges/tasks!!! I feel like I have that little something to keep me going, Thank you so much!!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 9:37 AM

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I watched the end og "raising helen" as I did stretches at the end of the day. Sent hubby to next room.
Oh and I did wall push-up in my cube when most people were off at lunch :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 11:01 AM

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Got a call to teach today, and when I arrived discovered I was teaching PE (usually the sub secretary lets me know!). So, during prep period, I ran home and changed--and worked out with the kids. :^ )

My 15 minutes today is going to be reading. I'm in the middle of a really good but somewhat challenging book. Right after dinner when everyone else heads downstairs, I'm going to curl up on the couch with my heating pad and my green afghan and read a couple of chapters.

Plus noting my good wellness choices in my journal.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 7:57 PM

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Reading too of my biggest pleasures. Took a hot bath and I am in my PJ's at 8:30...soft pretty velour ones. Now where is my book!

What am I grateful for today? Got outside and walked back country road with trees heavy with snow. It was beautiful and quiet

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 8:44 PM

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this is my 15 min of me time and it's great time spent b/c I can log and then check in w/ all of you

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 8:53 PM

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