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  1. Thread: Daily List

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    Pretty late in the day - 2 pm - but hoping to get...

    Pretty late in the day - 2 pm - but hoping to get a few things done. This next week is going to be challenging because it's going to be hot and humid so I'll have to push myself to get stuff done.
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    We got the wrong tree

    A few months ago we bought and planted a 15-gallon Robinia "Purple Robe" because it's a pretty tree that grows in the worst conditions and we have a challenging area where we would like a shade tree....
  3. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    Today's list: Take dogs to the park Home...

    Today's list:

    Take dogs to the park
    Home Depot shopping for weekend project
    Vacuum
    Wash glass patio doors - dog drool all over them!
  4. Thread: Daily Routines

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    I guess I do have some daily routines. Mornings...

    I guess I do have some daily routines. Mornings I wake up early and open up the whole house to let in the fresh cool air and let the dogs out. Then we all curl up on the couch with a blanket and go...
  5. I'm really trying to motivate myself to tackle my...

    I'm really trying to motivate myself to tackle my office and garage and not having much luck. I'd like to join in here and see if this helps. I usually prefer to do big chunks of time but I can't...
  6. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    Yesterday ended up being a mostly rest day. ...

    Yesterday ended up being a mostly rest day. After finishing my paid work, I went to lunch with a friend and afterwards took a nice long nap. I still did all the basic everyday stuff, but no project...
  7. Thread: Daily Routines

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    Daily Routines

    Part of the reason I started the daily list thread is that I've had a hard time establishing a regular daily routine. After many, many years of working and having a strict schedule, I suddenly found...
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    Congratulations!!! :cool: I'm so happy for you....

    Congratulations!!! :cool: I'm so happy for you. What an awesome feeling it will be to turn in your notice. And then you get to start on a fresh new adventure. Happy dance for Zoe Girl!
  9. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    What finally got me going yesterday was making a...

    What finally got me going yesterday was making a phone call to schedule a routine appointment. For whatever reason, that loosened up the brain and I was able to switch into action mode. I put a...
  10. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    The shorter list did not work well for me. I...

    The shorter list did not work well for me. I wasn't getting anything done so I added a bunch of stuff and that mobilized me into action and I got everything done by 4 pm and then I showered and had...
  11. Thread: Post interview

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    I didn't realize you had an interview yesterday. ...

    I didn't realize you had an interview yesterday. Best of luck!!!
  12. Thread: July Purge

    by Geila
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    I'm trying to decide if it would be easier for me...

    I'm trying to decide if it would be easier for me to organize the extra stuff and just make space for it and keep it, or get rid of it. Overall my house is very good since I did the Kondo thing a...
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    Zoe - not sure what the bolded part meant. Can...

    Zoe - not sure what the bolded part meant. Can you clarify? I don't want to respond thinking it means one thing and it actually means something else.

    A friend of mine went back to school in...
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    ZG - I'm so sorry you are going through this. ...

    ZG - I'm so sorry you are going through this. For me, it's hard mentally to let go of stressful stuff even when I know, logically, that I should or that it's waaaayyy past time to do so. So I...
  15. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    Well, I did nothing on my weekend list, so it...

    Well, I did nothing on my weekend list, so it seems my all-or-nothing approach is going to take longer to change than 1 day. :) But I did have a fantastic weekend. It wasn't as hot as predicted so...
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    Thanks for the excellent discussion, everyone. ...

    Thanks for the excellent discussion, everyone. I've decided that I will continue to avoid social media. I don't count this site, even though it technically is, because it's not addictive and it...
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    Question for those of you who have no problem...

    Question for those of you who have no problem setting boundaries or resisting the addictive aspects of social media:

    Do you suffer from any mental illness or disorder, addiction, or compulsive...
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    Of course, not everyone is going to have a...

    Of course, not everyone is going to have a problem, just like not everyone becomes an alcoholic or drug addict. In high school I tried alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and cocaine, and became...
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    What keeps running through my mind is that in...

    What keeps running through my mind is that in social media, we are the product that is being sold. When you look at how sophisticated and effective advertising is in manipulating our brains for...
  20. Thread: July Purge

    by Geila
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    Thanks for the welcome rosarugosa and danna!

    Thanks for the welcome rosarugosa and danna!
  21. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    I finished my whole list (minus the office which...

    I finished my whole list (minus the office which will be it's own project) by 6:30 and then had the rest of the evening to relax. I had planned no list for the weekend but I'm going to see if I can...
  22. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    rosa - thank you! :) You definitely have a...

    rosa - thank you! :) You definitely have a harder task ahead of you. My condolences to you. And I'm glad someone else gives themselves a boost of accomplishment. It's so satisfying to cross...
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    bae - thank you for sharing that. It's exactly...

    bae - thank you for sharing that. It's exactly what I'm afraid of. I suffer from anxiety and depression and it just seems like the way social media works, it would amplify both of those conditions....
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    Social Media and Mental Illness

    Taking another break from my busy day and I wanted to put this out there for thought and discussion. I've avoided social media pretty successfully for a few reasons: strained family-of-origin...
  25. Thread: Daily List

    by Geila
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    As an exercise in alternative thinking, I thought...

    As an exercise in alternative thinking, I thought I'd use Catherine's method to create today's list and I came up with one; and then I looked at why I've been putting these things off and felt the...
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