Friday, January 13, 2012

I Have an Accountability Partner

One of the assignments for the Jim Rohn Personal Development Program is to have an accountability partner so I can keep on track. I've had someone in mind for quite a while, and I finally took the plunge and asked. He said it would be an honor. Wow! And today, he asked for my plan. I guess he means business. So, no more slacking off!

I've been reading a little each night before I go to sleep. Unfortunately, reading puts me to sleep, so I don't get much done before I drift off.

This is my plan for next week:

I am my own worst enemy. That being said, I've already started making some of these changes.

Behaviors to change/Actions to take:
Cut TV time by about 2-1/2 hours every night so I can:
1. Go to bed an hour earlier so I get at least 7 hours of sleep. I started this last night.
2. Work on the JR PDP and read the Bible and something educational (currently reading Matthew's Gospel, and You Being Beautiful by Dr. Oz and his brother.
3. Read at least 15 minutes (hopefully I can stay awake 30 minutes) before going to sleep. I started this last week, but I keep falling asleep too quickly, so I'll obviously have to start earlier and not in bed.

Health --
1. Exercise almost every day. Walk after work for 30 minutes on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Go to Waterworks at Spectrum on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. This schedule will be amended on those days that I get to spend time with Roc.
2. Track what I eat.

I've been working on the goal-setting part of week 5 while I wait to begin week 2. The goal-setting part takes so long I thought it prudent to begin before I actually get to it so I can keep the momentum. Gotta keep Mo on my side.

My mentor said to read and review this every day. He sent a worksheet for me to plan my week. I'll make sure these things are on it and keep track daily of what I've done.

Car Update:
My car is in the body shop. They said it is more damaged than they originally thought. I think the tile bent the moonroof track or something, so it will have to be replaced instead of being removed, straightened out and reinstalled. In the meantime, I'm driving a Mazda6.

I realized the other day that I've driven so many different cars since I got my Jaguar. When I put it in the shop, I get a courtesy car. They are usually really cool cars. I've had a SAAB, which I didn't like, a Camry. I really should have been keep track. Anyway, nothing compares to my Jaguar. I still love everything about it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

I Won't Let It Ruin My Day

Yesterday my son and I went to Burlington's to return something, and when we returned to the car, we discovered a ceiling tile from the parking garage on the pavement behind my car. Because I'm not in the least observant, I asked if I drove over it when I parked. He said no and then he noticed that it had fallen onto my car and damaged the roof right at the edge of the sunroof. It's not just a sunroof, but a moonroof. It tilts, opens completely, and there's a shade that opens and closes to reveal or hide the sun.

We had the Burlington's Theft Prevention guy call Mall Security. Stella came by and took lots of photos and my information. I called my insurance company and gave them the info. I don't like Caliber Collision centers, so I'll try Miracle Body and Paint. They did a great job repairing my daughter's truck a few years ago. I just hope whoever fixes my car really fixes it so the window doesn't leak. If you know of a good body shop, please let me know.

Beginning a New Year

According to Feng Shui, we should start the new year organized, decluttered, and clean. Friday after I got off work, I began the decluttering. I went through a few bowls that started gathering junk on the kitchen counter. I cleared off a chair that had been collecting stuff for at least a year, I decluttered some shelves above the sideboard by the dining table, then I headed into my "studio/office" and started going through the 15 boxes that had gathered there while I was putting other rooms in order for the past 2 years. I went through the boxes, sifted through the papers, receipts, blank statements, photos, greeting cards, paid bills, insurance paperwork, and all sort of things I'd thrown into boxes over the past 20 years or so.

I spent the past 3 days sorting, reflecting, reminiscing, and purging, and the house feels so much better, except for the sneezing from the dust ;O). The recycle bin is full, and I have more to put in it. There are SEVERAL empty boxes to collapse and recycle. And I have several bags of papers to be shredded. Our credit union arranges for a truck that shreds so we can bring our stuff. I'm going to find out when that is so I can make sure I don't miss it.

Yesterday I spent several hours going through magazines looking for images for my vision board. I do a new vision board every year. This year, I think I'll concentrate on my personal development, not "things" like I have for the past years.