This is a great way to shout out I DID IT when you accomplish THAT ONE THING you've been putting off. Come on tell us, we want to know how amazing it feels!
Today I built the forum that you've all been asking for and made some serious headway on some productions...tell me yours!
hi Doers. My apologies for being quiet recently. The consequences of busy work time and forgetting me time. I just thought I'd share with you my story from this morning. I had a 10:30 appointment to pick up some reading glasses this morning. Still not sure why I need reading glasses when I wear contacts 😳 as the optician took the glasses out of the case, I could see they weren't my order. I pointed this out but they asked my to try them anyway. They clearly (ironic word !) weren't my order. I explained to them that they weren't my order and indeed, it's the second time they've messed up my order. I actually felt the anger rise and then remembered the Daily Do from this morning, 4, 7, 8. I did this several times while the assistant was scurrying around trying to find the correct order. By the time she returned, I was calm. She asked if it would be possible to call me when they find them. I said it would and left. Confrontation avoided 🙂
Bless you, thank you so much for taking a moment out of your difficult day to respond Carmel! ❤️
Wow Gracie...you are amazing and inspiring. i loved reading your post and feel really happy things are working for you, albeit slowly.
i am sorry i cant write more at the moment ( long day, funeral, sad) but i just wanted to say, Brilliant!
So i have almost caught up on the playlist, im exactly 7 days behind and just listended to the one about Doing instead of having the midnset of ”Don’t”. This is a huge one for me I think!
It’s soooo easy to get bogged down in everything my body or mind ”can’t do” and be negative, and it’s even easier to stay in a mindset of complete control (which is just the illusion of control let’s face it) and constantly have ”Don’ts” running through my head.
So my new goal is to try and flip it round and see the positives rather than the negatives!👊🏻
And on a happy happy happy note, I have been getting up at a regular time every day (almost!) this last couple of weeks, splashing my face, making my bed, breathing, writing down three things I’m grateful for each day, and sometimes meditating or going for a short walk up the country lane near my house.
I have literally, over the last 7 years, tried everything under the sun. All the self help apps and books and websites, different practices, trying to keep a meditation or yoga routine going for more than a couple weeks etc etc etc and NOTHING has stuck with me. Even the smallest things (Drink lemon water, meditate for 15 minutes, stretch, walk, etc) as a morning routine have always just felt too much for my mind to handle and my body to get into. Mornings are hard for me, and in all honesty, many mornings I just don’t want to wake up because it’s too hard being in my own head all day. That’s pretty heavy I know. But I’m always honest.
Since I’ve been doing these teeny tiny things in the morning (making my bed....whuuuuut?!) that only take me a few minutes to do, it’s like my brain has finally gone ”At last! You’re taking care of yourself rather than forcing and scolding!”.
All my life I have been so unkind to myself, let’s even call it cruel. I’d never treat anyone the way I’ve treated myself, and yet I’ve never found anything that even begins to work ON THE INSIDE once the action has faded.
It’s the tiniest changes, but I feel like my mindset towards the day shifts ever so slightly to allow for more kindness, more freedom over my self control, more desire to move, to eat healthier, to do things I love.
It’s just tiny at the moment but I feel it, and it’s more than I’ve evergot from any self help book.
Before, I’d learn and learn, but struggle to do.
So thank you Paddy for not overwhelming my brain and getting me DOING!!
(As a serial planner and rubbish carry through-er that’s saying something!)
Baby steps,a rocky path and a long way to go, but I’m happy right here at the begining and looking forward to carry on doing and learning and then doing again!😌
So today, I got up early and went and volunteered at my local parkrun. It felt good being out and seeing people I hadn't seen for quite a while. It'sthe first step on my road to fitness recovery. I've also decided I need to stop body shaming myself. I've hit 135kg so I'm going to start bringing that down. Generally feeling better about most things since I've started the Daily Do :)
Aurore, I think you are brilliant. Well done...and your English is great so dont apologise. Hope your upsetting news is cope able with and you are Ok x
Hi there! I started the day with some upsetting news to deal with. I felt very angry about it and kept thinking about it whatever I was doing. While doing the laundry, walking the dog, playing with my daughter I realised that my head and even my whole body were filled with this anger which was colouring my whole day and interactions. And then I thought about the Daily Do! And... I hit the 4-7-8 Reset button! And... it worked! I was here and now again! I've had to use this precious hint several times until my mind was free... at Iast! As Paddy said, we're the sailors, not the sea... I can't change what made me upset, but I can choose to not let it color the rest of my day and relationships. First time I am able to do it! Thank you so much Paddy! (and sorry if my English might sometimes be weird or hardly understable but I'm French and sure doing my best)
Well I signed up today to volunteer at my local Parkrun on Saturday morning. A small step to get back into the habit of getting up and out on a Saturday to do Parkrun and get my fitness back. Hope it's warm lol
Saw some real progress in a different area today. Aside from getting to work at 6:15 again (a side effect of Daily Doing I wasn't anticipating as I hate my job !!!). I'd signed up for a webinar this evening and was looking forward to it all day. When it came time for the webinar, it wouldn't work. I tried several times to reconnect and nothing, no sound, no video. Ordinarily, when something like this happens, I would be cursing and banging stuff around and being really frustrated. This time, I just posted for everyone to enjoy the rest of the webinar and thought I'd just go and do some writing (after having caught up on the Daily Do first of course). It's definitely better to feel calmer and not let the situation dictate my actions. Thanks Paddy :)
That's amazing Mlainie and Mike! I love that you're using some of the ideas to create some stillness in you at any time that suits you....I used to have music, radio, tv, a screen on or a phone in my hand most of the time...now I just remember to turn anything that I'm not choosing to watch or listen to off. Pretty simple but I quickly got used to the silence that used to make me uncomfortable and now it's adding peace to my days. Then I get more of what I want done because my mind is clear.
fantastic Mlainie. Well done.
I'm still putting off going for a run before work but I did cycle to work.
Tonight I did my meditation and followed one of the habit breakers it suggests. This week it's about valuing TV, planning your viewing and only watching the programs you really want to see. Rather than mindlessly staring at the screen all evening like I usually do and then wonder why I don't get anything done.
The program I planned to watch was a repeat I'd seen recently so I bravely switched off the TV. I'm actually enjoying the quiet. All I can hear is the odd car driving past.
Once I've finished messing around on here I'll pick up my knitting and get a few rows done! 😊
Got in to work at 6:15 this morning and broke the back of my workload before everyone else turned up with their constant interruptions. Probably did more in that hour than I have all year so far. Got home and didn't switch the telly on until 8pm and came up with a couple of song ideas which I've made a brief audio note of so that I can work on them. Also caught up with the Daily Dos.