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what proactive/enjoyable things....
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:37:10 PM »
have you done today and planning for the weekend?

I am always going on about being proactive.  Trying to egg people into taking a few leaps of faith, to urge and encourage (maybe some think berate  :P :sprachlos020:) people to abandon the reactive habits (monitoring, reassurance, self-testing, feeling hopeless/helpless). 

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what good things have you done for yourself today and what are the plans for the weekend?  Everybody has to start somewhere...



I will start us off.

Today started off with a 3 mile walk with my dog.  I saw a women in another neighborhood who shared her garden with me.  I am a gardener so this is like heaven for me.   I did have to take my youngest to the rheumy today.  But the doc is fun so that is all good. Tonight Hubs and I are going to the movies.  YEAH date night.  we even have one free ticket.  YES.   I may finish a book I downloaded last night.  It is fantastic... however it is true story about a women with a disease. so maybe not a good choice for everyone  :yes:

Tomorrow I will start off the day with another walk with my dog. Next is a soccer game for my 13yr old.  I am also going to bake FUN pina colada cupcakes for a party we are going to tomorrow.  My friend calls it their annual "Spring Fling".  We shall have a good time.

Sunday will be a bit more laid back. I may look into  some books my daughter's rheumy suggested.     ;D


SO who next is up for the "Proactive challenge?"     :party0002:

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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 04:57:14 PM »
well, tonight I am going out to dinner with my husband and then coming home to watch the NHL draft---I am a hockey geek. But I know my team will mess something up.

Tomorrow, I plan on cleaning the house and buying a new rose bush (the winter killed the last one), for the front of my house and I have to detail my car---these are all things I like to do

Sunday, I do not know, but I will do something.  I am not going to sit in and just watch TV---I have done that enough the past few months. 

I am determined to get my anxiety under control.  It all starts with ME!!!!

BTW---I did get one of the books that you recommended last week---I just started reading it last night. 

Thank you very much for all of the wisdom that you are sharing with us.

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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 05:11:44 PM »
NICE Lad.   :bigsmile:

oh which book did you get?   the book I am reading now would send some HA peeps over the edge I think.  :dazed:

and you are absolutely right;  It does start with ME.    KUDOS  ;D    Ain't nobody can fix your  B-;  thinkin' but you. 

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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 05:15:30 PM »
oh and you know I was just downstairs making dinner....  um not a right nutritious one tonight-----  little bitty hotdogs (cocktail sausages) with crescent rolls.  lots of peeps call them pigs in a blanket.  and tater tots.   I will fling in a veggie  :winking0008: .    BUT what was I doing while making this chef's delight?   I was singing stupid made up songs to the tune of  the "spiderman theme".  yes sixpack sings loud, proud and stupid.   :happy0005:
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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 05:25:47 PM »
I'm planning on working on my garden tomorrow. I'm not a gardener but my harden is a work in progress and I enjoy it. Had a relaxing day today catching up on some computer tasks, cooking with my husband and sitting outside talking for a while. Tonight will catch up on some of my TV shows. I really enjoy all of the relaxing I do during the weekend since on weekdays I'm working out in the mornings and teaching folks how to build dollhouse online. Its fun but I like the two day breaks.
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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 05:36:45 PM »
LAD, that's cool!  I am getting more into hockey since my Kings won.  I didn't know the draft was tonight...the season just ended it seems.

I'm going to work on emptying my DVR tonight and tomorrow in working out then heading to the salon.
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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 05:47:44 PM »
Sixpack

I got Hope and Help for your Nerves---I can't wait until after the draft, so I can continue reading.

I know a lot of people may think cleaning a house and detailing a car, isn't fun but I really enjoy both---especially detailing my car.  Nothing greater then driving a car that is clean inside and out.

Today I went to a new doctor, I explained everything that was going on with me.  I just realized that my HA started the month after I sold my mom's house.  For 2 years I was either cleaning it out, fixing it up and selling it.  when it was all over and done with, I didn't know what the heck I was going to do with myself, so I just concentrated
 on all of my physical/health problems.

 Losing my mom really hurt, and like you, I had to make the life/death decision, on my own. 

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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 05:52:09 PM »
yesyesno

I am a total hockey geek. I really enjoy watching hockey.  The draft starts at 7 on TSN.  I have my DVR all set up because I will miss the first half hour because we are going to dinner.

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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »
Lad it is all about what makes you happy.   :yes:   Claire Weekes was a wise woman

YYN:  are you a DVR-a-holic?  we dvr quite a few things.  Covert Affairs didn't get taped for us.  :fragend005: .

J unoX----  gardening is what pulled me out of a free fall in '97.  I have LOVED it ever since.  I am glad you enjoy it.
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Re: what proactive/enjoyable things....
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 06:28:27 PM »
Great post sixpack.  We need more posts like these instead of all the obsessing.  I just finished 10 shifts straight so I need a night just to veg with my gals, watch a movie, get to bed early.  But tomorrow we might hit the new go-cart track...maybe do some cooking.
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