CHECK IN for Week 18: Put On the Put Off

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Week 18‘s task was to PUT ON THE PUT OFF!

More clearly, to PUT ON your calendar that APPOINTMENT that you’ve been PUTTING OFF!

It could have been a doctor or dentist appointment, some test you needed, a car or house maintenance appointment, or even that needed massage or manicure.

How’d that go?  Have you done it yet?

If you did it, were you aware of how it felt after you did it?


I know life gets busy and things can get PUT OFF and PUT OFF!

How does PUTTING ON the PUT OFF appointment help you be a Lighter More Loving You?

  1. SELF CARE is so important.  If you keep putting off what is caring for yourself the lack of “care” will start showing up in other areas of your life and in your relationships!   Self care promotes better other care.
  2. TRUSTING YOUR SELF…do you?  The little things, like making self-care appointments, builds trust for your self.   If you don’t trust yourself it will affect your decisions, your courage, your confidence, your self-esteem.
  3. REDUCING STRESS is aided by doing those things you PUT OFF!  Even if you are not totally aware of the stress, it is there nagging at your peace of mind.

When ever you start to feel stressed or low about yourself, check to see if something needs an appointment or if there is something you’ve been PUTTING OFF.

Cheering You on to a Whole TRUSTING YOUR SELF Heart,
Barbara

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2018 Week 18: Put On the Put Off

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Week 18’s task for 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is to PUT ON THE PUT OFF!

More clearly, to PUT ON your calendar that APPOINTMENT that you’ve been PUTTING OFF!

I do believe that most of us dread a few things…

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Tax Accountants
  • Tests…of any kind!

Sometimes we even put off things like…

  • pest control,
  • tree trimmers,
  • car maintenance,
  • that needed massage or manicure.

What have you been PUTTING OFF scheduling?

This week is the week to pick  up the phone and make that appointment.

Leave in the comments that you PUT IT ON, and I’ll send you a big cheer!

Encouraging you to a Whole PUT IT ON Heart,
Barbara

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CHECK IN for Week 14: Read SSLLOOWWLLYY

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The task for Week 14 of a 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You was to unplug all your devices and READ SLOWLY!!!   

To read a novel.

To comfy-up at home or a coffee shop for an hour and read.


When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depressioncutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.   Dec 12, 2016

Business Insider (for more info on the why reading is good for your health, click HERE)

Reading also benefits…

  • Imagination which in turns improves problem solving and creative endeavors;
  • Vocabulary and thus ones writing and speaking;
  • Knowledge in many forms–history, far off places, cultural mores, etc.;
  • Understanding others through characters in books and thus compassion for self and others.

I am continuously amazed at how the simplest things, like reading a book for an hour, can have great impact on our health, happiness, and love of life.

Cheering You on to a Whole Hour of Reading Heart,
Barbara

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2018 Week 14: READ SSLLOOWWLLYY

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The task for Week 14 of a Lighter More Loving You is to READ SSLLOOWWLLY!

This week schedule an hour to turn off the devices and read.  Cuddle up at home or go to a coffee shop with comfy chairs. 


I came across this article not long ago…

“Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn’t to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading” – Jeanne Whalen, Wall Street Journal    Link to article HERE.

I love to read, yet making time to read novels was a rarity.   I tended to find myself skimming articles and blogs, enjoying only the photos in magazines, and picking up work related books over a novel.

Then I saw the SLOW READING CLUB site and was inspired.  It’s not really a book club with discussions.  It is time to relax, unplug, and read!

There is something quite luxurious about cozy-ing up and escaping into a good story.

There are health benefits for doing this as well!  After you have your READ SSLLOOWWLLYY hour, share what benefit you received!

Encouraging Us to be The Whole Slow Reading Heart Club This Week,

Barbara

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