Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
That sounds really interesting. What will you be doing for the work part of it?
Dr. Oz yesterday said that his number #1 recommendation for replacing salt, butter, etc is CHINESE 5 SPICE. Alright. Tonight I just put it on roasted cauliflower with some oil spray - separated all the little florets - and baked at 450 for 30 minutes. Yummy.
I’m doing great with the work outs, and falling behind on clutter... So instead of going to the gym this morning I cleaned clutter for 2 hours. I have 14 large binders and loads of notebooks containing notes from my 7 years of college+university education. These notes take up a corner in my apartment (have been doing so for years!), collect dust and give me a bad conscience. They contain too valuable info for me to throw away. Yet in the state that they are, I don’t access any of that info. So another challenge for 2012 is to digitalize the content, make it searchable and easily accessible. I think Evernote+Kindle DX is the best way to go...? This presents another great opportunity, even though I rely heavily on computers for my work (and previous education) I have never learned touch typing! So in 2012 I’m mastering touch typing, the goal is 50wpm at a 95% accuracy rate.
Plan for tomorrow: Drive+shopping in the morning, going to the gym with my dad, art exhibit, pizza and gladiators with my family. I won’t see them at all next weekend and want to spend some quality time this weekend :)
Rox: I work in a research company and am being sent on a management conference.
Today I woke up, grumpy, surly and just unpleasant. I just felt off, I was however nice to my family, a bit quieter and more temperamental than usual though. I went for the drive+shopping, did 45 min at the gym, bought 120grams of sweets. The only change in the program was that due to a blizzard and me having loads to read up on for my trip we scrapped the museum visit. I’ve spent the most of the day in bed reading, watching some tv and DD.
This week I’ve worked out with Bob Harper and one of the things he’s been saying to me over and over again is “Become the woman you see in your dreams”. The touch typing is a perfect example of a skill that my dream self possess. I did a touch typing test and scored 39 wpm 92%, so I’m raising my target to 70 wpm for 2012. My dreams self has a lot of those nifty little super skills. With a media detox and and DD control I hope to have time to develop those.
I also took a closer look at the hotel and they have a great gym and spa section.
I love your typing regime to match your DD girl. I've tried to think of other little things like that. I have kept the added 2 years, despite being very tempted to give them up. I have stayed strong on that front, but not yet ready to go older. Will at some point.
I do use my DD persona to flirt with my husband, but have always done that - have actually included him in the fantasy, making him an indian, pirate, whatever, many times. I'm going to try to think of ways to tweak that. (His favorite is my Tinker Belle, complete with green outfit, wand & wings. That was in my blonde days.)
I'm going to spend day thinking of other ways to tweak the two, to bring them a little closer.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn
Jan 22. Have had a tension headache and felt cold and tired all weekend. Tonight I took a hot bath and had a berry fruit salad. I do feel much better after it! The rest of the plan is to take some advil and get to bed early. I really hope its just due to stress and not a looming cold or flu! I need to get my stress levels under control and start to prioritize more. Otherwise the day has been great. Had a girls day out with mom :)
Hey I know I don't write much on the weekends but mostly because I've been staying offline to lessen the triggers, but I use my ipod a lot so I don't think its countering them much. I have been having a hard time towards the end of the week. I got some bad news that I may discuss later, but its been something that I have been really excited about and kept me pushing through. So that sucks but... things happen for a reason sometimes.
I can't seem to get in bed at a decent time, I've been getting things done that I want to but I still feel the strong need to DD at night to help me and its been keeping me up. It seems Lightman you've been stressed a little and I'm right there with you but we got to hang in there!! I use my DD self to flirt and be spontaneous with my fiancé too Roxanne :) We made greek quesadillas at the house the other day and they were YUMMY I think I'll post the recipe if anyone is interested.
Elizabeth - I want it. I love Greek anything; sounds yummy.
Today is 1st of 15 (?) days of Chinese New Year. In the Lunar calendar, this is the 1st day of spring - certainly seems like spring where I am - and so can take your bad luck (from last year, right thru today) & change it into good luck. To help in this endeavor, it is suggested that you serve sweet fruits (esp. oranges & tangerines) & wine to friends & to the Kitchen God. He will then only report good things about you to the Jade Emperor in Heaven. And if he does report anything bad, the wine will slur his speech so that the J. E. won't understand him. Sounds like some really handy advice to me!
Also, what you do in this next 15 days, ending Feb. 6 - 2 weeks from today - will set the tone for the whole year.
Stir-fry tonight, anyone?