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1/2/20 2:11 A

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I am going to let this thread sink to the bottom of the archives now.......... I started it in 2014! That is SIX years of doing 100 DWL therapy here on this team. And I'm still going strong.

I'll keep myself a link to it - in case I want to go back and review. But I'm truly astounded at how much progress I've made. Slow and steady wins the race!



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12/31/19 5:34 A

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Tuesday, 31st December 2019!

I've been doing this 5-steps thing for quite a while now, and I like it. But I don't want to hog the thread, so I think I'm going to stop after today. It's a great one to be mindful of though, and there is a thread set up in the General Discussion that I might use when I need it. Hopefully, others might too.

1. Do tasks - I got my groceries in, did a load of laundry.

2. Make music - listening to local radio, I also played my recorder for a while

3. Get active - I've been out for an hour's run this morning; also had an hour's walk this evening

4. Read - loving 'We Are The Weather' - a non-fiction book about the climate crisis

5. Reflect - I'm in a good place - very fortunate to have somewhere safe and comfortable to live, a job that pays me enough (if not a lot!), my health, my family, my friends. I'm very fortunate.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/31/2019 (14:24)
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12/30/19 5:46 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - main task was to post a couple of thank-you cards and take a book back to the library

2. Make music - nope - a quiet day

3. Get active - only 6,000 steps today - not feeling energetic today

4. Read - yes, this is my main thing today - back to Box of Delights!

5. Reflect - a slightly scratchy throat........... two days of no work........... rest, rest, rest

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/30/2019 (14:25)
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12/29/19 8:54 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - sort out my in-box

2. Make music - yes, listening to funky music on local radio

3. Get active - yes, I went for a run this morning 1hr 26 mins

4. Read - try stopping me - I'm so 'into' the book I'm reading

5. Reflect - I feel SO much better for (a) going for a run and (b) eating proper food for lunch!

Gill

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12/27/19 2:35 P

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - laundry done this evening; made two 'thank-you' cards

2. Make music - yes, radio on

3. Get active - I did 20 mins stretching, and ST for my legs this morning, using ankle weights

4. Read - loving my latest book "We are the weather" by Jonathan Safran Foer

5. Reflect - Nice to have a little space this evening knowing that I don't have to be up early in the morning tomorrow

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/28/2019 (14:52)
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12/27/19 2:35 P

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Friday

1. Do tasks - wash up, clear the decks, get food ready for work tomorrow

2. Make music - I've enjoyed a wide range of playlists on BBC Sounds this evening - nice

3. Get active - I only managed about 8,000 steps today, but went for a short walk with a friend, and I might fit in a bedtime yoga routine later

4. Read - finally finished one of my library books (whilst travelling on the bus today) so have a new one to begin; "WE ARE THE WEATHER" by Jonathan Safron Foer

5. Reflect - I need to actively prevent my life getting slower and smaller as I age

Gill

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12/26/19 4:23 P

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - work, work, work

2. Make music - listened to music at work

3. Get active - did 10 mins with my hula hoop this morning, and got just under 10,000 steps done

4. Read - I have more books than I can read. I need to read one at a time!

5. Reflect - I need to make a plan for the coming year - add to my vision board.

Gill

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12/25/19 1:48 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - I reckon work counts today - it was hard work, but enjoyable work

2. Make music - listening to Arise and Hail over and over again!

3. Get active - I have my tracker on! I managed almost 10,000 steps

4. Read - hmm....... OK, this is a reminder to get to bed and read tonight.

5. Reflect - I've eaten more than my body needs and the scale reflects it. But I'm not going to panic - I think I'll start again on Monday!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/25/2019 (14:03)
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12/24/19 2:27 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - went to work!

2. Make music - listening to local radio before work this morning

3. Get active - I did some squats and side-bends whilst waiting for my coffee

4. Read - watched an episode of His Dark Materials

5. Reflect - I need to be mindful about my eating tomorrow!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/25/2019 (01:47)
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12/23/19 6:53 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - I've been shopping, and changed the sheets on my bed

2. Make music - I took some time to enjoy playing my recorder this morning

3. Get active - not much, but at least I'm wearing my step-counting tracker today

4. Read - didn't get much reading done today

5. Reflect - I'm keeping myself well, and on-track

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/24/2019 (02:26)
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12/22/19 3:33 P

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - I cleaned my windows on the outside

2. Make music - I played recorder with a group, at a candlelit carol concert in a local church - it was lovely

3. Get active - hardly at all today really - feeling very weary

4. Read - this and that, nothing significant today really

5. Reflect - I'll be glad when Xmas is over!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/23/2019 (06:52)
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12/21/19 4:50 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - banking to do today, for myself, and for the local indie library

2. Make music - I'm listening to an R&B Xmas mix on BBC Sounds

3. Get active - I managed my steps, but nothing else today

4. Read - I read a magazine with cool ideas for December

5. Reflect - I appreciate the weekend's rest

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/22/2019 (15:32)
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12/20/19 1:33 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - not really - just work today

2. Make music - enjoying local radio - smooth evening radio

3. Get active - I did almost 12,000 steps today, but apart from that, nothing extra

4. Read - no, this evening I'm taking a hot-water bottle to bed and watching a film

5. Reflect - I have a cold, and I'm glad to have two days off from work now

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/20/2019 (15:14)
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12/19/19 4:26 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - my day started with a pile of washing up that I should have done last night!

2. Make music - local radio this evening

3. Get active - I did a lot of foam rollering, hamstring and back stretches this morning as I was feeling stiff and sore

4. Read - almost at the end of one of my library book

5. Reflect - I've done well today - my nose is running this evening, so another early night (it's already 9 pm actually - better get a move on!) as I've an early start tomorrow.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/19/2019 (15:54)
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12/18/19 2:22 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - well, I'll be at work most of the day, but that ironing still needs doing!

2. Make music - yes, listened to music at work. I'm loving being able to listen to Christmas mixes on BBC Sounds app

3. Get active - I did my morning stretches, and ST for arms today

4. Read - I managed half a chapter before I nodded off last night!

5. Reflect - I need to take care of myself to get through this cold and be well for Xmas

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/19/2019 (04:25)
Gill

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12/17/19 2:06 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - mostly shopping, work, cooking - I have the ironing waiting to be done!

2. Make music - listening to a funky evening programme on local radio

3. Get active - I started the day with my exercise routine.

4. Read - I've just renewed three library books - I need to keep reading and keep reading!

5. Reflect - I'm on the brink of a cold - need to take care, drink plenty, take my vitamins, get enough sleep

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/17/2019 (14:57)
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12/16/19 1:22 P

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Monday

1. Do tasks - got some shopping done, cooked stuff, fed the Xmas cake. did my menu-planning for the next week, into Xmas

2. Make music - went to recorder lesson, and listened to Xmas music

3. Get active - only managed 6,700 steps today

4. Read - read a bit of Box of Delights, hope to read more in bed tonight

5. Reflect - I'm tired, heading for an early night (working early tomorrow)

Gill

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12/15/19 8:44 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - the laundry is done! Hooray! It took three trips to the laundry room before I got to find the machine empty for me to use!

2. Make music - I practised my recorder for a while

3. Get active - I went for a blustery walk along the prom - about 4km in 45 mins

4. Read - watching a film this afternoon, will read more of Box of Delights in bed at work tonight

5. Reflect - I'm thinking about my Spark theme for 2020

Gill

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12/10/19 1:54 P

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I've slipped over the past few days - and need this pull-back-up thing today!

Saturday 14th December

1. Do tasks - worked, shopped

2. Make music - really didn't much today

3. Get active - I did my morning routine; sun salutations, some ST for arms with dumbbells, hip stretches. I also did just under 12,000 steps today.

4. Read - I bought a newspaper today - not something I usually do - I haven't actually READ it yet - just flicked through it

5. Reflect - It was nice to spend the evening being sociable with people from work

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/15/2019 (08:43)
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12/10/19 5:06 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - I got my Xmas decs up!

2. Make music - listened to some wonderful Xmas music on BBC 6 Music

3. Get active - I've been for a short run/walk in the wind and rain this morning

4. Read - listened to 15-min drama on BBC Sounds this afternoon, hope to read a bit of Box of Delights at bedtime.

5. Reflect - I am much more creative when I have time off work!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/10/2019 (13:55)
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12/9/19 3:52 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - not a lot, work, a bit of shopping

2. Make music - enjoying BBC 6 music on my tablet

3. Get active - did my morning routine of stretches and ST - feels good to have done it. I also managed 13,870 steps today

4. Read - I can't wait to get back to The Box of Delights this evening

5. Reflect - It's important to stick to my routines during this hectic holiday month

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/9/2019 (15:21)
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12/8/19 9:53 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - got a load of laundry washed and dried; collected a parcel from town

2. Make music - listened to some lovely eclectic music on Radio 6; downloaded a rap song from Lloyd Luther which really spoke to me

3. Get active - it was a rest day for me today, but I went out for a 40 min walk this evening

4. Read - read a bit more of A Box of Delights

5. Reflect - a busy week ahead, means I must do my menu planning

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/8/2019 (16:01)
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12/8/19 9:51 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - I went to work for 10.5 hrs - that's enough!

2. Make music - I practised some Xmas tunes for a little soiree at work

3. Get active - I got almost 10,000 steps done; did my sun salutations, hip stretches and upper back strength exercises this morning

4. Read - I read a little more of A Box of Delights

5. Reflect - I have had a busy week, and am looking forward to a day off tomorrow

Gill

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12/6/19 3:56 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - shopping; posted a parcel

2. Make music - some great music at the funeral I went to; listening to the radio now

3. Get active - yup! went out for a run this morning, in the rain; just under 5 k, 33 mins

4. Read - yes, hopping into bed with the ebook again The Box of Delights

5. Reflect - It was an emotional day - I'm tired, but in a good way - I need to sleep

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/6/2019 (15:30)
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12/5/19 1:47 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - a bit of shopping on the way home from work.

2. Make music - I'm listening to music on my phone - a 'shuffle' from all my downloaded music

3. Get active - I managed 13,201 steps today, and did some ST for my shoulders this morning

4. Read - yup, reading "Box of Delights" on my Kindle

5. Reflect - doing these 5 steps every day really helps me; today, it has made me decide to get a cup of cocoa, fill the hot-water bottle, and snuggle up in bed with that e-book to read. I've got really tired over the last few days.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/5/2019 (14:38)
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12/4/19 5:24 A

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Tuesday

I had lunch with a friend, then went to work.

Wednesday

1. Do tasks - I did my volunteer job at the library.

2. Make music - I went to recorder group this afternoon

3. Get active - I got plenty of steps walked today

4. Read - I read a Christmas magazine I treated myself to (Simple Things - December issue)

5. Reflect - I need a good night's sleep!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/5/2019 (01:46)
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12/2/19 4:56 A

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Monday (been away for the weekend)

1. Do tasks - I have wrapped ALL my Xmas presents ready to go/give

2. Make music - I have the lovely local radio on right now - very jolly

3. Get active - I've been out for a 30 min run

4. Read - not today - I'm treating myself to an hour of TV

5. Reflect - I've had a very enjoyable and productive holiday week off from work.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 12/2/2019 (15:50)
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Friday

1. Do tasks - I've stripped and remade my bed with fresh sheets for when I get home on Sunday evening

2. Make music - travelling with others today - it'll be up to them

3. Get active - I've been for a 34 min run this morning, and done some yoga

4. Read - I have ebooks on my kindle and phone that I can read whilst I'm away from home this weekend

5. Reflect - I'm actually quite excited about my trip to spend two nights with my son and his family!

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - no real tasks today - a bit of food prep, shopping etc.

2. Make music - practised my recorder

3. Get active - did my stretching and core toning exercises this morning, over 12,000 steps

4. Read - read two stories, from my current library book, on the bus today

5. Reflect - If I stay on-track, I can get everything done comfortably

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Whoops, I missed Tuesday - never mind!

Wednesday

1. Do tasks - I hand-washed my running clothes - cooked, washed up, swept the kitchen floor

2. Make music - I went to the recorder group and we practised Christmas music which was fun

3. Get active - I went out for a run this morning

4. Read - I read one short story from my library book at bed-time.

5. Reflect - I need a rest day tomorrow - well, a rest from running

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Monday

1. Do tasks - I went out and did the shopping; withdrew cash

2. Make music - listened to a beautiful soprano singing at my friend's funeral this afternoon

3. Get active - I've done a 40 min walk/run this morning, and some stretches

4. Read - I've just moved a book to the top of the pile: "We are the Weather" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I plan to start that today.

5. Reflect - I've just started a gratitude journal, and a new 'journey' with the 'Fabulous' app; It's really helping me a lot and supports Spark very well with habit-formation, routine, planning, exercise, sleep, diet etc.

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - I swept my floors and rugs. Otherwise, not doing anything much today

2. Make music - am listening to local radio - good music

3. Get active - I went for a walk this morning, 45 mins. I did 1 min jumping jacks and punches

4. Read - I listened to a 90 min play on You Tube (Gormenghast from BBC 1984) whilst I knitted - it was wonderful!

5. Reflect - I had a much-needed restful, restorative kind of a day

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11/23/19 2:00 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - went to work, did my shopping

2. Make music - listened to music, and fooled around singing carols at work

3. Get active - did my morning exercises and ST

4. Read - listened to a recording of Titus Groan on You Tube - brilliant!

5. Reflect - I need this week's holiday from work

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/24/2019 (10:52)
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Friday

1. Do tasks - I donated 500 ml of my blood to the Blood Donation service

2. Make music - I bought a new album - Jamie Cullum "Taller (expanded edition)" - it's great!

3. Get active - I did my exercises this morning - strength training for the arms

4. Read - not yet, but I have downloaded the new David Walliams book "The Beast of Buckingham Palace" (I love David Walliams)

5. Reflect - I was brave today. I bought two new things - that's OK

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/22/2019 (13:12)
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Thursday

(I've missed a couple of days!)

1. Do tasks - went to work, did my shopping

2. Make music - am playing recorder at a Xmas carol practice this evening

3. Get active - I went for a run this morning, also did my stretches and stuff

4. Read - no, I don't think I did today

5. Reflect - I needed a hot cup of cocoa for comforting this evening

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Monday

1. Do tasks - I did my menu planning and shopping today

2. Make music - I had a recorder lesson this afternoon

3. Get active - I did a 4 min core workout at work this morning

4. Read - I read the monthly Buddhist magazine

5. Reflect - I'm feeling quite upset about my peers struggling and dying of cancer

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/19/2019 (04:39)
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1. Do tasks - well, I've prepared a nice rice salad for tea tonight, to take to work, and an overnight oats jar for breakfast, at work. I've wrapped another Xmas gift - I might get my ironing done before I leave for work.

2. Make music - listening to local radio - nice music

3. Get active - yes, been for a run - 10.6 km

4. Read - read the local paper

5. Reflect - I'm doing OK

Gill

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - just a bit of shopping after work, made soup, washed up

2. Make music - listened to the radio at work, and again at home today

3. Get active - did my exercises this morning (strength training for arms this morning)

4. Read - no - too tired to read this evening

5. Reflect - I need an early night!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/16/2019 (15:47)
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11/15/19 4:15 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - a lot of grocery shopping; I sprayed my rusty music stand with black paint to make it look more respectable

2. Make music - today I'm took part in a music festival with the recorder group I'm part of. This evening I'm listening to music on the radio.

3. Get active - well, I've done my morning exercises and been for a run!

4. Read - I had almost 2 hours on a bus today, so I started reading an ebook I have from the library "Sleep, Pale Sister" by Joanne Harris - it's quite a page-turner!

5. Reflect - my mistakes are easily forgiven by others........... I need to stop sweating the small stuff!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/15/2019 (14:47)
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Thursday

1. Do tasks - I bought some Xmas gifts today - which is a relief! I got my weekly cash from the post office.

2. Make music - I went to recorder group (despite the evil weather!)

3. Get active - I did my morning exercises, and walked with my friend

4. Read - I took the time to read a short story from The Good Immigrant which I have from the library (it's taking me ages to get through it)

5. Reflect - I had a really full day, but by sticking to my plan, it all got done without a rush

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/15/2019 (04:14)
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11/13/19 3:17 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - delivered something important, did some shredding at the library (my voluntary work), got a load of laundry done, went to work this afternoon/evening

2. Make music - I have been listening to local radio this morning - very jolly! Went to recorder group to practise our pieces for Xmas events

3. Get active - I did my sun-salutations and hip mobilization routine, then went for a run. I got plenty of walking in today too

4. Read - not today, nothing recreational anyway

5. Reflect - nice to have plenty to do and not feel pressurised

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/14/2019 (03:52)
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11/12/19 2:00 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - shopping done

2. Make music - I listened to a "campfire ambience" track on my phone

3. Get active - I have done my morning exercises: sun salutations, hip mobilizers, arm ST with dumbbells

4. Read - no, I did a jigsaw puzzle instead

5. Reflect - keep going!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/13/2019 (03:15)
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11/11/19 2:01 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - laundry is done

2. Make music - I practised recorder and listened to music on the radio

3. Get active - I did my morning workout/stretches/ST and went for a run after work

4. Read - I curled up on the sofa and finished reading The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman.

5. Reflect - It's cold. I'm a bit tired. I need to look after myself.

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11/10/19 2:42 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - I went to work, and worked hard!

2. Make music - radio this morning

3. Get active - did sun salutations, hip mobilization, ST for arms with dumbells.

4. Read - spend an hour reading during my break this afternoon

5. Reflect - I must take care to get enough sleep - and stay off the sugar for the coming week

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - shopping and cooking, washing up!

2. Make music - listened to music on the bus, and am listening to music on the radio this evening

3. Get active - I went to parkrun and ran 5k in 33 mins

4. Read - not today, not much really

5. Reflect - I made good use of my day off from work

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11/8/19 2:22 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - got my kit ready for parkrun on Saturday morning, did my menu plans for the weekend at least

2. Make music (listening to The Beatles on local radio this morning - Hard Day's Night!)

3. Get active - have done my sun salutations, hip mobilizers, arm strength-training

4. Read - no, watching a film tonight

5. Reflect - I'm tired, but it's an OK kind of tiredness from a long day at work. I'll sleep well!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/8/2019 (15:43)
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11/7/19 1:40 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - just work today

2. Make music - listened to Bach at work

3. Get active - did my morning exercises (sun salutations, hip mobility, core exercises)

4. Read - I read a load more of the Neil Gaiman book The Graveyard relaxing after work

5. Reflect - ready for a weekend off!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/8/2019 (02:10)
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11/6/19 11:05 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - did a voluntary job, got my shopping, booked a hair appointment

2. Make music - practised recorder

3. Get active - I went for a 30 min run/walk this morning

4. Read - I read some recipe blogs, that was about it today; I did go to Cornish evening class too - that involved some reading

5. Reflect - I am feeling pretty level at the moment. I do have an infected gum which is bothering me - I'm hoping I can subdue it and it won't become an emergency

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/7/2019 (01:39)
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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - work today

2. Make music - I practised my recorder(s)!!!

3. Get active - I started the day with sun-salutations, hip-openers, ST for arms - all good.

4. Read - I read a short-story before going to sleep

5. Reflect - I am stiff in the mornings

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Monday

1. Do tasks - mostly cooking/food prep and washing up

2. Make music - listened to more organ music; had a recorder lesson this afternoon and came home with a tenor recorder to try out! It's massive!

3. Get active - went for a 30 min run this morning after work

4. Read - I'm watching a film this evening - to really chill out.

5. Reflect - I've done far too many extra hours at work recently, I need to take care

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/4/2019 (14:03)
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11/3/19 5:01 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - stripped my bed

2. Make music - I listened to Bach organ music this morning - something different!

3. Get active - did some hula-hooping, sun-salutations, hip-openers

4. Read - I bought a magazine, and didn't like it - I'll be passing it on!

5. Reflect - I don't even like sugar much these days

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/3/2019 (11:08)
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11/2/19 2:45 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - I did my grocery shopping after work

2. Make music - I went to visit a friend and she had music playing on the radio

3. Get active - I did a short abs/core workout this morning, as well as my sun-salutations; I went for a short 15 min run this evening

4. Read - on-line stuff mostly, no recreational reading today

5. Reflect - I'm using my time well

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/3/2019 (05:00)
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Friday

1. Do tasks - nothing beyond work and preparing food to take to work

2. Make music - the radio, a bit; practised my recorder pieces - I'm finding the digital metronome really useful

3. Get active - I did some strength-training with dumbbells this morning, and sun-salutations and hip-openers.

4. Read - not today, not really - it's already late and I think sleep is calling!

5. Reflect - I've had a nice day at work - a busy, productive day. I'm very calm at the moment and have been working with some very stressed people.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/2/2019 (02:45)
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Thursday

1. Do tasks - I got my ironing done, shopped for a few supplies, cleaned up after visitors
2. Make music - I went to the recorder group this evening

3. Get active - I've been for a run

4. Read - I am enjoying reading Neil Gaiman, but because it's an ebook, I'm not reading it in bed. Before sleep tonight I shall read another story from The Good Immigrant

5. Reflect - I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of playing with the recorder group. I also enjoyed having visitors to my home today (not something I do very often).

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1. Do tasks - I worked 10.5 hrs today - that's enough for me today!

2. Make music - listening to music on the radio this evening

3. Get active - sun-salutations, hip-openers, upper arm work with dumb-bells.

4. Read - I chilled out after work and read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

5. Reflect - I work hard. I get tired. I know how to rest and restore myself.

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10/29/19 2:49 A

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1. Do tasks - food prep for tomorrow mostly (and a day at work!)

2. Make music - did my recorder practice and listened to the radio at work a bit

3. Get active - started the day with sun salutations, hip-openers, knee push-ups

4. Read - read some Neil Gaiman to a man I was supporting - might read more for myself tonight

5. Reflect - I. Am. Tired. Early night is called for!

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10/28/19 4:16 A

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1. Do tasks - laundry, Fly Lady, post parcel to my sister, make dhal for lunch

2. Make music - I did my recorder practice

3. Get active - I did 30 mins this morning: sun salutations, arm workout with weights, hip-openers.

4. Read - I read study material today - for an essay I'm going to write for an exam

5. Reflect - it's getting cold

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10/27/19 6:45 A

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1. Do tasks - none apart from cooking and checking my Xmas decorations!

2. Make music - listened to Rolling Stones on the bus this evening

3. Get active - I went out for a run this morning (24 mins)

4. Read - I finished the book I was reading - so time to start a new one!

5. Reflect - I upset a Spark Friend unintentionally - that felt bad emoticon

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10/26/19 4:10 A

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1. Do tasks - shopping, laundry, voluntary job

2. Make music - yes, recorder practise done and am enjoying Saturday night radio

3. Get active - 10 mins hula-hooping, sun salutations, hip-openers, knee push-ups

4. Read - I've been glued to the current book I'm reading - had to tear myself away to get on with my day!

5. Reflect - I had a flu jab today for the first time and have had a parietal headache all day. I'm glad I'm not at work.

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10/25/19 1:53 A

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1. Do tasks - I went to work - that'll have to count as a task for today!

2. Make music - I practised my recorder (I'm improving!)

3. Get active - I did my sun salutations and some other stretchy things before work, then got 11,300 steps done, 18 stair-climbs, and also did some knee push-ups this evening (testing out my upper body strength which is pathetic!

4. Read - not yet - heading for bed to read a while. I have an interesting ebook from the library about a child who is going blind "The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree" by Paola Peretti.

5. Reflect - I recognised that I was TIRED when I left work, and instead of giving in to my craving for a family-size bag of Doritos, I came home and put my feet up on the sofa and listened to a 25 min 'power nap' track on my phone. It worked!

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10/24/19 1:39 A

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1. Do tasks - making pumpkin soup this evening - for lunch tomorrow (and some to spare!)

2. Make music - recorder practice

3. Get active - I've done my morning routine of sun salutations and hip-opening stretches

4. Read - I started reading an ebook from the library

5. Reflect - when I plan to meet my emotional needs, I can avoid using food to nurture myself

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/24/2019 (14:19)
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10/23/19 2:23 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - made my lunch and dinner to take to work today

2. Make music - not really, just bits on the radio and TV at work

3. Get active - I did 15 mins of yoga and stretching this morning - feels good

4. Read - I didn't even read today, at least, not recreationally.

5. Reflect - I sometimes take on too much responsibility for things that need not be my responsibility

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/24/2019 (01:38)
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10/22/19 2:06 A

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1. Do tasks - removed un-hung pictures from bedroom and sitting room and put them in my outside storage room later (until I can figure out how to get rid of them!)

2. Make music - I did my recorder practice and listened to the radio

3. Get active - I got 12,000 steps in, went for a 30 min walk after work, did yoga this morning

4. Read - have started reading a really interesting collection of short stories

5. Reflect - things are going well and I feel happy

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/22/2019 (15:01)
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10/21/19 7:53 A

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1. Do tasks - withdrew weekly cash from the bank, got shopping done, went to the library

2. Make music - just off to my recorder lesson in a bit

3. Get active - I did a sun salutation thing this morning, which felt really nice

4. Read - I've been reading my Buddhist monthly magazine before I get to the end of October!

5. Reflect - Everything is happening perfectly at the moment

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10/20/19 5:20 A

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1. Do tasks - making food mainly! minor batch-cooking: lentil sauce and a veggie chilli (2 portions of each)

2. Make music - listened to the radio

3. Get active - I've been out for a 30 min walk/run this morning; and did another hour's walking to/from a local garden I visited

4. Read - read some inspirational stuff this morning, and perhaps I'll have a bit of time before I go to sleep at work tonight

5. Reflect - I did well today not buying any coffee or treats to eat when I was out at the Pumpkin Festival event. I figured I can make my own pumpkin spiced latte when I got home - and I did. I took a pear with me to eat in case I felt deprived - that worked too.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/20/2019 (10:08)
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10/19/19 1:51 A

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1. Do tasks - well, apart from going to work, no real home tasks today

2. Make music - listened to some nice music on YouTube

3. Get active - did my Zhan Zhuang exercises this morning

4. Read - am finishing of a novel at the moment - back to the library on Monday

5. Reflect - Everything is going well

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/19/2019 (13:58)
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10/18/19 7:19 A

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1. Do tasks - I've done a load of laundry

2. Make music - I'm listening to the radio

3. Get active - I had a 40 min walk along the coast path this morning

4. Read - try stopping me!

5. Reflect - I'm in a good place right now

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10/17/19 3:57 A

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1. Do tasks - I went shopping and picked up enough stuff for healthy variety of good breakfasts for the next couple of weeks. I went into work and did the medication order (on my day off)

2. Make music - Getting my recorder out next!

3. Get active - I walked at least 10,000 steps today

4. Read - I've been absolutely hooked on the James Patterson books I got from the library as ebooks!

5. Reflect - I've started using a little app called Fabulous which encourages healthy daily habits. I'm liking it so far - although it's taking a bit of getting used to

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/17/2019 (13:17)
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10/16/19 2:48 A

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1. Do tasks - I've changed the towels and bath mat (Fly Lady task for the day); packed my meals for work

2. Make music - no, I didn't today - I was at work all day

3. Get active - just work - oh, and some Qi Gong exercises, oh, and some stretches!

4, Read - yes, I read aloud to a man I was supporting. It was something I wouldn't normally choose, Jeffery Archer, but I enjoyed it!

5. Reflect - there are always new things to discover!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/17/2019 (03:58)
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10/15/19 5:06 A

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1. Do tasks - I have done some shopping, and cleaned the bath. I have now hung the last of my curtains (just the linings to make next!)

2. Make music - recorder practice was done

3. Get active - I've done a little Qi Gong, and who knows, I might do something else today

4. Read - I have a new ebook from the library which I'll start today - it's a page-turner

5. Reflect - rest does help healing and I'm glad I decided to stay away from work for a couple of days

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/15/2019 (13:23)
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