Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I've been working really hard since New Years Day on giving people the benefit of the doubt, trying to see things from their perspective, and thinking the best about them. I'm still working on it. The hardest part for me is when I'm in traffic. The fact that this thought by the smart guy struck me makes me think I'm starting to catch on. What do you think?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Exercise 30 minutes every day. Except Sunday
- Eat breakfast every day. Oatmeal rocks!
- Sleep 8 hours.
- Avoid snacking on junk food between meals.
- Eat five portions of fruits and vegetables every day.
- Eat fish.
- Drink one glass of water when you wake up.
- Avoid soda.
- Keep your body clean. Since I exercise at lunch I usually shower twice/day. I can't hardly imagine not showering right after breakfast before I head out for the day, either.
- If you smoke, stop it. Thankful I never started.
- If you drink, stop it. Thankful I never started.
- Take the stairs. I even take them 2 at a time and sprint them most of the time!
- Use an inbox system. I like keeping track of all the ideas and things that comes to mind.
- Plan, but not too much.
- Wake up early. Between 6 and 6:30, except closer to 7 on the weekends.
- Check your email only twice per day.
- Eliminate unimportant tasks.
- Clean off your desk and room.
- Set strict deadlines.
- Take one day off per week.
Personal Development habits
- Read 1 book per week. I don't stick to 1/week but I do try to read every day. My favorite times are on the exercise machine during lunch break and right before I fall asleep at night.
- Solve puzzles. I especially love Crosswords.
- Think positively.
- Make fast decisions.
- Wait before buying.
- Meditate 30 minutes per day.
- Start a blog. You're reading it!
- Build a portfolio.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I don't know how you can factor the road kill into this analogy. But I'd like to hear you try. Sound off in the comments.
By the way, if you live near a Ben & Jerry's or a Starbucks click the links to get free food on 3/23/10. I live near neither so I can only enjoy vicariously through you. Let me know how it/they taste(s).
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
While I was sitting in the library today my phone rang. I answered it and it was the library. They told me that I book that I'd returned was damaged and that I would have to pay for it. I was a bit angry. I could only imagine that it had been damaged in the book drop. When I plead my case the librarian on duty said, "How about if I split the $22.95 with you?" I said, "How about if I never come back?" In fact she only charged me $11. I was still angry. I apologized to her later. I'm also going to write a note to her to further atone for my tone, my tossing of the money on the desk, etc. Beware of LibrAnger! It got me today. It can get you, too!
...of course I was riding, not running. I marvel that there are people on this earth that can run faster than I can ride a bike!
Friday, March 19, 2010
In contrast, I just finished a George Carlin book. Don't get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoy some of his stuff, especially "meat cake". While some of his insights are clever and thought-provoking, though, he strikes me as generally pessimistic and down. I imagine he'd mock those looking for justice, verdancy, and peace as loonies or flower children or something.
Be good. Do well. Have fun.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Let me make it up to you somehow.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Fittingly, on this first full day since we sprang forward, there was much sun and rejoicing. The snow on our yard is relinquishing its Winter hold and the mud is starting to grow. Soon it will be time to don galoshes and traipse around digging and planting something besides the weeds that are already sprouting. Luckily I have Tara around; who thoroughly enjoys the gardening life. I'm making an extra effort to do more to help out there. It'll be good for me, right?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I surprised myself tonight by reading probably over 50 pages and finishing the Lorenzo Snow book I was reading while I gave Emily time on the computer (then Erik, then Jacob after they got home from mutual). Maybe I should pry myself away from the computer more often. All in favor?
Monday, March 8, 2010
I needed to jot it down because I haven't fully internalized it, yet. I do feel it's true, though.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I was remembering while singing today at church that there used to be a few hymnals in the 1st/5th Ward chapel that had little notes in them saying "turn to page xx". Then when you'd get there it would say "turn to yy", etc. It was always fun for a kid of my age to get one of those and be entertained for a few minutes. I'm not sure why I thought of that today. But I'm not sure I ever shared it. So, there's one more piece of my past that makes me what I am today.
One thing that stuck with me today that was spoken by President Johnson, a visiting member of our Stake Presidency, was, "Some people spend so much time being good Mormons that they forget to be good Christians". Take it for what it's worth to you. I find a lot of wisdom in it.
Tonight we went out to Seth Anderson's place in St. Anthony for dinner. Shawn was visiting, too. We had a good time reminiscing and catching up on common friends and acquaintances.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I've been wanting to post more often than nightly because I sit and have a hard time thinking of what's gone on during the day. Tonight I was poking around in the settings at Blogger.com and remembered that I can post from my phone just by taking a picture and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is my first test. Now my monitor is documented for the ages! Prepare for future shots from my daily road.