I’ve been wanting to come up with a meme. Here is my idea. It’s called Wednesday Wisdom.
Write a post on your blog about something you have learned in your life that you are willing to share. It can be as simple as how to shuck peas faster or as deep as how to find the meaning in your life. Tell us in as much or as little detail.
Ask others to share awarenesses they have on a challenge that you are facing. Go ahead ask for help, the blogoshere is here at your command.
Post your blog and then come back here and leave a comment with your blog url so we know to visit you.
Have fun. Laugh.
For more, see Marianne at The Fickle White Woman and her post on Wednesdays Words Of Wisdom.
BEING NEUTRAL ABOUT WORDS.
My husband and I have had the experience of desensitizing ourselves to words. That is, we don’t give energy to words.
There is a technique called exhaust the response. This is how I got to be neutral about words and no longer give them power to upset me.
I had the experience in a group where the others would say over and over to me words that I found upsetting. You can do this for yourself in the mirror. The important thing is to know that you are doing this to help yourself NOT to upset yourself. What I would do is say a little prayer first asking for protection and loving from my higher power before I started and ask that only what is for my highest good come forward. I do this as insurance and to remind me that I’m helping myself.
Take a word that upsets you and say it over and over to yourself. Don’t be surprised if emotion comes up. It surprised me very much that the word that had the most power over me was ‘crybaby.” As I heard it over and over, I remembered my brothers taunting me by saying that. I cried and then it came to a head and passed and I laughed and it no longer bothers me.
As you do this process other words may come to mind. Go with the ones with the most ‘charge’ on them first.
After this my teenage nephew tested me by saying the F word. I stayed neutral. Then he had to try it in front of his friends. He went on to learn that even if your aunt is neutral about it, the rest of the world is not necessarily so.
What I like best is being neutral about words allows me to listen more to where the person is coming from and what they are trying to communicate, instead of getting upset by what they are saying.
Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.
Alright so did you do your assignment? Because I have my ruler ready to slap your booties hands if you didnt.
“Last week when I brought up this weekly weight loss dealio I demanded challenged you to pick 3 small things that you could change that would start your weight loss. Emphasis on the small things. We all know that ultimately the weigh to lose weight and keep it off it is a complete lifestyle change that is necessary. Especially for those of use that have a lot of weight to lose. Unfortunately there is no magic answer, it takes lots of hard work on a daily basis. But small steps can make a difference. You would be surprised at what effect a small change can have.”
I did my three changes for last week and TWICE I would have skipped exercising, but I didn’t want to have to cop to missing it here in this meme.
So already I see this has value for me.
I wrote this post last night before I read your post so I am adding in:
My weight this morning was 149.5#. My waist is at 32″. My goal is for my waist to be 30″ or less, whatever weight that correlates to. My doctor told me my excess waistline is a result of excess carbs. So if I cut out the empty calorie ones, that would be helpful.
My three things for this week are:
Eat something instead of Japanese tea sweets this week.
Have at least 40 oz. of cold unsweetened tea on hand.
Do strength exercises twice this week.
Okay, best luck to each of us.
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