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Falling off the (resolution) wagon

Laura/ January 19, 2012

Yes, already.  Things are still happening.  I’m still doing stuff, but just not in quite the way I wanted.  It’s amazing how much life gets in the way.  Here are the things I’ve done consistently and/or that I’m target for this month: 1. Meal planning.  The last two weeks, I’ve planned 3-4 meals.  Last week, two of the meals were

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Doing things that are hard

Laura/ January 12, 2012

Jackie and I have been having a bit of back and forth via our blogs and Twitter about keeping up with our resolutions.  She writes: Newsflash: resolutions also often involve stopping doing things that are easy, and replacing with things that are hard. Yep, yep, yep.  Decluttering has been hard but I’ve managed to keep it up so far.  The

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Resolution check-in

Laura/ January 6, 2012

A week mostly down.  How did it go? Laundry every day: check! So far, so good. Meal planning: not so good.  I had my dad visiting through the beginning of my work week.  We didn’t make it to the grocery store while he was here nor after he left.  So it’s been leftovers and frozen pizza.  Which isn’t horrible, but

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Changing your life, emergently

Laura/ January 1, 2012

As we all embark on the new year and face our resolutions, I want to offer some advice, both from an academic field I’m interested, and from some other smart people.  First, the academic field.  Emergence is a concept whose basic idea is that small changes, incremental steps lead to big phenomena.  Think about ants and how the operate.  They

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Refining the resolutions

Laura/ December 30, 2011

Over the last 24 hours or so, I’ve been thinking about what I really want to accomplish this year, and more importantly, why?  Here’s my list so far: 1. Keeping the house cleaner, more organized.  I find it stressful to come home to a messy kitchen with no food to prepare and piles of laundry to do.  I find the

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Moving forward

Laura/ December 29, 2011

So I went to a yoga class last night run by my old friend with whom I used to do yoga 10 years ago.  It was fabulous.  I am actually sore today, but in a good way.  I think I worked every muscle in my body.  The class is offered every Wednesday, so I think I’ll start going at least

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Back to (house)work

Laura/ December 26, 2011

Once the school year got into full swing, I found it really hard to keep up with maintaining any kind of semblance of order in the house.  I found it especially difficult to keep up with cooking and laundry, two things I really care about getting done.  Far too often, I found myself digging through laundry baskets and ordering pizza.

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Laura/ September 5, 2011

Mr. Geeky started off our before-dinner conversation by asking what everyone’s goals were this year.  Everyone was a little goofy at first but then got more serious.  Our goals include focusing more on school/work before doing “fun” things, spending more time together, walking every day, and getting up on time.  We also set goals for each other, many of which

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Do what you love, not what makes you look good to others

Laura/ February 11, 2009

I’m thinking about mantras, things that I can live by and that I can remind myself of whenever I find myself in a rut. It’s inspired by The Happiness Project. I’m kind of working on my own project, but I’m not sure how prescriptive I want to be. Gretchen has 12 commandments, and this is along those lines. It’s a

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Resolution check-in

Laura/ February 2, 2009

I was thinking this morning that I wasn’t doing so well on my resolutions. It’s true I’ve slipped a little here and there, but it’s not as bad as I thought. One thing I didn’t resolve to do was exercise, but now I’m rethinking that. But I really do hate exercise for exercise’s sake. While I want to be in

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