No, Really: WHY?

I wrote a month or so ago about turning dreams into goals. Part of that process, to me, is being BRUTALLY HONEST with yourself about WHY you want to accomplish the things you are striving toward.

Usually these reasons are not as superficial as the first thing that comes to mind when we ask ourselves why… It is even deeper than that.

So, you want to lose a few pounds, huh?

WHY?

To be more healthy & fit.

WHY do you want to be more healthy & fit, though?

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Is it a Rock & a Hard Place?

I don’t feel like ME lately …

I almost wasn’t going to make this an actual blog post, because I wasn’t sure where this would go… But, frankly, this isn’t like other blogs & this crap has been hanging out in my chaotic, crazy brain for far too long. Maybe vomiting it out into my corner of the Web will help me make some sense of it or give me an epiphany or confirm my fears or SOMETHING …

I have been going to bed most nights lately with tears in my eyes. It is all I can do to keep the tears streaming down my face from turning into full-on SOBS.

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5 Sure Ways to STOP Procrastinating

I am one of the worst culprits at procrastination.

I know what you’re thinking: If I am a horrible procrastinator, what can I possibly share about STOPPING the procrastination?

I feel you. BUT, hear me out.

I know all the ways that suck me in & make procrastination feel like it is inevitable. I succumb to the comfy couch or the thrilling TV series that I am binge-watching, now into the fifth season (it’s “Arrow” right now, if you must know!). In a way, I am procrastinating NOW by writing this post. (Yet, I have procrastinated in writing here for a LONG time, so maybe I am not? LOL.)

So, it stands to reason, if I know what sucks me INTO procrastination, I ALSO know ways to avoid it. All that it takes is some perseverance & intention to actually STOP procrastination. This list is as much for me as it is for you — & that is okay.

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When Does Planning Get in the Way of Doing?

There is something to be said for making a plan, then setting it into motion. . . BUT, there are some serious results to be seen by just diving in & DOING. The former runs the risk of getting too caught up on the planning; the latter runs the risk of having to back-track because of being blind-sided. . . It seems to me, the most ideal situation would put you somewhere in between. . .

Can you have too much of a good thing? (Image from morgueFile.com)
Can you have too much of a good thing? (Image from morgueFile.com)

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A Therapeutic Task (TToT #14)

So. . . I let myself get into a foul mood yesterday & abandoned the thought of even trying to find & share my thankfuls for the week. . . But, while what upset me is still lingering, I am able to at least set it aside enough to share today. Afterall, this IS a therapeutic task; is it not?

(Image from morgueFile.com)
(Image from morgueFile.com)

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A Quick Stroll Down Memory Lane

Two years ago, today, was the very first Calculated Chaos post. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing & had absolutely no real vision for this blog. (It is debatable about how much I know what’s going on now either, but that’s beside the point.)

Kinda fun (Image from morgueFile.com)
Kinda fun (Image from morgueFile.com)

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New Year Anniversary

Now that Christmas is pretty much over, I am on to thinking about the new year. . . In one week, on January 1, it will mark two years since the birth of Calculated Chaos. Craziness! It has been light & dark. . . A post-a-day to nothing for months. . . My online journal of sorts. It has to be odd to actually be a follower of this craziness. . . But, for those of you that have found me in my little corner of the cyber world, I thank you for sticking around. . .

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(Image from morgueFile.com)

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