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FIVE TIPS TO HONOR ALL YOU DO – DAY SEVEN

World’s Best To Do List: 1. Make to do list; 2. check off first thing on your To Do List. 3. Realize you have already accomplished two things. 4. Reward yourself.

To do list quotes To Do Lists have some merit and not just by  giving you things you can cross off and feel good about.  What goes on there, however, needs doing with care.  Lots of care. Here are some tips.

Tip one: Control what goes on yours. Don’t let other people make additions

Tip two: Make safety a priority. We all put off the mundane things that keep all safe. like safety inspections of your car, bike, skis, or making sure the chimney is not stopped up.

Tip three: Make health a priority.  We also put off routine preventive care and worse taking care of ourselves when sick.  Nor only should we take sick days when sick, but if stress is building we need to use one or two sick days as “recovery from distress” days.

Tip four: Do what you need to do to keep your job unless of course you are Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. It helps to accept that jobs are what you get paid to do and not the way to find the Blue Bird of Happiness. Work is called work for a reason.

Tip Five: Always include fun events. Make dates to play,

Tip five:  Take an entire “Don’t Do” day at least several times a month.   Observing the Shabbat is one of the Ten Commandment and all To Do LIsts need to include break days.

Following these tips is a bit easier when you hone your procrastination skills. This Poster Coach might help:

Procrastinate

pARENTING TIPS

Parenting tip one: Little ones need help organizing, so do teach to do lists.

Parenting tip two: Good enough is good enough.

Parenting tip three: Start early.  Chores can be the first things on a child’s To Do List.  Toddlers can put toys away, take some things to the waste basket, and put their clothes in the dirty laundry basket.  Builds good habits. Kids want to help.

Parenting tip four: Rewards help, after all your pay check is a reward.  Thank you is enough early on, six and seven-year olds like to earn stars, teens want privileges.  Not rewarding is a punishment, and that is a proper way to punish; proper punishments are not abuse, but lessons.

Parenting tip five:  Insist on the things that matter.  Children do what parents insist they do, not always happily, but somethings need doing whether they make you happy or not.

What should be insisted upon: Staying safe and healthy, cleaning up after yourself, and learning to pull your share in doing what needs to be done for the good of all.

BE KIND TO ME

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Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

FREE  STUFF FROM EFTI

All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

To use one, after down loading it from the store, print it up preferably in cardstock and color, then post it where you will see it as you go about your day.

Apologies if you cannot find one.  I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others.  If something used here isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises. In time all will be posted.

DAILY PROMPT   As this is being scheduled ahead of time, I am not able to tie it into the Daily Prompt. Life goes on.

TIPS FOR ADDING BEAUTY TO YOUR LIFE – DAY SIX

What we see all the time blinds us to much that is good.  This EFT Easy Exercise teaches awareness, particularly of all that is beautiful in our world.

Be with beauty emotionalfitness exercise.

Nothing more to add except “Just Do It.”

PARENTING TIP

Parenting tip one:  You teach this to your children easily by just doing it. so  do it.

Parenting tip two:  Make being with nature part of being with beauty, ask you kids to spot the beautiful.

Parenting tip three: Create beauty spots here and there throughout your home and pause with your child to enjoy.

BE KIND TO ME

Please rate this material. Doing so helps my social media ratings, but also lets me know what interests you most. Comments do the same.

This is what your stars will mean to me. No stars –Not good enough to rate; One star – Reinforced my knowledge –  Two Stars; New information –  Three stars;  New useful information; Four stars – Very good; Five stars – Excellent.

Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

FREE  STUFF FROM EFTI

All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

To use one, after down loading it from the store, print it up preferably in cardstock and color, then post it where you will see it as you go about your day.

Apologies if you cannot find one.  I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others.  If something used here isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises. In time all will be posted.

DAILY PROMPT   Getting Seasonal – The holiday season: can’t get enough of it, or can’t wait for it all to be over already? Has your attitude toward the end-of-year holidays changed over the years?

How this fits in with today’s EFTI Post: Changed drastically when I converted to Judaism. but as this series of Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises shows, I try to honor all even the secular part. 

Part of what lead me to renounce Christian religions was the theology of getting to heaven on the basis of belief and not behavior, particularly death-bed conversions that let some behave has bad as they wished and still die thinking heaven was theirs.  I believe that is divisive, limits the Creator’s mercy, and gives far too many the right to spurn, harm or kill others.

Part of my inspiration for developing EFTI was to offer a middle path between ssecularism and beliefs in a higher power.   Doing so has enriched me and I think helped some others.  EFTI will probably be buried with me and I wish I had done better selling it.  A bit more money would have made it a viable business that could live on.

That said I am still trying to find a some legacy keepers or investors who will work to keep it going for at least a few more years.  Interested?

TIPS FOR ADDING TO GOOD MEMORIES – DAY FIVE

Do you hug hurt and enshrine it in your memory book?  Not good.  Emotional Fitness Training Exercise  Number Five suggests a better way.

Asking another to change

Psycho-babblers encourage hugging your hurts closely and indefinitely, particularly those from you childhood .  It started with the Inner Child movement and spread like wild-fire after a prolonged drought.

Why? Mainly, because we all have a hurt inner child.  Some have been battered, bruised, sexually assaulted, starved for love; most have just suffered the slings and arrows of good enough parenting.  Hugging either kind however, keeps you from living the good life.

What to do? Stop hugging the hurt and embrace the good. Those who survived any  holocaust lived better lives when they put the horror behind them. Not easy to do, but vital in order to take charge of your life and stop being victimized by your past.

A word of warning about some therapy particularly ongoing talk therapy. It leads to hugging the hurt and not letting it go.  Many think such work is useful, but the research shows only up to a point.  The most important thing is making sense of why bad things happen and then to move  on by embracing the good.

This exercise asks you to pay special attention to those responsible for all you have or are right now.  Some gave a great deal, others could not.  Each gave according the what they had been given.

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors.  All of them are alive in this moment.  Each is present in your body.  You are the continuation of each of these people.

 Thick Naht Hanh

How to practice this exercise: The most powerful way to honor past gifts  is to focus on a memory of one person from your past who gave the gift of caring.  You can honor the gift from a different person each time you do the exercise.

You honor past gifts by taking a calming breath, shutting your eyes, and recalling  a time you and the person spent together when you felt cherished, cheered on, or otherwise nurtured. Such times are gifts of caring. When you honor such past gifts, you give yourself the caring all over again.

Your memory book has gifts of caring; otherwise you would not be seeking to improve your ability to care for yourself.  If you have trouble caring for yourself as you should, perhaps like many others those who cared  you were also abused in one way or another.  You can dwell on the hurt or on the good.  Remembering the good you have been given is healthier.

 God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. 

                                                                                                          J.M. Barrie

pARENTING TIPS

Parenting tip one:  Build as many good memories with your child as you can.

Parenting tip two:  Stop trying to make happiness a goal.  Better to teach acceptance of life as being full of good times and bad times.

Parenting tip three: Help your child exploit strengths and live with weaknesses.  Every human has both.  Studies show that more than love, children want praise for what they do well and they want to do well in the things that matter in their world.  The praise must be realistic and feel right to the child.

Parenting tip four:  Teach manners and practicing kindness.  Both will get your child further in life than academic or atheletic skills.

Parenting tip five: Promote the idea that no one controls all that happens.  There are blessings, miracles, good luck and bad luck. Our job as humans is to do the best with we can and accept what we cannot control with as much grace as possible.

BE KIND TO ME

Please rate this material. Doing so helps my social media ratings, but also lets me know what interests you most. Comments do the same.

This is what your stars will mean to me. No stars –Not good enough to rate; One star – Reinforced my knowledge –  Two Stars; New information –  Three stars;  New useful information; Four stars – Very good; Five stars – Excellent.

Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

FREE  STUFF FROM EFTI

All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

To use one, after down loading it from the store, print it up preferably in cardstock and color, then post it where you will see it as you go about your day.

Apologies if you cannot find one.  I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others.  If something used here isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises. In time all will be posted.

DAILY PROMPT  In Due Time: What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

Having be able to retire from a paid job, my deadlines are of my own. Most related to efforts to promote EFTI. Doing this free  101 course gives me a daily deadline, and what will I feel when it is over?  Relief, but a bit of pride.

Two other deadlines loom.  One is beyond my control – my end.  The end of EFTI is also beyond my control for it will happen due to cognitive decline.

My regrets?  I have few for my life as a whole.  I have been blessed or lucky which ever best explains to you the course of your life.

More regrets  for the end of EFTI. Mainly that I have not found a legacy keeper for EFTI and that I was not able to turn it into a profitable  business.  I did the best I could given who I am and what I have had to work with and EFT has enlightened some and definitely let me live the good life.

That said I am still trying to find some legacy keepers or investors to make it profitable.  It does take some money to make money.  Interested? Let me know.

HOW TO PRACTICE A DAILY EMOTIONAL FITNESS EXERCISE PROGRAM -

Tomorrow starts 12 days of Easy Emotional fitness (aka emotional intelligence). EFT’s holiday gift to help you manage stress, bad, sad, and mad feelings.

wavy staying strong
This is a repost, to prepare you for the coming 12 Days of Emotional Fitness Easy Exercises.

You probably already do many of these things. However,  walking is good exercise, power walking is better, and  proper practice of these every day things turns up their power.   To be most helpful each exercise must be practiced with full awareness.

That is done by meditating before and after the exercise.  Sound too difficult? Nor once you have learned and practiced  EFT’s One Minute Meditation.

A one minute meditation

PARENTING TIPs

Parenting tip one: Catch your kids as they do these exercises. For example: When a child is upset and finally calms down, murmur praise for calming down.

Parenting tip two: Show them your pleasure when you do one of them. Be with beauty is one that starts working early. Laugh and play start before sitting up; and create can be added when the child is playing with clay, building blocks, or coloring.

Parenting tip three: Teach good manners early on.  Learning to say thank you early on teaches gratitude and practicing kindness.

PRACTICE KINDNESS

Please rate this material. Doing so helps my social media ratings, but also lets me know what interests you most. Comments also help.

This is what your stars will mean to me. No stars – Not helpful; One star – Reinforced my knowledge –  Two Stars; New information –  Three stars;  New useful information; Four stars – Very good; Five stars – Excellent.

Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

FREE  STUFF FROM EFTI

All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

To use one, after down loading it from the store, print it up preferably in cardstock and color, then post it where you will see it as you go about your day.

Apologies if you cannot find one.  I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others.  If something used here isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises. In time all will be posted.