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Filling the Form: inspired by an Artist's Way at Work exercise [Jan. 12th, 2015|11:08 am]
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Take the list or similar, and quickly dash off three small things in each area that can be done to improve your quality of being. Then set aside. Repeat the process some time later (a quarter? "ten week" period?) and then review the previous one.

1. Work space
* I've quit using my trackball -- can i do something about that? Do i need to? (Far less motion to tap on the trackpad....)
* I've done so much to optimize this space: it seems the issue is making use of it. Probably something better when i make it photo studio-like.

2. Car/transportation
* clean the interior. If Christine doesn't do it as a surprise for Valentines day when i'm out of town, i'll get it done.
* be a little more intentional about putting the grocery bags in the car instead of throwing them in the back seat.
* Again, i feel like this is optimized....

3. Kitchen
* Continue to pare down stuff that isn't used regularly to make room for the stuff that is.
* Use up or discard all the gluten free flours -- maybe better containers? Hodge podge.
* Damn cabinet door.
* Damn drawer runner.
* Christine says she's going to provide me a diagram of where things go in the refrigerator.
* Oh yeah, this space could use attention.

4. Living room
* This room intentionally ignored.

5. Bedroom
* I think the side effects of intentional embarking and disembarking from the day will help here.

6. Wardrobe
* New sandals for my birthday.
* Purge stuff not being worn.
* This is going well.

7. Reading list or entertainment plans
* More crochet or knitting while watching.
* I think the side effects of intentional embarking and disembarking from the day will bring some intentionality here.

8. Exercise habits
* develop some.
* develop some.
* develop some.

9. Eating habits
* Less eating than cooking habits: explore variations on our standard themes.

10. Spiritual/intellectual maintenance
* continue the practice from the harvest time and holidays of taking micro breaks and reflecting on a prayer of lovingkindness


[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2015-01-13 12:26 am (UTC)
I like the tracking pointer, but I find myself using the mouse lately. Your list all sounds sensible to me.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-01-13 02:50 am (UTC)
I did this some years back and found just writing down the simple things provided enough motivation to do them.

And i've done the simple fix to the cabinet door in the kitchen with thumbtacks and a bit of strap. We have handleless cabinets that all are easy to use except the one above the fridge which doesn't have a way to get the leverage you need. The little strap subtly provides more leverage.

If just that one thing improves over the next month before i review this again, it will be one small annoyance removed.

I've had the hardware to fix the drawer for years..... Maybe i'll get to that during this vacation....
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