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Took a shower, opened all the small packages, did some cleaning in my bedroom and worked on my kitchen. Today I have a doctor's appointment. That's my primary focus. Next I'll clean one of the litter boxes.
My doctor appointment went well. I opened some more packages then took it easy. Today/Tomorrow I will deal with the litter box.
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I think that since the SAD is real, I have to adapt to that, no quick solution. May be I have to rest when I need it (and at the same time break the "program"). If so, the real problem has to be how to continue after resting and waking up drowsy?

I have had time to think more about it. I agree with myself that the real problem is: "How to continue after resting and waking up drowsy".

I also agree with myself that I need "some sort of a "passing through ritual" to help me go on afterward". The coffee, food and cabal doing is OK as well, but I think that when feeling exhausted is part of the problem, it will only make me more exhausted if I make a too strict list over what to do afterward. A better solution might be to chose a "thing" to do, rest again if I need it and continue with that pattern for the rest of the day if there is energy to do more. If not, sit down and relax, read a book, use Netflix or whatever. The point is to not be self-punishing in my thoughts when I go to bed for the night.

To come through the day feeling good enough is the aim!


Thank you for reading!

I send good thoughts and wishes for each one go you!
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sunday:

- open door number 9 on the advent calendar (yes)

- eat bacon for breakfast with a glass of juice (I had bacon for breakfast, but a glass of fizzy)

-catch up on soap opera from the last week (not quite, so far only watched 3 episodes out of 6)

- cook roast (not even going to bother)
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For those who have to fight SAD in the winter!



It is only 12 days until winter solstice! Twelve days to fight before the longest day. After that comes Christmas and then The New Year, perhaps with a little snow-fall. Snow will make the dark feel less dark!

I will do my best to fight myself through these days, but I admit that it feels very difficult ...


Fight, fight, fight ... with good and wise tools !
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Meal planning at the beginning of the week
Substituting holiday decorations with holiday food pleasantries
Bought one new item to help with a life problem
Lost two items I no longer use/need

(a little disappointed about holiday decorations. may compromise with a new table runner and mittens for my dog)
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My doctor appointment went well. I opened some more packages then took it easy. Today/Tomorrow I will deal with the litter box.
Opened more packages and dealt with the litter box. Tomorrow will take out the trash.
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Plans for Monday with alternative choices:


- TRY TO REMEMBER TO BE MINDFUL IN EVERY SITUATION ...
- 08:00 Up
- 0830 - 8:45 Breakfast and Light bulb
- If I have to go to bed again because of extreme tiredness, I have to get out of bed 10:15
- If not bed, hang up clothes and do dishes
- Lunch with friends
- Grocery
- If clothes are still in the washing machine, hang them up
- If dishes are not done, do it
- Write Christmas cards
- Dinner and rest a bit afterward
- Decide what to do for the rest of the day

Good wishes and hopes for each one of you!
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Plans for Monday:

1. Water aerobics.
2. Go through storage and dispose, donate, consign, etc
3. Attend Women’s Christmas dinner.
4. Walk dog twice for 15 minutes.
5. Cook casserole.
6. Read 10 chapters of new book.
7. Affirmations/visualize/meditate.
8. Visit with daughter.

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monday:

- open door number 10 on my advent calendar (yes)

- eat bacon for breakfast(yes)

- trivia (no)

- emails (no)

- soap opera (no)

- music (yes)

- forum (yes)

- eat chicken kiev for dinner (who knows)

- creative writing (no)
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Plans for Monday with alternative choices:


- TRY TO REMEMBER TO BE MINDFUL IN EVERY SITUATION ...
- 08:00 Up
- 0830 - 8:45 Breakfast and Light bulb
- If I have to go to bed again because of extreme tiredness, I have to get out of bed 10:15
- If not bed, hang up clothes and do dishes
- Lunch with friends
- Grocery
- If clothes are still in the washing machine, hang them up
- If dishes are not done, do it
- Write Christmas cards
- Dinner and rest a bit afterward
- Decide what to do for the rest of the day

I have met all my goals for today. I feel relaxed and am satisfied.


Plans for Tuesday:

- Try to be mindful during the different situations of the day
- 8:30 up
- Breakfast and Light bulb
- Make food for the hiking.
- Hiking with friends
- Dinner
- Rest (am always tired after the hikings)



Good wishes and hopes for each one of you!
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