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Is today, “Just another day” for you?

Can I suggest that everyday should never be “Just another day”.

Maybe we go through the same routine everyday. e.g. get up, breakfast, shower, get dressed, drive to work, work, drive home, make dinner, watch tv, go to bed and then repeat. But just because every day we do the same things, still doesn’t make every day “Just another day”.

While we may do the same routine each day, those we meet and interact with may vary, and even if some of them are the same, how each of those people feel each day, may vary widely, and that’s what make every day, not just another day.

Each day we must consider those around us, how they are feeling, what issues they may be dealing with which we know nothing about. So be considerate and compassionate at all times, because we do not know what anyone else is going through.

We all have things which annoy us, some trivial, some quite serious. So today I want to share with you some of the trivial things that annoy me…they’re listed in no particular order:

  1. Not being able to get a doctor’s appointment when you need one
  2. People who make out that they are you best friend in public, but in private are the first to ‘stab you in the back’
  3. Delivery drivers who, after delivering something to your house, don’t bother to shut your gate
  4. People who leave dirty dishes in the sink
  5. People who are always late

Do any of these annoyances sound familiar to you?

Yes, all the above things annoy me, but most of time I manage to stay quiet when they happen and just observe and say or do nothing as I know it’s just me being me!

A long weekend

Posted: October 28, 2017 in education, Employment, life, quotes, work
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Doesn’t that sound fantastic?

However, that depends what the statement ‘long weekend’ means to you. Here’s a few thoughts about what a ‘long weekend’ might mean to you:

  1. A busy weekend filled of tasks, work or events, meaning you have no time for yourself.
  2. Not only are you not working Saturday and Sunday, but you’re also off on Friday and/or Monday.

Whether you’re having a relaxing weekend with extra days off work, or whether you’ve got loads to do over the weekend, it’s still the weekend, which means it’s time for you!

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, enjoy yourself!

You’ve just been on holiday from work for over 2 weeks, it’s the night before you’re due back in the office, how do you feel?

Well this was me last night, Sunday night, and my main feeling was, “Do I have to go back to work tomorrow?” Why is it that just like weekends, time off work, always seems to fly in, but the weekdays when you are working seem to take forever?

It’s on days like this that I wish I could just decide not to go back to work again, but unfortunately that for me, like many of you, is not an option.

During my time off, I’ve managed to completely forget about work, and all the things that are outstanding, or that I have to sort out or organise when I go back to work. Even now (Sunday night), I’m still trying my best not to think about the hundreds of emails that’ll be sitting in my inbox when I login in the morning, or how many of them I need to respond to, and how many meetings have been added to my calendar in my absence etc etc.

Oh I’m not looking forward to going back to work, not because I don’t like the work I do, because I do, but because I’ve been enjoying spending some quality time with hubby. It’s been good not to have any pressing engagements or things to do, and just being able to decide on a daily basis what we wanted to do that day…I could get used to that!

Anyway, by the time you’re reading this I will hopefully have survived my first day back at work; my two weeks off will now seem like weeks ago already; and I’ll already be counting down to next weekend already!

Hope you all have a great week, whatever and wherever you find yourselves.

Are you a creature of habit?

Do you always go the same route from home to work; or maybe you always sit at on the same seat when you attend church; maybe you always sit on the same seat when you meet your boss in their office?

A few years ago the I was on a training course with work where they asked us if we always did things the same. e.g. Always sat in the same seat in meetings, always had coffee at a specific time etc, and as I was attending the course with a few of my work colleagues, they all turned at looked at me when these questions were asked.

creature of habitNow those of you who have known me for a while will know that I have never been one to be predictable, so imagine my shock when I realised that I had become quite predictable in some things as far as my work colleagues were concerned! That day I decided that I was not going to be so predictable from then on.

When I went to meetings in my boss’ office with her, both of us used to always sit in the same seats around the table in her office. So the first time I went to my boss’ office for a meeting with her, when I got back to the office I reminded myself, “Don’t sit in the same seat you always sit in”….so I didn’t I sat in a seat round the other side of the table from normal. My boss who had been sitting at her desk when I went into her office, got up to come and sit at the table with me, stopped abruptly when she saw where I was sitting, looked slightly confused, and then sat in a different seat from her normal.

I had obviously thrown her by sitting in a different seat, she was obviously a creature habit too!

Ever since then, I have been very conscious when I go to meetings etc not to always sit in the same seat or do things at the same time every day, because if there’s one thing I don’t want to be is predictable!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsComa
  2. Fountain
  3. Wheel
  4. History
  5. Tree
  6. Laptop
  7. Clock
  8. Cushion
  9. Sign
  10. Bridge

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Waiting
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Wheel
  4. Learn
  5. Christmas
  6. Fibre
  7. Ticking
  8. Multiple
  9. Directions
  10. Closed

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsPlate
  2. Watch
  3. Cable
  4. Accident
  5. Lamp
  6. Company
  7. Number
  8. Pan
  9. Charity
  10. Clock

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Dinner
  2. Tick
  3. Charge
  4. Pain
  5. Light
  6. Friend
  7. House
  8. Pot
  9. Collection
  10. Countdown

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

To do list

Posted: July 2, 2015 in life, planning, planning, quotes, religion, work
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How are you at prioritising everything you have to do?

god's to do list

I guess for many of us the above picture may show the order in which we tend to prioritise our life. My question to you today is, have you amended your list just like the one in the picture to move God to top priority?

If you haven’t, why not?

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today, it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDisability
  2. Language
  3. Theatre
  4. Museum
  5. Exam
  6. Spy
  7. Mirror
  8. Bone
  9. Crime
  10. Handbrake

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Restrictions
  2. Understanding
  3. Price
  4. Relics
  5. Stress
  6. Secrets
  7. Make-up
  8. Broken
  9. TV
  10. Rolling

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today, it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDVD
  2. Sweets
  3. Wimbledon
  4. Satellite
  5. Nintendo
  6. Headphones
  7. Confess
  8. Lanyard
  9. Boxing
  10. Garage

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Films
  2. Chocolate
  3. Tennis
  4. Sky
  5. Gaming
  6. Sennheiser
  7. Sin
  8. Work
  9. Nose
  10. New car

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!