Here we are, the last installment of my four part series on the Eisenhower Method for Chronics. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let’s wrap this up, shall we?
In this post, I will share about the Someday portion of the method. In most of the charts and explanations I have found on this sort of planning, this becomes the trash section. I want to think of it as the “when I have the extra energy, I would like to get this done” list. Someday, I would like to “watch the Netflix documentary on Minimalism” or “I need to organize my DVD’s”. See where I’m going with this?
For myself, if it doesn’t have a spot to write it down, it’s lost to the cosmos forever. Then again, I get lost trying to find my ass. I offer one additional piece of advice to accompany this list. Keep a notebook to store your Someday list. It will be there for those days that you want to feel productive but need a task that won’t zap you right out of spoons.
I want to thank you all how have joined me on this little journey of planning for chronics. I truly hope this has become a valuable tool to keep you on track.
But wait, there’s more! I have SOMETHING for you…so exciting! A PRINTABLE…yassss! I am launching a bimonthly newsletter this year and would love for you to be a part of the journey. When you click to sign up, (click on the Receive Updates below) you will get a Eisenhower Method for Chronics printable to start your own journey of planning.
Love to hear your feedback as well – let me know if this method helps you or frustrates you.
So, after thousands of dollars and a horrid night’s sleep for a home health test, the results are in. Yours truly has no significant result’s pointing to any kind of apnea. I was off the charts – in the negative sense. I do however have insomnia. Srsly? I could have told them that. My GP would like me to see a psychiatrist – ha ha ha no. I am booking an appointment my naturopath lady!
In other health related news, I lost two pounds! Recently, Mrs. Monkey and I were talking about being hyper vigilant. It’s my term for being crazy focused on a fixed item. I started with doing the Low Carb and just felt lost. I switched it up recently and it paid off.
I am now making sure I reach a daily goal of walking at a minimum of five thousand steps. With that, I cut my calorie intake, portion control, drank a boatload of water and tracked the heck out of it all. Luckily, the peeps at Fitbit make it all possible with their app.
I would have been beyond ecstatic if I had lost just a half of a pound, but two! Amazeballs!
We have been tracking the Suspects spending habits for the month of March. the criteria for this surveillance was as follows; what days were no spend days, what days did the suspect purchase food outside the grocery budget, what days did the suspect purchase items while tired and hurting; what days were items purchased strictly in impulse and what days were spent on Retail Therapy (suspect was in an angry mood).
Over the course of a thirty-one day period, we established that 12 days were spent on a “No Spend”, 9 days on food, 7 on tired/hurting, 4 days on impulse and 1 on an all out shoppalooza.
We will continue this type of surveillance for an additional sixty days to establish if the suspect has a pattern of spending during chronic illness flares, full moon madness or such. Also, we have heard from the C.I. on this case that the suspect will be challenged with a “No Spend Online” in April.
*this type of post is a direct result of me watching too much NCIS on Netflix*
Today, it’s all about me. Um, wait, this already about me. Ha! I wanted to show you a new page that has been added to Dragonfly Keep website. Years ago, I opened a virtual shop on Etsy called JJDouglasPaperCo. What started out as a site for handmade envelopes has morphed into a shop that carries all sorts of paper products and handmade goods.
You can access the new page here or click here for my Etsy shop it’s self.
Happy Shopping 🙂