Monday, February 1, 2016

Motivational Monday


I WATCHED OLD #XFILES 
EPISODES LAST NIGHT AND
ATE CHIPS AHOY.
I AM A PERSON THAT
ACCOMPLISHES THINGS
(Mindy McGinnis)

I pretty much snorted coffee all over myself when I first read this. Partly because it's hilarious, and partly because, if you replace XFiles and Chips Ahoy with Project Runway and Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter candies, you would have . . . me. Even the tortoises have accomplished more than I have this past month.

So, if you're feeling something similar, join me in shutting off the TV, putting down the sweets and making this a better, more productive week - and month! - all around. Like Tim Gunn says, "Make it work!" (See, too much TV. Sigh.)

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  1. I'm guilty of watching way too much TV too. I tell myself I'm going to write now, but I never do. I blame my mother:) She always has the TV on in the house, playing loudly.

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    1. Now that we don't have traditional cable, I find a binge watch a lot more. But at least I'm watching on purpose and not just scrolling through the channels watching any old thing.

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  2. I really should turn off the TV and put down the sweets, too. Then maybe I could be productive and a bit healthier!

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure if I could handle both productive and healthier - my body wouldn't know what was happening! :)

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  3. The weather decides how much tv I watch. If it's cold and wet, I'm indoors by a fire with a good book or a good movie.

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    1. For me, it's more my mood. Sometimes I just want to - need to! - veg.

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  4. Hehehe! Love that! It sounds like a good night to me. I'll be watching the new episode of X-Files tonight.

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    1. I never really got into X-Files, and I don't know why. It's the kind of thing I would enjoy. Hmm, maybe another binge watching session is in order.... :o

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  5. Wait...the TV shuts off?

    I started off the year well, productivity-wise, but really fell off that wagon at the end of the month. I shall be attempting to get back on track this month.

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  6. Love!lol We all get sucked into TV shows and binge watch them. I've been watching my seasons of Charmed and The Walking Dead. :)

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    1. I so love the early seasons of TWD! Now I want to go back and watch them....

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  7. Scary - I used to do exactly that. Only now it's healthier snacks and a huge list of shows.

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  8. I actually did get a lot or writing done in January. December was my slack month. This month is rewrites and edits for me.

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  9. Ha! TV isn't really an issue with me. The 5yo and 2yo don't let me sit through even a 20 minute episode without at least 10 interruptions.

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  10. I'm torn between cheering you on in your quest to shut off the TV... and asking if you're watching Project Runway Junior. (They make Tim so happy; I love it!)

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    1. I only like the Project Runway spin-offs that Tim is on, and I hadn't realized he was on that one! Hmm, you're not helping, Jillian.... :)

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    2. Sorry! ;-) I have to recommend it in that case though. It can't match the very best seasons of the original, but overall it's a welcome breath of fresh air with real talent, and Tim's joy at working with non-jaded designers is just lovely.

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  11. I hear ya! I really have to start training seriously if I'm going to get my green armband (prajioud) in muay thai this year.

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    1. That sounds awesome - and incredibly hard! Good luck!

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  12. Okay but first can I finish my bag of cookies and the latest episode of X-Files. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  13. I actually had a productive January.
    But that was because I'm contributing to an anthology, and was forced to work on edits to have the story ready for the end-of-January deadline.
    We'll see what February has in store. Hope I don't get lazy now.

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  14. LOL LOL take out the Chips Ahoy and it's me. I accomplished a lot last night too by watching X-Files again.
    Shutting off the TV??? That's crazy talk LOL.

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    1. Okay, you all are not helping. With all this X-Files talk, I actually checked to see if Hulu has old episodes and it does! Trouble! :o

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  15. I was going to be productive on Sunday evening, but then I had to watch Grease Live. Doh!!!

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  16. Ha! That's a great quote. I know if I want to get stuff done, I have to be careful of what TV shows I put on. I like the background noise, but it has to be mindless TV for me to be productive.

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    1. Isn't it hilarious?

      I can work with some noise, like traffic in the background kind of thing, but not TV or music.

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  17. I am a Downton Abbey with an English Muffin and peanut butter sympathizer. I really must stop with the TV stuff.

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