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Gajolene

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Thinking on these changes I want to make, new years resolutions and thinking I need a schedule to make sure I balance everything I want to include.

So does anyone schedule their days as part of the recovery process and how so?

Thinking main things,
Self care/health care
Exercise
Meal planning
Homecare
Learning/Research
Internet usage timing
Entertainment/getting out of the house
Rest/Sleep.
 
SomersetScorpio

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One very effective exercise for this sort of thing is to make 2 pie charts.
Divide it up into 24 parts (for each our in the day).
Draw out and divide up the sections in accordance to how you currently spend your time.
Then do a second one, with how you'd like to spend your time.

Having that visual thing there is quite effective, i've found.
 
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Hi,


I always have a structure, or schedule to my day/week;


Bascially, I can tend normally, (only it's very bitterly cold at the moment) to commence the day with a workout - though I usually prefer to workout in the afternoons) have breakfast, which i know is a must, check my emails from overnight, earlier in the morning before 8/8.30am, I'll begin my day properly by listening to a musical cd I always like to hear to keep de-stressed via, and do some form of needlework practice, and this can take me up to 9/9.30am. Now on occasions, I might just go out earlier on errands because I need fresh air from being in doors, all the time from the afternoon, evening before, and when after I'm back in, I'll revise my email account, and check and follow up those which are necessary like voluntary work purposes and if it ever should re materalise again, befriending notifications, run via my own day centre and HQ link, not the voluntary work thouigh, that's somewhere else, and I'll basically like to keep relaxed and on an even heel, by combining listening to music, and doing needlework practice, until lunchtime, and then resume, and or also workout, dance aerobics and strengthening this is, and repeat it even until after dinner time, prior to getting to bed, around about 10/10.30pm. I am on less sedative med thankfully, and this is in a big way a very big help for me, as I was heavily sedated, on a rotten previous medication I had been on in the past.


I might have a set time on a day to go out for volunteering, sometimes of my own back, I'll be preferring 11/11.30am arrival, but, if it has to be 10.30, start - so be it. And these can be for a good couple of hours volunteering worth. I'm so shattered after the travelling from charitible organisation and getting there, I just can't properly even think to wind down, to then relax down, for the remainder of the day/evening, eventually I will overcome this.



So basically, I don't actually schedule, but I always have plans or diary arrangements in advance as well, in order for me to beware how I'm going to focus the day/evening.



I might also help out my father with his work, by, if there's an incoming call, and they are out, I'll take a message and or even also verbally to let him know who called out of his many clientele for him. And let him following on from any client phoning which action dad should take following on from the call, phone back, or wait for them, or yes, or even email them. So I'm always prepared to be on standby, and maybe withouit listening to the walkman, to be aware that there could be a call.



Take care, all,




Natalie.


Oh yes, how silly of me, and ensuring I log on and if necessary to post updates, or offer support, via this forum network!




Natalie.
 
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Hi all,


Can I just make a small recorrection; It might have confused you all that I'll workout again, during the evening - i only workout once on a day, and preferably during an afternoon. In the evenings, I'll basically will knit, or do my needlework practise, to hopefully get a design finished, eventually, whilst listening to music through my walkman - just felt I had to clear that up.



Take care all,



Natalie.
 
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Hi all,


Hi Voyager,



I'll agree with that, and also, I don't do near enough working out, on a regular basis, not even to become addicted to exercise! I thought that it might have some confusion, so I'm only too glad, I cleared that up.



I'm going to workout in a short while, this afternoon, so that I'll feel fitter and toned up more, in time for my volunteering work, tomorrow, for a full 2 hours.



Natalie.
 
RainbowHeartz

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what a great idea :)
 
Gajolene

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When my kids were young there was a show on everymorning with a lady doing low impact arobics I really enjoyed doing, I stuck with it for three years. So have been looking online for one similar, there are so many different kinds of workouts now it's hard to choose which one to do.

I would like to do an energy building and muscle stretching arobic type morning workout and possibly a relaxing meditative yoga at night to slow down and prepare for sleeping and incorporate both.

When I was working and farming it was easy to schedule the day, I find it harder now not working and no chance of working in the near future and living back in town to give myself incentive to stay on the clock and do any outdoor activities. I've no RL friends and being a pretty small town entertainment is very limited to me as well. Most groups are located in the bigger town a 40minute drive and I don't drive anymore.

Getting back into crafting I would like to do if my hands will allow it, knitting/crocheting and needlwork, or playing instuments, is too painfull now with the repetative tendonitis permanent work injuries and the thoracic outlet symdrome also a permanent injury. Same with outdoor gardening. So maybe drawing or getting back into poetry, possible my dream catchers if I can get the materials.

Worked out a rough draft last night. But still needs lots of work.
 
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Amyla

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I have a schedule to help control my OCD. Only a few months ago I could spend all night cleaning the house and straightening the stock in the local shop could make a 20 minute shoping trip into a whole afternoon.
I still do these things but have allocated times in the day for doing so, it's not easy and there was allot of failures in the first couple of months. In fact, I failed last week when I was overcome by the urge to annoy the cleaning cupboard again. Ho Hum....It really needed annoying.
I used to fetch milk from the shop everyday, now I go twice a week and ring my Friend as I go in, she then gives me 20 mins before ringing back and stays on the line while I leave.
The cleaning problem is a little more difficult as I manage this by setting my phone alarm for 20 mins whenever I start. Haven't worked out a way to turn off the snooze option yet so self control is of the essence and sometimes in very short supply.
My OCD used to control every minute of my days, having a schedule gives me back some control and time to do other things. xx
 
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i like planning my day. never stick to it though. i find it very relaxing.
 
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