Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Hello all! It’s such a joy to be here today, thank you for joining me. In uncertain times, I find that “going smaller” sometimes helps. Using small, short-term goals to keep me moving forward in my journey. This week I resolved to really pay attention to my sleep, and just work on each night as my daily goal. I’ve found myself happier and healthier already, and it’s such a small thing. What “micro goals” can you set for yourself this week?
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
Hi @michael-eldridge-1 nice time see you. I’ve been trying to concentrate on my sleep too by going to bed earlier. Since lockdown I’ve not been getting as much exercise as before so my sleep pattern was shot, but I’m getting there slowly
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
What strategies are you using? I’ve been trying a early evening walk and it seems to be doing a lot.
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
I’ve been shutting off the tv a lot earlier and reading more. I am a huge book nerd and read a lot, but for some reason I’ve been lacking in my reading since lockdown started which is weird, so I’m trying to remedy that now
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Serious book nerd as well! What are you reading right now?
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
Don’t judge me, but I read Midnight Sun this week which is part of the Twilight series. I’m also reading a new book by a friend of mine which is a paranormal story. I get a lot of books on Netgalley before publication so got a good few I can choose from one of which is a new James Patterson one
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WhaleHelper
12 Aug 2020
I make my bed! I started there! Btw
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
That’s an example and a good one! Sometimes a minor adjustment can “tidy our space” and make us more productive.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
LOL NO judgment. I reread the Potter series at the start of stay at home.
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
I am such a huge HP fan too!
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WhaleHelper
12 Aug 2020
I say I love you in the mirror everyday!!
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
THAT is an awesome affirmation.
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Octopus
12 Aug 2020
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
Just taken a look, looks really good so one clicked it on Amazon 😊
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Dark Vanessa looks great!
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Octopus
12 Aug 2020
An incredible read. It’s basically a modern Lolita told from the perspective of the victim. Strong and shattering
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
These things- reading, making the bed, an affirmation- seem “small”. They are not.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Creating our own consistent goals and then meeting them is the first step to healthy habits.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
If you can do that in the midst of chaos that is a huge achievement.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
So big props to you all!!
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Octopus
12 Aug 2020
Michael - a question we often ask ourselves on Wisdo : how do you know you set a good goal? Ambitious enough to give you something to work towards but small enough to be achievable?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Any other strategies or “micro goals” for the week?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Boaz has a great question.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
For goals, a simple acronym is SMART. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant (to what you need) and Timely (get it done!)
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
As for the idea of “good” goals: that is a matter of self assessment. Are you having a heck of a time lately? Then getting out of bed every day this week before nine is a great goal.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Are you rocking it, feeling strong?
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WhaleHelper
12 Aug 2020
I keep a journal and cross out negative thoughts with positive thoughts!!
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
That’s an awesome practice man!
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Time to set sights higher!
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
When I work with my clients we “stack”. Start small and build, as fast as we are able.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
The smallest goal- once met- provides another brick in our foundation.
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Octopus
12 Aug 2020
Another question - do we set 1 goal at a time? Or a progression of goals we know of in advance?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Great question! I work on a +1 a week system. There’s a larger goal in mind: anything from dealing with agoraphobia to getting a new job.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
That overarching goal- break it down into smaller goals. And then start with one a week, when you reach it, add +1 the next week.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Think of it as building a house. We have the plans and we can see it in our mind. We just need to build it in sequence, firm and strong.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
For me, it was the way out of certain cycles, particularly with PTSD.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Steady and always building- “success is a habit” 😉
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
12 Aug 2020
Hey guys I’ll be starting my next session, Life Past Trauma, right at the 30 minute mark. Thank you so much for joining, all strength and props to you on your journey!
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frisbeeGuide
12 Aug 2020
Thank you for being here and giving us encouragement 😊
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WhaleHelper
12 Aug 2020
Neighbor gave me all this food, and I said, love thy neighbor!!
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