“The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. The CSV identifies six classes of virtue (i.e., “core virtues”), made up of twenty-four measurable character strengths.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Strengths of Wisdom and Knowledge:Cognitive strengths that entail the acquisition and skillful use of knowledge. 1. Creativity & Imagination [originality, ingenuity]: Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things. 2. Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience]: Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; exploring and discovering. 3. Open-mindedness [holistic judgment, critical thinking]: Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; weighing all evidence fairly. 4. Love of learning: Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s…
Within the last 3 months or so, I’ve gained at least 20 lbs. It could be a combination of my medical issues – Hypothyroidism. My Hysterectomy – Note to self: Make appointment to have levels checked since I’m on hormonal medication. My not eating healthy which includes my addiction to soda at times. Not exercising…
Previously to my taking note of my weight gain, I was already feeling down in the dumps as I have never been this overweight before. However, I’ve never been one to shy away from taking pictures and posting them (online), regardless as to what I’m wearing. When it comes to wearing certain clothing in public – now. Not happening! No sir reeeee!!!
I’d bought a pretty swimsuit at Wal-Mart awhile back. I wore it to take a picture in and then only wore the top out. I have NEVER worn a bikini (the bottom) before (let alone in public) but I bought this particular swimsuit that has it. I kept telling myself that I was going to step out of my comfort zone (eventually) and wear it in public. That time came over the weekend when the hubster and I went down to the pool to swim.
I recently did a semi-chop to my hair, so excuse the wild hair look *smiling*. Hoping I can stay on this natural hair journey because relaxers seem to be killing my hair.
It has become (painfully) aware to me that I’m not using my time effectively. Every day I lose about 4 – 5 hours because I’m sleeping. It’s a combination of my medical issues and going to bed late. By the time I wake up (around noon and as late as 2 p.m.) half the day is already gone.
So what does one need to do to change this? Plan!
I will be printing this out to place on fridge
Monday – Friday
Make sure to eat breakfast when I fix the hubster his.
Do whatever chores need to be done.
Zumba on the Xbox
Check emails and social media. Respond if necessary.
Spend 1 – 2 hours on classwork.
Take nap if feeling tired and not feel guilty about it
Spend time blogging, working on organization (not giving up on this)reading or anything “fun” that I enjoy doing.
Start dinner around 5 p.m, so we can eat between 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Watch an episode or 2 of Lost. Will catch up with Lost in our bedroom on weekends that we have kids
Head to gym around 7:30 p.m. Hoping to do at least 4 times a week
Shower after getting home around 8 p.m or shower at gym.
Make sure house is tidy before bed
Climb into bed to: read, watch a movie or play a board game with the hubster
I was determined to do a 5k and finally completed one. I’ll be doing my 2nd one in Feb/2016. I had a lot of fun and having the proceeds go to a local charity made it that more awesome’r. It may have taken me a hot minute hour to do but I finished….Woohoo!!
I wasn’t too sure about wearing a tutu but did so anyway. Glad I did because I wasn’t the only one who wore one!
Like many categorizing systems, the separatist thinking behind them attempts to firmly place us in one container or another. The flaw in these types of systems is that they don’t always take into account the middle areas of the spectrum. And any system is just that: a spectrum. I’ve long stated with unequivocal certainty that I’m introverted. My friends, however, look at me askance, because I’m actually very fun-loving and outgoing when I need to be. So on that introvert/extravert spectrum, I fall somewhere to the introverted side, but exhibit limited extroverted tendencies. Here is an article found online that I have updated to reflect this spectrumized system.
1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.
Follow us as we explore the USA and Canada. Trips began in 2013. 2013 through 2017 trips are now in archives. See sidebar. 2017 trips begin with short trip Jan. 10 but first major trip begins March 1 for two months. Since 2013 over 91,000 miles driven, 31,000 miles flown, and 648 days on the road. 497 blog posts written.