Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Notes: 8 Chi Habits Video

Bits and pieces of small 11-year old note paper...

Notes for Ed:

On second video:

"Before AwakeNING"
"Before GOING TO THE tiolet"

On third video:

Healing moves, being plural, should have plural verbs: make, decrease, etc.

Notes for Me:

1. INTENT is the key:
a. Move the Energy
b. Focus INSIDE the Body

I hope there will be a small poster to serve as reminders of the Moves.

2. interesting words:
a. Power
b. Grace

3. Goals I can work for:
a. Decrease Belly (it bothers me)
b. Flexibility
c. Flow

4. Inner Smile:
Against negative feeling

5. Heart Kung Fu
Thankful heart, Positive attitude/outlook.
ended up coughing, pawis. Should wathc the video again. Probably not doing it right.

6. Water: + Intention (forgot that!)

7. eating:
before eating: Calm down, fruit
During eating: Chew.

Day 3.

On with the show!

I'm continuing with my depression-inducing decluttering exercise...

It's a good thing that the 8 Chi Habits video has energizing excercises

Last night I made it a point to be in bed BEFORE 12 MN, which translated (of course) to 11:45 PM. So I beat the deadline, Yay Me! Try to be earlier tonight, actually, by setting an earlier bedtime (11:30 this time)

Some updates:

1. I've narrowed down my objectives, namely

a. Declutter my desk (spent 2 glorious hours at this so early in the morning.)
b. Identify/list all the things I am "into" at the moment.
c. For my Chi Habits, I'm taking the following intentions:
c.1 Do energizing exercises whenever I feel down (as in, right now!!!)
c.2 Do something (I dont know what yet) whenever I feel like procrastinating (like now!!!)
c.3 1 piece of fruit or vegetable a day (whatever is available, and make some available always)
c.4 Drink Water whenever I go to the bathroom (refill after every release). Doesnt have to be a lot, just a little will do.
c.5 Release tension before dealing with the kids.

2. Guess what?
a. I have 28 things (!!!) in my "I'm INTO" list. I can let go of around 5, but that's it.
b. There are issues I should be prioritizing, but I don't, and issues that I actually do prioritize, that I shouldn't.
c. I should learn to delegate.

3. I did the heart kung fu earlier. THing is, I ended up with a cough (!?!). Bakit kaya? Do I have some blocked energy near my throat? Maybe comes from shouting at the kids :( I DO need to de-stress BEFORE dealing with the kids!!!

I've talked to Dempster about homeschool and he's willing to pick up some load. Willing but not really INTO it, in the way that I'm INTO it (Priority number 1 most times, now priority number Forgotten, but Priority No. 9 for THIS WEEK.) But of course that is expected.

Today's journal says that "adjustment corrections are perfectly in order". I realize that my priority lists should change depending on my schedules. NOt everything is black and white, and my schedule is one of them.

As an aside: I am thinking of interfacing Islamic practices with the 8 chi habits. turns out it's not difficult. Maybe I've been doing the islamic practices with a rigid frame of mind and would just need to adjust to a more fluid frame of mind.


"In the beginning there was Emptiness. Everything else is Opinion."

-Democritus (paraphrased)

I should get the right quotation!
I have chronic lower back tightness (waist to hips). What to do?

Day 2.

Here I am again!

I had this little depression that left me asleep 4 hours after my regular wake-up time.

Maybe because of mom issues, my mom is in the kitchen...

Maybe because of hubby issues...

I still dont know where my depression came from but,

It left me with this back ache!!!

My meemo needs attention.

My kids are over the hill with playing left for dead (a zombie game)

My homeschool is shot right now (has been for 3 months!!!)

At least my desk has lost its pile :)

Maybe my desk clean-up caused my mini-depression, showed me my "Unfinished Business" business.

Actually, its all those unfinished business that was piling up my table (and my life!!!)

Which makes day 2's "Defining my Committment" a helluva depressing job (boohoo!)

There we go again.

So i dont really need space, i need to declutter.

Let's say that decluttering my life is my 21 day habit.

Insha Allah I can do this.

I can do this!!!

The bracelet is brilliant BTW.

Day 1.

This was one day ago.

Booklet activity: Start by Understanding. I did part of this the day before, but part which I have not done,

I had two objectives but did not do them because of this and that...

1. Watch 8 chi habits DVD
2. WAtch Chi Stances DVD

Take down notes.


1. I did not open my computer, and

2. I did not have the space in my little booklet to take down notes,,, where to put my notes?!?

I have this little notepad what belonged to my sister some 10 years ago (?!?) that I'm using to put down my notes.

Realistic time... now where can I get that?

Went into a small (micro-sized) depression that left me asleep part of the afternoon, part of the night (so I was not able to do any work), and part of this morning (day 2)

I still dont know where my depression came from.

my back hurts, tho. slept too much.

but that';s news for Day 2, so...

Day 0

This was 2 days ago.

Activity: Read Materials and Contemplate.

I went through the materials, and contemplated a little.

I had to do a million other things, so I wasnt able to look into the DVD.

So i wrote down a few things in my booklet, namely:


1. Pilot the 21-day chi habits booklet set

2. Magpakatao!!!

(this comes from the Hilot POV, self-knowledge)

CHI UP Special Report: Lurvely chair!!!

(my husband bought me a chair my back likes. he says that the chair forces him to sit straight!!! haha)