My extended quirky to do list part 3 – what to continue doing

Continuing the spirit of New Year’s reflection, my last 2 posts described an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts:

– to do, to continue doing,  to stop doing, to not do, to done (the last one’s not a typo) (here’s a description of each)

I also promised to share with you how I’m personally filling it in.  For my 2010 to-do’s see this post.

Because it’s not all about trying new things although the shiny allure of what’s new keeps the shopping malls full – the things I’m going to continue doing in 2010 are:

*  keep off the 30 pounds I lost about 1 1/2 year ago.  I continue to feel a deep sense of satisfaction for this continued accomplishment.  I love how I feel about myself and my body.  It and I move through the world with more ease now.   I even (gasp!) run.  There was a time where if you told me I’d go for regular runs I’d ask which psychiatric institution I should return you to.

* continue my monthly dance ‘dates’.  I find nothing soothes my rattled nerves and puts me into a state of wild time like dancing.  I found a local pub with a live band – there’s no cover, no line up and 5 inch heels are not a requirement for entry.  Once a month I’ve been hitting the dance floor with a friend.  We shake it, gloriously, with abandon and glee.

Caveat: dance friend has left the building, well the country actually.  In order to continue must find new person to dance with.  Husband or friend Heather are you listening?

Stay tuned for my stop-doing, not to do’s, and to-done’s.

And finally because music is an integral part of the things I want to continue doing, here’s a song that fits the theme of continuing: Let’s go by the Cars

What do you want to continue doing …. again and again?


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7 Responses to “My extended quirky to do list part 3 – what to continue doing”

  1. Bill Ursel Says:
    January 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    What do I want to continue doing . . . *sigh* the ‘right’ thing . . .
    Not a moral imperative Lee-Anne . . rather priorities within the gaggle of shoulds, want to’s, could do . . . Being present for myself and others may be a place to start . . . Keep dancing Raganmeister 😉

  2. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    January 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I’m reading the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris and it’s rocking my world. Not that I want to work 4 hours a week, I enjoy my work too much for that little, but that’s precisely his point. Highly recommend it as a great. Says many things that makes me go hmmmmm. As in lack of time means lack of priorities. I relate to your gaggle and join you in teasing out the priorities. Being present is definitely a (the?!) place to start. Here’s to kicking up our collective heels, dance floor or not!

  3. Triplinleni Says:
    January 14th, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Principled testing to see if your comment fuctinon works, mine doesnt!

  4. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    January 14th, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Hi Tommy- yep, it works. Looked at your website. While I love music, I am horrible at remembering names of artists and songs. Do you have a few favourite boogie, blues and backbeat rock and roll songs you’d recommend? (and yes, I know that’s like asking someone to choose their favourite child but still….)

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