Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies
Another Fun Fact: Cheetah’s are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetah’s are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Other’s will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll loose their cubs.
So zoo’s with breeding program’s had to figure out how to make Cheetah’s comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.
So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!
The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!
It’s not like this week is any better or worse than any other. I have a lot to do and of course a small window of time to meet deadlines. Lack of sleep and poor nutrition are aid to my foul mood. Usually after a hard week I feel the effects two weeks after. There is sleep to make up and homework to catch up on, sick kids to attend to, a job to get to, dishes to do—or not to do—that is not even a matter of question. I have a mountain of laundry to attend to and now that I have some cash to get it done with I can’t seem to pull myself from reading and homework to get it done. I feel like I live in a dump. I’m tempted to take everything I own and am too busy to touch and just throw it out the damn door. I feel I don’t even have enough time to do that.
I hate living in this mess, but I know I can’t let it get to me. I need to keep up with class work and graduate with good grades. I was more lax in previous years, and I will admit it has aided in my delay of graduating. I can’t imagine if I had put this much energy into the last seven years, perhaps I would be done already, but on the other hand, would I have gotten this far? I seriously think I would have had a mental collapse or physical one for that matter.
So, with that, I will record the mountain with a photo and then do laundry this weekend. I will also think of the positive things around me and work on the aspects of change that will make me feel better about my life. Drinking more water would be a good continued start. Getting more sleep is another.
Okay, the list for today. I am grateful for…
1) the fact that I have a washer and dryer IN my apartment unit.
2) having a bed—a roof and that I am able to pay rent this month.
3) good friends to turn to when I am feeling down.
4) my two great kids. They give me purposeful direction and just plain love me.
5) Spring!! It brightens my mood even though there is plenty of stress to shut me down, the sunshine makes it harder to feel that way.
6) that I have a job. And it’s not the best but I don’t hate going to work.
I am starting to feel better already so I’ll stop at six on my list and go with it and get done what needs doing. What are you grateful for today?
"Every five seconds, a child under 10 dies of hunger. Thirty-five million people die each year from hunger or its immediate aftermath. One billion people are permanently and severely malnourished and the situation is becoming increasingly catastrophic."
"If one man has a dollar he didn’t work for, another man worked for a dollar he didn’t get."
-Big Bill Haywood, Wobbly and socialist.
As my friend Dane Carney said, “That’s right, the left used to hold claim to the “lazy x” rhetoric. Let’s take it back! After all, who is really lazier? The workers who do, you know, most of the work? Or the CEOs who are paid 300x more to “oversee” them?”
Today I woke up and executed the one habit I am trying to become consistent in, I wrote a few sentences in a five year journal. Then I proceeded to write in my larger journal, since a few sentences usually spark ideas that need more space to be elaborated on.
Next I grabbed a small note book, which I found a few days ago while going through long neglected boxes around my apartment, and made a to-do list to keep in my purse. The to do list had as many tasks that I could think of needed doing that have been going around and around in my mind. The idea is to quit obsessing and cycling the thoughts and creating unnecessary anxiety by getting them out of my mind and on paper. This is how I am working on creating some mental space.
Often when I wake in the morning my mind is either blank and I can’t think of what it is I should be doing for the day or completely full and obsessing over the many things I already know I need to get done. Or, rather, the things I think that I need to do. I’m working on letting go of the “need to” mind set and find a few top priority tasks to complete and then be happy with that for the day. It gives me more space around my day for living.
I often find myself spending my time working on completing tasks before I feel I can start or continue working on what it is that I feel I really need to get done. Perhaps this can be classified somewhere under procrastination? I am far from being a minimalist, but while practicing being in a minimalist mind frame I have been leaving more space around my days in regards to scheduling appointments, planning how many errands I’m going to knock-off and what I think I must accomplish in a day.
I do have deadlines to keep in mind, but I also realize that spending my whole day on one task that isn’t going to end is quite on the verge of insanity. Insane if you want to be happy and enjoy your life, that is. I took a look around my place and thought of the things that have been bothering me and decided to move the living room around today. Not unlike moving around my daily schedule to leave some living space.
The good news, I found my birth certificate! The bad news, I now have a lot of stuff that I won’t put back in my living room that needs to go somewhere. I have to find everything a home, if it deserves to stay. If it isn’t going to stay, I have to find it a new home at Goodwill or the dumpster.
I also have to let it go that I can’t simplify my life in just a day. I really could, actually, but emotionally I’m not quite prepared yet. I need to keep reading and working in the minimalist mind set. In the meantime I’m making more room in the apartment, in my life and in my mind (where peace and happiness resides).
Restricting internet has helped me realize that I have been overindulging my kids and myself which is unhealthy in several aspects of our lives.
Sitting around watching Netflix and staying up too late contributes to poor sleep, or lack of sleep, and poor concentration for my son who is in summer school, not to mention that I need to finish some school work as well. Netflix isn’t the only culprit. I have started cleaning house and think of something I have to check out on the internet and the next thing you know, I only have a few short hours before I have to leave for work. What happened to all that time?
We ended up going over our monthly allotted usage and were billed an extra $40 last month, and this coming bill it will be about $45. It was happening before I realized it and could prevent it from happening for a second time.
Now I know, and I have shown the kids how to check it before they get on. Hopefully this will help them budget their time and internet usage because they had to live for nearly 10 days without internet.
Being restricted from the internet proved a wake up to me, that my kids will do something else, like play a board game, listen to music that isn’t streaming in from Pandora (all hours of waking and sleeping hours!). I’m guilty of getting on Pandora daily when I would clean house, or sit and do homework or play a game of Zuma on Facebook. Love that game. Also a time sucker. But what I come to realize is that not only when they are given restrictions they make better choices.
This is not only with going to the pool instead of watching a movie, but I have stopped buying as many unhealthy convenience foods and they have found that the tub of salad in the fridge is more convenient when they are hungry than cooking.
I have come to realize that taking away the not-so-good things in our lives just leaves us open to make better choices! I have been doing these small changes for a little while now, so the more they are out of milk and not getting a new gallon for two weeks, they eat cereal with soy milk. What else could I ask for?