Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Day Two with "Only Nuns Change Habit Overnight" by Karen Scalf Linamen! With a Giveaway, no less!

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As I said in my post yesterday, this was a timely book for me. Lately, my life has seemed out of whack...disproportionate and lacking in substance. Some days I feel like my dog, Cocoa Bean...

...chasing my tail and no clue what to do once I catch it!

One of my biggest needs for change is organization. Another is to stop procrastinating, and I found Karen's thoughts on that topic particularly interesting.

Did you know that we have emotional issues behind our need to procrastinate? I discovered I'm a perfectionist--if I know I won't succeed, or even feel like I may fail...I just won't start at all.

I saw it as laziness, which is bad enough. But to realize it's actually a need to be perfect that stops me from doing more and being more was a real wake up for me! I see this tendency in my daughter as well, but she's made more progress toward changing.

Most likely because I'm constantly talking with her about her needs for change! That's something else I love about Karen's book--it serves as a great discussion starter on many areas, and would work great in a one on one mentoring relationship.

Since I love the book so much, I'm giving you a chance to win a copy! Leave me a comment sharing one habit you want to change most, and I'll draw a winner on January 1, 2009--not much time to enter! Don't procrastinate!

Happy Reading!

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9 comments:

ihchicky said...

I'd really like to change my lack of exercise. Isn't that the new years resolution that most people have? Gotta get moving! Thanks for the chance. This looks like an interesting book.

lovedandamazed said...

Deena, I've read several good reviews of this book and would like to be entered in the giveaway. I love the title!

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

eileensblog said...

The habit I wish to change is that instead of wasting 10-15 minutes of time I have here and there, I need to chip away at projects. I always complain about how much I have to do but if I would just do a little bit here and there, I could get so much more accomplished. (If I have 10-15 of free time I usually veg at the computer!)

Abi said...

Love the title. What would I like to change in 2009. My weight for one.

Happy New Year's

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Nise' said...

One thing I need to change is to quit fighting the transition of full time mothering to being a mom when needed to my adult kids, but still being the full time mom to the one left at home yet. Its hard!

Anonymous said...

I would like to change my habit of procrastination.
Marilyn
Fmartin816@comcast.net

Grateful Gramma said...

Sounds interesting. Please enter my name too. Thanks!

twiga92 said...

I really like this author and would love to get this book. bookaddict4life (at) gmail (dot) com.
A habit I'd like to change - I would really like to not worry so much about things that haven't happened. I need to trust God more.

MJ said...

I need to stop procrastinating!