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Overcome my sense of shame Star this Commitment
Week 3 of 12

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uncover the roots of my deep sense of shame and take steps to overcome it.
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asbc_goals
January 11, 2018, 9:39 PM
Progress report:
- Finished organizing the books in my library and putting them up on LibraryThing.
- Have been reading the Eastern spirituality forum and getting ready to contribute
- Went swimming last Saturday as planned
- Have been journaling regularly and making progress with my emotional health
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asbc_goals
January 6, 2018, 12:32 AM
Progress report - January 5

Actions that I took today:
- Paid a few bills though my bank's website.
- Created an account on LibraryThing and started adding my library there. I'm aiming to complete this task in 1 week.
- Looked up swimming pools in my area. I'm planning to go mid-day tomorrow.
- Read some Taoism materials online.
- Cooked a vegan meal to last several days.
- Began watching a documentary called "97% Owned" about the instability and unfairness in the financial system due to money creation by private banks.
- Returned 3 books to the library (2 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy books and one by philosopher Derrida - none of which I read, in spite of my intentions).
- Wrote a journal entry for the day. Listed 5 gratitudes for the day.
- About to continue reading Freud's "Beyond the Pleasure Principle". I'm planning to get through the second chapter by the end of today.
- Planning to call a friend on the drive back from the library and arrange to go out with her tomorrow night if she is free.

Actions left to take:
- Come up with a strategy to reconnect with my old university.
- Make a longer post on the spirituality forum. Come up with a few questions to ask there.
- Look up volunteer opportunities.
- Arrange for Tesla test drive.

New actions to take:
- List 5 gratitudes each day.
- Why: this will remind me of the positive things in my life.

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asbc_goals
January 4, 2018, 11:09 PM
Progress report

Actions I took:
- I posted a question on an Eastern spirituality forum. I'm getting to know the community. I feel excited about sharing my experience there in the future.
- I've been journaling daily.

Actions I still need to take:
- Volunteer. I have some resistance to this. I have old cultural ideas about the pointlessness of volunteering. Also I don't want to step out of my comfort zone and do something new.
- Arrange for Tesla test drive. I have the agent's contact but have not followed up yet. Perhaps I feel some shame: in the short term I am not able to buy a Tesla. But then, being able to buy a car is not a prerequisite for going for a test drive.

New actions to take on my commitment:
- Consider starting a blog for each of my interests. This would help me organize my experiences, ideas and research. It would also connect me with others with similar interests.
- Re-establish contact with my university. This would help me rekindle connections that I've abandoned. It would also help me resolve some issues that I left outstanding.
- Start exercising regularly, for example swimming. This would keep me active and engaged with the world. It might also help me meet new people.
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asbc_goals
January 3, 2018, 12:36 AM
New actions to take on this commitment:

- Volunteer as a tutor or teacher to help me transition back to the working world.
- Why: I have experience with teaching and enjoy it; I enjoy working with kids; I would be making a contribution and adding something of value to other people's lives; it would be a step towards getting a job and generating income.

- Post a question on an Eastern spirituality forum.
- Why: I've been working on a meditation practice and have uncovered some pain in my heart area. I want to get the Eastern perspective on what this might mean. This would also be a step towards connecting with others based on my interests.

- Something new this week: arrange for a Tesla test drive.
- Why: I'm interested in the technology; it would bring me out of my comfort zone; it would be a step towards reconnecting with life.
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