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Weekend Attitude Adjustment

Gratitude, Grinch, Greed or Guilt

Posted on November 23rd, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2014, Attitude Adjustment, Blog, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

I find myself struggling with the Thanksgiving holiday “sale-a-thons”. I understand that retail relies on Black Friday. I know that the origin of the term Black Friday was to draw attention to the fact that it is often the first day of the calendar year when retailers’ books go from red to black.

I appreciate the excitement of families planning together their official holiday shopping spree. Not an event in which I personally participate, mostly because I’m uncomfortable in large crowds. However, I can acknowledge and celebrate the fun that others seem to experience.

Here is my quandary. Have we forgotten about the point of the day – which is gratitude? Am I just being a Grinch? Or are we as a society allowing ourselves to “buy” in to the media hype and be manipulated by our own greed or guilt?

Isn’t … Read More »

Help, My Saboteur is Running Amok!

Posted on May 10th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2010, Blog, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 1 Comment

remember who you are and all that you have accomplished in your life. Remember that even if you have “failed” at something – that does not make you a failure. Collect evidence and remind yourself of all that you have accomplished and when you were successful. … and begin to build from that RESET Mindset

Rebuilding Shattered Weekend Expectations

Posted on April 29th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2012, Blog, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. No Comments

As you gear up for the weekend do you have expectations of how it will look? Perhaps it’s attending a sporting event, having a picnic in the park, hosting out-of-town guests or doing a home improvement project? Whatever you have planned, it is your weekend and you “expect” it to go the way you planned. So, there is nothing worse than losing your weekend to one of life’s curveballs such as a sudden illness, a rained-out picnic, or a child coming home with a case of head lice (yuck).

Essentially your “system” has been impacted. Take tackling head lice for example. Your weekend and your home have now been turned upside down. What was once a weekend of fun family activities, a few chores and some downtime now consists of cancelling your plans, spending money on lice treatment, treating your entire … Read More »

Your Attitude Adjustment Tool Kit

Posted on April 2nd, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Blog, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

So here I am in the airport and there are car seats and extra luggage and children w/back packs and games and dolls and – you get the picture. Getting myself through security these days is enough to whack out my attitude. I can’t imagine what you do when you are attempting to move 2 or 4 little ones through – that‘s a question for the Weekend Attitude Adjustment Community – what do you do? How do you keep your attitude positive when moving children through the security gates at the airport?

Make the Most of Your Weekend

Posted on March 14th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2012, Time Management, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

Between Daylight Savings last Sunday and the first day of spring just around the corner,what better moment to talk about time.

Do you sometimes feel you are losing control over your time – like somehow it got off course like a run-away train or instead time controls you instead of you controlling your time?

Imagine if you could have 60 minutes of unscheduled time every day. That would be seven hours in a week and 28 additional hours in a month. Expand it for the year and that would be 14 extra free days. That’s a second vacation or stay-cation!!! It may sound ridiculous, but it can be achieved.

So, how do you maximize your time? Apply these seven tips to your weekend time management:

Analyze Your Weekend – Think about Sunday night – you are sitting on the sofa or the porch sipping … Read More »

Weekends With a Purpose

Posted on April 19th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2012, Blog, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. No Comments

As you’re gearing up for the weekend, are there some dreaded chores you are avoiding? Now’s the time to reprogram your thoughts and determine your purpose for the tasks at hand.

Let’s take laundry for example. Instead of doing the laundry on Saturday because you have to, or it’s your job or no one else will, determine your purpose. Ask yourself the following questions:

Is my goal to have clean clothes and to make sure my kids have fresh outfits for their sports games?
Will the reasons bring me pleasure and a feeling of contribution?
Why am I doing this?

And while you are doing this particular task, be mindful of what it is that you are doing. Focus on the process of loading the washing machine, pouring in the detergent and folding clothes as soon as they are hot out of the dryer – … Read More »

Can Social Media Create Balance through RE-connection?

Posted on July 8th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2011, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

This is one of the ways I see benefit in social media. It creates the opportunity for our paths to run together again – even if only in cyberspace. We return and are reconnected. Even if only for a little while.

About Weekend Attitude Adjustment

Posted on February 5th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Weekend Attitude Adjustment. No Comments

It’s a time of returning to the basics while attempting to create a thoughtful plan for our future.

To all our friends we are returning to our basics while supporting you to create a thoughtful plan for your future. Hence the return of the S.T.A.R. Resources Weekend Attitude Adjustment.

My dad once said when attempting to quit smoking, “buckle up it’s going to be a bumpy ride”.  How has your ride on planet earth been lately?  For many of us “bumpy” only begins to describe our experience. Our “Attitudes” are  getting more than their fare share of bumps and are in many cases in dire need of “Adjustment”. We are adjusting our attitudes about our staff size, our cash flow, our retirement, our strategic plans, our children’s college funds, our dreams of tomorrow and the realities of today.

The return of  the S.T.A.R. Resources Weekend Attitude Adjustment is … Read More »

A Block of Ice Falling From The Sky

Posted on November 19th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

For the next few moments I remembered and reminded my husband about the blocks of ice we have experienced in our life.

Time for Fun!

Posted on June 4th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 8 comments

Life seems to have been so serious lately and rightfully so. There are many serious issues requiring attention. And yet, perhaps because summer has begun, I find myself yearning for fun, laughter and plain ole’ silliness.