Thursday, May 13, 2010

Meaning Portfolio Activities- Per. 3

Post your responses to your meaning portfolio activities(2) here.

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  1. One portfolio activity that I decided to complete was the 'say thank you' activity. I wrote a letter of thanks and appreciations to one of my family members who I don't often thank. The outcome was extremely good, and it made me feel better about myself in the process. The other activity that I completed was the "check your time" activity. I made a list of the most important things to me, and then I look at my calender, and saw how much time I spent on things that really were not as important to me. This activity helped me realize that I need to manage my time better to be able to ft in the things that I NEED to do versus the things that are most important to me. Overall both activities were extremely effective and helpful for finding meaning.

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  2. The portfolio activities that I did were picture yourself at ninety and check your time. For check my time and just thought about how much time I use in my daily life for different things and I thought about the people involved. I thought about people and things most important to me. The other activity, picture yourself at ninety I just sat and thought for a moment, what I hope to have accomplished by then.I thought of mistakes that could possibly be made and some great things I could end up contributing to the world. I really liked this activity because it also helped me set some more goals for myself.

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  3. I decided to do the "check your time" activity and made a list of what was important to me. I came up with many things including people like family members and friends. I also put activities like baseball on the list. These are the most important things in my life and This helped me figure out the meaning behind hem. The other activity I chose was the "take a sabbath". I chose to take this Sunday off just like the old tradition. I just took it easy all day other than writing this blog. This activity really helped me relax and not stress out about finals.

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  4. The two activities that I decided to do were the, “Say Thanks” and “Dedicate Your Work”. For “Say Thanks”, I wrote a letter to both my mom and my best friend. My mom read hers and she was so happy; she began to cry, which I felt bad for, but was really nice. I never really realized how much she did for me until I wrote the letter. It brought perspective to everything and made me realize a lot of things. I’m so thankful for her. My best friend hasn’t read hers yet, but I’m hoping it has meaning to her like it did for my mom. The second activity that I did, “Dedicate Your Work”, was also an extremely helpful activity. Bast, my soccer coach, always say dedicate your game to someone or something, and I’ve always done that, but this time I really though about it. In my game on Friday, I dedicated my game to a few personal things. I realized I worked a lot harder and pushed myself a lot more than I thought I could. My fitness is not very good at all right now, and I was only out for 10 minutes the whole game, but I was able to push through it to the best of my ability because I dedicated my game to something very meaningful to me.

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  5. The two activites that I chose were picture yourself at nintey and take a sabbath. When I thought about myself and picturing my life about seventy-five years from now I though about all of the things that I want to do. I also thought about all the regrets I have now and how many I think I'll have years from now. This activity really helped me focus on the things that I want to do and what I need to work on to have no regrets. For my second activity I chose take a sabbath. I chose today and except for writing this blog I haven't done anything but think about what I have done in the past week and what I will do to continue good habits and stop others. Both of these activites have really helped me focus on the person I am m=now and the person I want to be in the future.

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  6. The two activities I decided to do were "Measure Your Spirit" and "Check Your Time". For the first activity I took a test about the amount of spirituality I have in my life. For this one I scored high which did not surprise me because I am a strong Christian. This high score was described for someone who uses spirituality as emotional renewal and a good stress reliever. They meditate or pray on a regular basis. This describes me in a very good way based on spirituality. I find meaning in my life through this. The second activity showed me I need to set my priorities straight. The things that matter to me have not had time in my life. School is taking over and that does not allow the things I value most to have time. These activities are good to evaluate the meaning found in one's life.

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  7. For this weeks portfolio activities i did check your time and picture yourself at nintey. For check your time I made a list of all the things I did and found that my time was pretty even between school, baseball, and friends. I was happy with my time manegment and felt like I was keeping the important things in my life. The second activitey I did was picture yourself at nintey. I thought about all the things i want to have acomplished and where i want to be in 75 years from now. It was a weird thing to think about but I felt like it was eye opening and i found meaning in both activities.

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  8. I chose "say thanks" and "picture yourself at ninety" for meaning activities. I wrote an email to my dad saying thanks for everything he's done for me. I realized how hard he works and how much he does for me. It was 10:00 pm when i wrote the email. I wrote an email because he was at work. This showed that he was willing to stay at the office until 10:00 on a sunday night to put food on the table and put clothes on me. When I "pictured myself at ninety", I found out how much I wouldn't want to miss out. I want to be involved in TV or advertizing. If I slack off any longer, that dream could just wash away. I need to work hard and pursue my goals if I want to end up happy. I was skeptical about these activities at first and was dreading doing them, but I now realize that they might make me a better, more grateful person.

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  9. The first activity I did was "Take the 20-10 test". I think that if I either came upon 20 million dollars or found out I had less than 10 years to live, I wouldn't live my days as I do now. If I only had 10 years to live, then I don't think I would spend them in school. I would pursue things around the world and try to see all the world has to offer. If I got $20 million, then I would probably finish school and save the money up for later in life. I might spend about a million or half a million on cool stuff but I would save the rest. The second activity I did was "picture yourself at ninety". This was cool to imagine how my life would go. I want to have a job in something I'm really interested in, like sports. Since I probably can't be a pro athlete, then I would like to be an anylyst or an NBA GM. However, I would have to pursue these goals head on or I will be sitting in my rocker in the nursing home with a lot of regret.

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  10. I did the take a Sabbath and say thanks. At the end of the year one just gets really tired from work and needs a break. I really liked taking this break. It was really hard to just reflect all day though.
    Say thanks made me think a lot about what people had done for me throughout my life. I wrote my letter to my mom because she has always been willing to help me with work. She will work with me the entire time even if I angry. I am really thankful for my mom.
    I looked at the 20-10 test and decided that if I had either of those things that I would get out of school and go see a bunch of new places especially if I had only ten years to live.

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  11. First I took a day of sabbath. On sunday all i did was study and help my family with houshold chores. It was really nice to spend some time with the family and not really have to do much.
    Next i said thanks to my mom,i sent her an e-mail saying how much i appreciate her hard work, and how sorry i am for not saying thank you enough.

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  12. I did the "Take a Sabbath" and the "Say Thanks" activities. With the take a sabbath, it was a really nice break for me. School and life has been stressful lately, and taking a break really helped.
    Saying thanks to the people in my life was nice. I felt really good for thanking them for all the hard work they do. It was nice to say thanks.

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  13. For my two activities I chose to do the "Picture yourself at Ninety" and "Say Thanks".
    For Picture yourself at Ninety, it was fun to try and think of what my future self would be like. It was an eye-opener to me and I realized that I need to start pursuing my goals early so I won't have any regrets in life.
    For Say Thanks, I explained in a letter about the gratitude I felt towards someone close to me and how they have positively influenced my life. It felt good to express myself to someone who I had not recognized in the past.

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  14. I found these "Meaning Activities" to be very good a good way to spend time. One activity that I did was the "Say Thanks" Activity. I thought this was a great way to make people feel good and it made me feel great. However, it was just a regular, "Thank you," It was a meaningful one and thus, it made the other person feel good. I felt really good as well. Another activity i did was the "Take A Sabbath" activity. I found this to be a great way to let loose and relieve stress, however, it was an unwise decision to do this activity during the end of the year when there is finals to study for. However, it helped me to relax and quit stressing out over grades and i found that it was very helpful.

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  15. The first activity I did was the Say Thanks activity. I wrote a letter to my little sister, and gave it to her. It made her feel really good to know she was appreciated, and it made me feel good to know that I made her feel that way.

    The second activity that I did was the 20-10 test. I think that if I found out that I only had less than ten years to live, I would not be living my life as I am now. I would concentrate more on spending time with my family and friends, the people I love. I think i would try and make my life a lot more meaningful.

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  16. The two activities I decided to do were the "But Out" and the "Picture Yourself at Ninety." When doing the "But Out" exercise, I made a list of ongoing excuses and wants that I have been putting aside. I removed all the "buts" and replaced them with "ands," and it really helped me see that they can be done, it's just going to take dedication. I will have to find balance in my life to be able to accomplish those things, even if there is a pro to every con.

    The Second activity I did was "Picture Yourself at Ninety." It took me a while to really think about were I would be in life. I though that maybe I would have already had a child that would have children that had children of there own. I would have at least devoted some time and quite a bit of money to a favored charity. I would also view myself as being happily retired from a career I was completely dedicated to. On the other hand, I would probably regret spending too much time on my career and not enough time on my family. I can make that assumption because that is how I am right now as an individual by putting school in front of family and friends.Overall, I see my self being happy at ninety, and living in my house, caring for myself.

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  17. The two porfolio activities that I did for the chapter on meaning were "Say Thanks" and "Check Your Time". For the "Say Thanks" activity, I made a thank you letter for my little sister thanking her and saying how much I appreciate her. I gave my sister the letter and read it to her and she really liked it. I think that this was a good activity and it made me think about how much I need to say thank you for the people who put meaning in my life. For the "Check Your Time" activity, I just thought about how much time that I spend on things and how important those things are to me. This is probably really important for me, because I am not very good with time management. I realized that I probably need to spend less time on certain things so that in the long run I can have time for more meaningful things. Overall both activities helped me get a further understanding of meaning and how I can improve upon my outlook of it.

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  18. To start, I took the STS Test on the 'Measure your Spirit'. I scored the low score of 16. I honestly don't believe in a higher power and I don't believe that everyone is spiritually connected. I took the second test as well, and I couldn't get the results for some reason, but I expect I scored pretty low on spirituality. The whole spirituality thing just doesn't affect me at all.

    I did the 'Check your Time' activity, and I found that I spend a lot of time doing a lot of things. I swim, do taekwondo, spend time with family, school, homework, studying for finals, playing games, feeding animals, and other things. I have a very busy schedule and I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future. Maybe the summer will give me a break...

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  19. For my two portfolio activities, I chose to "take a sabbath" and "Say thanks". I chose these because in today's modern times it is hard for one to take a day of relaxing. On that day I sat around all day and pretty much did nothing. This was helpful because I had time to reflect on what I need to do and how I affect other people. The second activity I did was the Say thanks. I chose to do this because I never really realize how grateful I am. I wrote a letter to my mom and explained how happy I am she does everything she does for me.

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  20. I did the "Say thanks" activity and the "picture yourself at 90"
    I wrote my sister a letter to say thank you for being there all of my life. She has been a great friend to me and has helped me when i need her! I talked about how grateful I was to her. It made me feel a lot better because we had just gotten into a fight a few days before!

    The next one I did was picture yourself at 90. For me this was hard because I wanted to be realistic about which dreams came true. I know that I will have a family and hopefully my kids will have kids. I hope to still have a loving husband and I hope to be active still. It was hard for me to try to know what was a reachable dream and which was logical. It made me think what was more important to me in life!

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