First and foremost, life is too short to not do the things you want to do in life. Even the simple things that make us happy shouldn’t be discounted like, resting, watching tv, writing, snuggling, listening to the rain, indulging in our favorite foods once in a while, taking a nap, letting the laundry go for a day or two, reading, and just thinking.
You’d be surprised how replenished you can feel just by doing those simple things that do not cost a cent.
Don’t feel guilty about living the life that you want and what makes you feel good.
Day after day you think to yourself, I can’t get out of this rut and I’m not going anywhere in life. My job is a dead end and I’m always broke. The relationships I have with others make me depressed and angry. I feel like I am empty and running on fumes.
This doesn’t have to be. The choice is yours to start making a change. End the cycle by taking the first step. Be realistic and don’t overwhelm yourself by setting a goal that needs time to develop.
Any goal you want to reach needs a plan. Whether it’s big or small you have to start somewhere.
I know when my brain starts brewing up an idea or a goal to accomplish, if i don’t start the process with a small step, it’ll never happen.
First of all whatever goal you want to accomplish use the resources around you to see how others accomplished their goals. When I wanted to organize my bathroom, I Googled “How to organize your bathroom.” It’s really that simple. Now on a larger scale I wanted to become a teachers assistant in NY, what did I do? I Googled, “How to become a teachers assistant in NY.”
You have to start somewhere and if you’re anything like me, you’re going to need some help with starting off in the right direction. If you don’t know, then just ask.
I can give you so my instances in my life that I needed direction on how to accomplish a goal but the list is never ending. What I want to express to you is that anything is possible but start small so you don’t sabotage yourself or idea by stressing out over it.
1. Start small. Get a piece of paper and pen, and write down what it is you want to accomplish. Having it written down your more apt to staying on track rather than keeping the thought in your head that will probably be forgotten or pushed aside.
2. Research on “how to.” If there are others writing about it because they’ve done it, then that’s the type of references you want to follow. Everyone is different but if you take bits and pieces of how people accomplished their goals, then your bound to come up with a plan that’ll work for you.
3. Set your wheels in motion. Follow the steps and review your goals each day. Repetition works great for me and it could help you.
Every goal needs a plan. Write the goal down that you want to accomplish. Make a plan and start the process small.
Good luck and if you need a pep talk, I’m your cheerleader!!
I feel like my wheels are always spinning. I seem to never get out of this vicious cycle of feeling poor. I am always asking myself, where in the world does my money go? Out the window that’s where. I spend it foolishly on nonsense and that’s about to end!
So I found this free budget app called Daily Budget. (No this isn’t an advertisement for them). It has a little piggy bank as its icon and I found it very simple to use.
First though I have a planner that I buy from Walmart every year to keep my appointments, subbing jobs, and ahh yes of course my bills in. The planner cost $8 (if that)and without it I’d be lost. It doesn’t have any bells or whistles. It’s just easy to follow because it has a month at a view glance which is great because you can see everything coming up right in front of you.
I love the idea of putting stickers in here or using bright colored markers but in reality I don’t have the time right now. That’s all a part of my bigger picture and my time management adventure that I’ll be tackling soon.
Sorry to cut this post short so for now I’m going to leave you with this but at the end of the week I’ll update you on my budgeting progress!!