Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Out of the Fog...
Notice I didn't say lose weight! Get healthy is different, although many times results in losing weight. Eating whole foods, cooking at home, getting exercise are all great places to start for your physical well being. But alot of times we forget about our mental health. Take time to do the things that make you happy...spend time with friends, in prayer or doing a favorite activity. Have you been putting off talking to your doctor about something? Now is the perfect time to make that appointment!
Take time to work on a budget. Be honest with yourself...how much are you really spending every day! You have to count the latte's, life savers and trips to the vending machine. It is truly amazing how much money we spend every month without realizing it. But when we recognize them and allow for these expenses we can build our savings and pay off that debt! Be creative...don't give up the things you love because you can't afford them...buy life savers by the bag or your favorite snack from the store where it is much much cheaper than the vending machine.
And one of my goals for 2011...a spic and span, organized home! Everything will have a place AND everything will be in its place. Don't try to tackle the whole house or even a room...start with a drawer or a closet. My first order of business is going through my closet and drawers...getting rid of the clothes that don't fit, are outdated or I just don't wear anymore. Moving on from there the list includes every drawer and cupboard in the house, washing walls and curtains, repainting the bathroom, developing weekly menus, and posting regularly on my blog and my business web-site.
It takes time for the fog to lift or burn off. Take baby steps to come out of your fog...then take another baby step and before you know it the road in front of you will be crystal clear.