I’ve lost site on my One Little Word for 2017. Focus. I am beginning to even wonder of that is a possibility as I can’t even remember if I took my medications in the morning. I wrote about being hyper vigilant when it come to my weight…weighing in with extra pounds is not being hyper vigilant in any capacity.
May it should be more Laser Focused.
I need a new game plan! (and a planner)
I went of blogcation and forgot to tell you! D’oh.
No worries, I am back ready to show you new content and all sorts of fun stuff. This month, I will be participating in One Book July, bringing you along for the ride of course. Each Sunday of July I will have a post plus a video for what I am using for the challenge. So exciting.
Also, look for my very first news letter to hit your inboxes come the middle of August! We are growing, one baby step at a time folks!
Now, grab some sweet tea and enjoy your Summer
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There are all sorts of clutter to deal with – some you create yourself and some created by others. I will never embrace minimalism, it’s not in my bones. However, I’ve noticed lately that I am spending quality energy and way too many spoons moving my crap around. I was recently talking this over with my research assistant Mrs. Monkey and she is dealing with the same issue.
What to do? I have help each month with the vacuuming of the stairs, vacuuming my bedroom, and cleaning my master bath. This is just one less thing that I have to deal with. However, my packrat tendencies are starting to become too much to deal with. Srsly, how much washi tape does this girl need? I believe that I truly want for nothing. I’m very lucky to be able to wipe my own a$$ and take care of my most basic needs (a place to rest, cover my bills, etc).
What used to be a simple task of tidying up is now a battle between my self and my energy. There are many weekend mornings when I get up before everyone else and I will cleanup my messes…but that also means that I have spent a great amount of my energy for the day – and if I have errands and appointments, egads I’m done for.
This has now become intervention level crisis (in my mind at least) and I’m looking for a solution. How do I do this without becoming a hoarder!?
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Last month’s Money Challenge was all about the online spending…I actually did better than I thought I would. Out of thirty days, I made only seven online purchases. This is amazing to me! Progress people, progress.
Ok, so now I am going to turn it up a notch and for May…it’s all about the cash! Oy! With the exception, of course, for all the automatic payments for set bills – it’s all going to be about the cash. I need to reload my Starbucks card – you better have a ten dollar bill handy girl. You want to go to craft store, you better bring your cash envelope.
I am sure you have totally noticed by now that I am not just going cold turkey and being all cash all the time. It’s because I have to re-wire my brain and learn to do things differently. You know the story, do the same thing over & over again and get the same results. Also, I want to break my dependency on using my debit card for everything. My current mindset is – “oh, I has money in the bank, I can buy this”. Umm, that would be a negative Lissy. I did pre-plan my May Cash Flow to have cash available for items I have noticed are reoccurring each month. That would be for things like take out and crafty supplies.
I am very nervous about this challenge…I’ll update you in June
So, after thousands of dollars and a horrid night’s sleep for a home health test, the results are in. Yours truly has no significant result’s pointing to any kind of apnea. I was off the charts – in the negative sense. I do however have insomnia. Srsly? I could have told them that. My GP would like me to see a psychiatrist – ha ha ha no. I am booking an appointment my naturopath lady!
In other health related news, I lost two pounds! Recently, Mrs. Monkey and I were talking about being hyper vigilant. It’s my term for being crazy focused on a fixed item. I started with doing the Low Carb and just felt lost. I switched it up recently and it paid off.
I am now making sure I reach a daily goal of walking at a minimum of five thousand steps. With that, I cut my calorie intake, portion control, drank a boatload of water and tracked the heck out of it all. Luckily, the peeps at Fitbit make it all possible with their app.
I would have been beyond ecstatic if I had lost just a half of a pound, but two! Amazeballs!