Many of the meals that my family truly enjoys are made out of just a few ingredients.
My family loves spaghetti night. I just boil up a box of spaghetti noodles and, for a sauce, mix together one can of tomato sauce, a few dashes Italian herbs from the pantry, and either an additional can of diced tomatoes or some diced tomatoes from our own garden. Everyone seems to love it.
I’ll make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches from literally four ingredients combined. I’ll put a big handful of diced tomatoes in a blender along with a quarter cup of heavy cream and blend it, then heat it up. Meanwhile, I’ll put some cheese between two slices of bread and cook that on a sandwich press. Four ingredients for a solid weekend lunch.
From the outside, we only see the positive side of affluence. We see the amazing house. We see the shiny car. We see the nice clothes. We see the amazing travel.
When we compare those elements on their own to the elements in our own life, we feel a tinge of jealousy. Those elements are better than the elements in our own life in some respects.
The problem is that we’re only seeing the positive side of these elements. These are just little pieces of a larger life.
A great line from the article, “boredom is a choice that you make when the first thing or two you think of to do is unavailable to you”
Boredom is a choice. If you’re bored during your financial recovery, you’re choosing to be bored.
Finally, do you have a sensible grasp of your accounting needs? Paying taxes, continuing to save for future goals, and maintaining a working household budget are tricky things to juggle when you’re self-employed welcome to quarterly taxes!. You’ve got to have a plan for keeping things in order or else you’re going to wind up not getting financially ahead or, even worse, finding Uncle Sam on your tail.
This article hits pretty close to home. My main hours where I’m “on” are about 10-1, and 3-6. When are your ‘good hours’ of the day?
While you may be at work longer or at different times try to keep your main projects scheduled for when you’re firing on all cylinders as it were.
1. Extract a goal from your most painful experiences.
2. Bury yourself in reading about the goal.
3. Develop a plan that includes a series of very simple actions that will take you to that goal.
4. Take your first action within a day of coming up with the plan
5. Keep a very visible record of your actions and share that record with others.