This is a new year to reflect on what to bring into the new year, and what to leave behind. There is so much room to improve, but it’s important to be realistic. I personally want to stop making excuses and stop emotional spending on weekends when I am idle.
A few ways will be to start focusing more on my drawings and paintings. They collect dust, as I feel I only bring them out once a month for a whole weekend, then pack my supplies away again. I have a space that is perfect, time to make use of it.
Also plants, I am a proud plant Mom, and love getting to know about plants, propagation, you name it, I love it. Instead of buying another plant, I can start propagating the ones I have, and take care of the ones I have now, so I don’t over extend myself and kill plants by default.
Bonsai trees are so cute, I can walk in nature and find a pinecone and study the art of bonsai trees, perfect, and affordable.
I already cook a lot being at home, but at time I order out as well. Delivery can be expensive, and after your food arrives, you may or may not like it. I have to treat going out like a treat, so splurging on delivery won’t be such a temptation.
Home cooked meals are important and eating our vitamins in the form of veggie heavy foods, is also healthier. So you can eat healthy and save money at the same time.
Being present, spending hours without electronics on, looking out the window and narrating a scene as it passes me by, has really helped me increase in over all joy. Just to see the snow fall beautifully outside, or to see downtown Minneapolis from my windows, give great vibes. My little urban garden, warm lemon water, and cozy blanket are small tokens of contentment to me.
Time is definitely money, if I am too idle, I will start to convince myself that I have to spend money, I don’t want to be cheap with myself, but I have real goals and big dreams, and that is worth saying no to myself more often then not.
What are your goals for the New Year? What is the strategy that you will put in place so that you can eliminate temptations, and get to your goal?
Let me know in the comments.
Until next time, and again welcome to 2021.