Expect little, give much
The motto makes sense to go along with the month that is traditionally known for giving. I struggle with giving, too much. I will give of myself and my belongings until I am left with nothing. This is where moderation comes in handy.
I am at a crossroads with this very subject because I want to be able to gift all of my co-workers something like the things I am making but I can’t afford too. I feel like I’ve already lost money because I am not generating any and it is possible I won’t ever. I do not want to think like that but…. I am realistic. I’ve invested about $1,200.00, that isn’t including what is going to cost me to go self-hosted. I will admit I went a little overboard buying myself things I want to use. I haven’t used the items but I find it difficult to let go. I will though if I want a return on my money anyway.
This leads me to my goals. Because this will be one of my goals. To accept that I simply cannot make everyone something. I can’t. Last year we drew names and it worked out perfect. I will suggest that again for this year. Ok now on to my goals!
- accept that I cannot make something for everyone
- monitor my mental health more closely; with documentation
- focus on branding ONLY
- replace $300.00 in my savings
- spend the minimal to get by, no unnecessary spending
- go to the grocery store and cook more this month; plan meals
- make as many products as extra time allows; divide with branding learning
- make an appointment with the psychiatrist
- follow prompts for journaling
- stick to priorities
10 goals may seem like a lot but I feel like I got off track with my organization. I cannot let that go or things will be rough. I know for a fact I made a detour with my mental health maintenance. While I have been journaling, I haven’t been monitoring my moods daily or paid close attention to my feelings. I’ve been blocking those for a while now. And I mentioned I haven’t taken my meds like I am supposed to so most definitely I need to get back to where I was with all that. That is a priority!
I want to begin more mindful journaling. Following prompts seems like a way to do so. Christmas is right around the corner so spending has to stop. Work has been slow, I quit my second job and I have now dipped into my savings too much. I owe my account! Not good considering I was sitting comfortably before this new venture of making. I do not regret my decisions I just need to grab ahold and take back control of things.
Things can turn wreckless for me in a split second without my ever seeing it coming so it is a priority that I grab it while I can! I will write my goals in my travel notebook so that I am mindful of my targets this month. This way it is with me at all times along with the tools I need to organize things. I have stuck to my tentative schedule and visited with friends every Thursday last month except for yesterday but I am going to see a friend who had a baby when I get off tomorrow so that counts 🙂
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