Thursday, April 1, 2010

SMALL VICTORIES...PART ONE



I have found over time that when I REALLY don’t want to do something (or anything), if I can force myself to just do one thing, it will snowball…







As small victories often do, they lend themselves to a sense of accomplishment and a greater self-esteem…

Things that seem daunting to me are often small…

Figuring my bills…
Filling out insurance or Flex paperwork…

OR…

Cleaning the bathroom…



These things seem pretty insignificant when I think about them, but for some reason, at times I can mole hills into mountains…

By, first of all, MAKING A LIST, you set yourself up for success…

By, second of all, CROSSING OFF your to-do list one at a time, you set the cement for success…



It somehow gives a great sense of accomplishment when it is WRITTEN IN INK (instead of just in your mind) and then crossed off!



Coming up with new systems can sometimes take some of the burden away…

Within the last few months…(and after having my credit card number stolen)…I have found a safe way to pay my bills online through my bank…This is so much easier than figuring the bills, going to the bank to withdraw money, going to the store to purchase money orders, filling out all the money orders, addressing and stamping all the envelopes, and then going to the post office box to mail them…

So, even though I still dislike taking any time to do the drudgery of bill paying, I just tell myself that with my new system, it really won’t take much time at all…I just have to get on my computer, type out what I want to pay, and then, when I have finished, I cross that item off, and I’m on to the next!



To be continued…

2 comments:

Emily said...

Such a wonderful post! This is exactly how I've been feeling. With being morning sick and trying to keep the house running while being extremely tired I just haven't had the energy to do anything!

I am now just getting back into reading blogs and catching up. Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Zebu said...

Thank you for popping in, Emily! I feel for you with that morning sickness. Mine was never too bad, but I remember sitting in the recliner eating soda crackers when I was expecting my third. With him, I had all-day sickness. :/ In fact, with him, I had several ailments that I didn’t with my girls. I rib him about them, too! This too will pass, right, and you will be blessed with one more little princess or prince. :0)

I am looking forward to watching conference this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter as well!