What didn’t work today and what did? That’s the big question with Charmaine Houck’s 100 Days to a Healthier Me day number two.
It was a weird day for me overall, but I know impulse control issues is where I am going to have a variety of my problems. I spent a bunch of money on Eighth Doctor novels I have been meaning to get. I put a little bit of money on my credit cards, and cannot seem to get Spotify to accept any of my money to re-up my account for the month. I also have spent twenty minutes on the phone trying to get Amazon to realize that I no longer have the card these third party vendors are going to try to charge.
First, I probably should not have bought the books. I got it in my head I wanted them, so I got them. I need to find a way to make it harder for me to do these impulsive things. I want a lot of things in my life and I am a completist. I have all the Eighth Doctor comics, I have the start of all the Eighth Doctor audio dramas, I need some of the Eighth Doctor books. Then, when I went for buying one I ended up buying eight. I need to find a way to temper these ‘needs’, especially when things very soon start to get tighter.
Secondly, I did got to the gym and did my body weight workout. That’s a positive thing. I did not eat healthier however. I planned on bringing my taco tofu crumbles to work to eat with nachos. I forgot them. This lead to me eating tofu wings that although good, are friend and not exactly healthy for you. I think making notes will help me out here. I can probably find a way to remind myself to grab things even when I’m rushing to head out the door. I have food at home and need to be bringing it with me and eating it to make what I eat both larger and healthier.
Thirdly, I get a lot done at Starbucks when I am working there. I sit down and it seems to flow out of me. I have my coffee. I chat a bit with my friends online, but I get things done. It was hardly my best day at Starbucks, but it definitely was more than a little productive. I wrote my blog post. I wrote a second blog post. I read the comic book I wanted to review. I worked on my novel. Starbucks works really well for me in terms of getting things done. That’s a very good thing to know.
My three large takeaways give me a lot to think about and much to work on. It’s a stepping stone forward. I think I need to work harder on keeping my financials on point and micromanage them. Everything I spend needs to be written down like a checkbook. Label things I need as “good” and things I want as “bad” and start taking note. There is a difference. If I have this sight in front of me maybe it’ll help deter me a bit. I need to do more checklists to make me remember things. And work more at Starbucks. Let’s start with this and see where it goes.
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