100 Days Healthier Me – Day Five

Today, Mrs. Houck wants me to check in with myself. I feel like instead of checking in, I need to just check myself as a whole.

I have mentioned before my spending problem. I like to have things, specifically books and comic books. Today, I got a copy of The Eight Doctors by Terrence Dicks. It’s the first novel in a line of Eighth Doctor Adventures that started in 1996 after the Doctor Who Enemy Within movie.

This made me want more. I really want to pick up the other novels in the series so that I have the entire selection. It makes me want to go to Big Finish.com and buy more audio dramas to listen to them. I want to be running with the Doctor. This is where I need to check myself.

Next Sunday, I have a therapy session which will cost me money. Friday is the start of December which meansI need to start buying my January rent. I have credit cards to pay off and bills to worry about. I have so much that needs to spend money on that checking myself is very much needed.

It is also hard because I have money from my tips last night sitting in my bank account staring at me and telling me to buy things. I need to learn to check myself and tell myself “No”.

I have books scattered across a messy floor in my room. I have audio dramas on my phone that I can listen to. I need to start completing things BEFORE I get more things. And being patient is definitely not my strong suit.

So, how do I do it? How do I check myself? How do I find patience?

If I knew the answers to these questions, I would probably be a much happier man. This blog helps a little. It means I have a constant reminder and have to constantly check-in. Finances are obviously a big part of being a superhero. Bruce Wayne is a millionaire. Lois and Clark can afford an apartment in the city. Jean Grey has a roommate in the Village. They all pay for these things. They all have their. Nice clothes and nice things. I want that too, but it takes time, effort, and patience.

I will start by just trying to not spend the money in my account. I really want to go see A Clockwork Orange on Broadway, but unless I make a killing today at the bar, I do not really have the money for it. It will all come back around. It will all work out. I just need to check myself and make things work in the long term instead of the short term. I need to look to the future instead of gratification now. It’s so hard, but I have to do it. My future depends on it, and that future me is awesome. That future me makes all this worth it.

That future me is a superhero.

If you want to see more of the Advocate of Adventure’s healthy living ideas, her book, or just check her out. You can find out more here at the Advocate of Adventure.

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