Day 9: Must Do; Money, POM, Continue on…

Screenshot 2015-03-17 10.32.39What can I do when most of my day is filled with stuff I just have to do? I work long hours on Tuesday. Cleaning, cooking, shopping, meetings… you know the drill.

I did light weight lifting, stretching, and … a little yoga (yes yoga) this morning.

I did my best to focus on the present. Mindfulness. If I have lots to do, I will be in the moment. I refused to be a robot and miss this day.

I also must add that I am currently reading a book called, “Awareness“. My mom recommended it. So far it is… interesting. I am about 50 pages in and will reserve judgement until I finish. The text at the top is from the first paragraph of the book.

I got a small break in between classes today.   I took some time to look at my finances and build a better plan. I feel confident this plan will improve my state of mind and perpetuate a more peaceful relationship with money. The trick for me is to automate everything. I automated a lot. I have automated emergency savings, investments, bills, and weekly costs-of-living money. Having two daughters, alone, in a country as expensive as Norway, is not easy on the pocketbook. Now, every week I will know what I can use and won’t see the other stuff. I got the idea from here.   I will keep you updated on how it is working out.

I also contacted a lawyer and am now in the process of making a will to make sure, if anything  terrible should happen, that my children will be taken care of. That’s a big one that I have avoided for some time. Who wants to think about those things? I want peace of mind.

I can say, after 9 days, I am seeing the habits forming. I am becoming a better person. I am more at peace.  Sleeping, eating, and exercising are improving. Reflection and mindfulness are becoming parts of my daily life. Planning a little for a less stressful future will breed peace within.

Mindfulness. Assessing my economy. Safety for my children.  Eating well. Light training. Living now. I was here today. 

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