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My progress seems so slow...

February 10th, 2013 at 09:34 am

There are times when I feel like I am standing still - like this weekend! No money to push to debt, no money to save - just a stalemate...

The mundane tasks that have be done just seem like chores and everything takes so much longer. I feel like I sound tonight - tired!!!!

So now that I have had my moan, it's time to look for the good things: Smile
- I finished 2 assignments yesterday and submitted them (2 weeks early)
- still haven't bought takeout since I got back here Smile
- am more aware of what I am and am not spending - had really let things slip and slide (guess that is why my debt is taking so long to go away)
- feeling more focused than I have for a long while

Tried to capture my budget tonight and realised that I had left the information in my locker at work - so that will be done tomorrow evening - I promise!

Spent last evening trawling through the blogs again and the time just disappeared - before I knew it, it was midnight and I felt too tired to do my own entry soooo.... tonight I started the other way around Smile

I was reading my own entries from way back and it is so interesting to see how much more time I had when I was working from home. Amazing how travel time takes up chunks of the day, not being able to juggle the home chores and errands have to be carefully planned.

But the advantages of being employed far outweigh that freedom - I love my job as a registered nurse, the hours I work are fabulous and the benefits (even after 4 years I can't believe the company gives us so much extra)!.

Up until the end of last year, I was able to work overtime - that meant an extra $200 a month but with studying I decided that would have to be put on hold. The benefits of the extra qualification will make up for the overtime pay in the long run. (Well that's what I keep telling myself).

Okay well that's it for today... see you tomorrow...

6 Responses to “My progress seems so slow...”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Slow and steady wins the race! You're doing a great job...

  2. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    remember how do u eat an elephant...one bite at a time. U will get there so u can live like noone else Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    A stalemate is far better than dropping back. Sometimes you just need to get level footing to push forward...you can do it!

  4. snafu Says:

    It sounds boring when we put it into words but the trick to it all is planning. Since you're smart enough to have a goal, you're already working out how to manage your time to get you there.

    I suggest picking one chore a day to tackle in short 20 minute segments. It's not instant but after 21 days it becomes a habit and becomes automatic. In our home at 10:00 PM each night we ETE [eliminate the evidence]. Set a timer for 20 minutes and everyone dashes through, putting stuff away, dishes to DW, paper & magazines to recycle, throws folded, pillows plumped, items put away, flat surfaces cleared.

    Makes mornings go so well

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    I hear you - I think we have all felt the same way at one point or another.

  6. freeme journey Says:

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement - I love the ETE Smile

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