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What do you wish you did every day?

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I'm trying to get into some new habits.  This is what I would like to do every day, and why!

Take iron and inhalers (so I can breathe and have energy!)
Stretch (my mood is so much better when I feel loose limbed and in my body)
Read for half an hour (time spent with my Kindle always makes me so happy)
Make a blog post (I miss longer conversations than those that happen on Facebook)
Eat a home-cooked meal (I really feel maxed out on restaurant food)
Check my bank balance (I'm really bad at knowing how much money I have and it makes me so anxious)
Email a family member (there are so many great people I'm related to who aren't on my radar)
Learn something (sometimes I feel like I don't know anything that I didn't know five years ago. I'm sure it's not true, but still)
Get enough sleep (this makes/keeps me sane, but I am so bad at it)
Brush my teeth as soon as I wake up (sometimes I stall on this and start doing something else and then I feel so gross and stuck)

What would your list look like? 

Comments

jsangspar
Apr. 1st, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh man we should write a BOOK about being scared to check our online bankings. I have never had physical difficulty typing anything before.

I am also pretty big on more BLOG POSTS! If this counts as a blog. Technically, it is a journal.
audrawilliams
Apr. 1st, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Journal, sure! I would like to post every day. It's hard, though, when I feel bottled up.

Do you want to make a pact to check our bank balances every day??
jsangspar
Apr. 1st, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
NO what is wrong with you that is so hard to do!

No seriously I am in a pretty good place, financially, now. That is a highly relative statement to make. But I have not known The Money Dreads (good name for a reggae band) for a couple of years now - at least not like they used to be. Now I am worried about being able to fly to another country and drink my face off, instead of being worried about getting beat up by the person who owns my apartment. I mean like I sort of accidentally just spent my grocery budget on Nintendo games, but whatever, I have so much macaroni it doesn't matter and is a worthy sacrifice. Also: I love macaroni.

I guess it's okay to not feel like writing! I mostly just dump whatever stupid crap is running through my head in here, obviously, so that's always an option. I feel sad that LJ has slown to a crawl recently though. You should start AuNoWriYe (AUDRA NOVEL WRITING YEAR) or something!
audrawilliams
Apr. 1st, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
OH Mark. I love you. Let's open a pep talk business together. You, me, and Heather Harkins.
palegreenthings
Apr. 2nd, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Dude, this is why I think you should be a life coach.

That and the way you can go from "hey we might want to come visit you!" to "WHAT IS YOUR LIFE PLAN" in about three IM's.

I mean this as a positive statement!
rockanneroll
Apr. 3rd, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Oh, make it happen. You and Mark are two of the best pep talk-y people I know. True Fact.
keyframe
Apr. 3rd, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! I fear that I would burn out and start barking, "Stop worrying! Just walk it off!" into the phone when people call.
kira_lynn
Apr. 4th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
ha that's hilarious!
sourdick
Apr. 1st, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
I started doing exactly this back in July.

By the very act of reviewing my finances daily, I found a little bit of extra money, almost every few days. I would cringe seeing the 9 bucks I was paying for the fancy hot gourmet sandwich every day, so I stopped buying it 4 days of the week. Instead I starting putting 4.50 every day into a separate savings account with ING, and the other 4.50 against my VISA debt.

The small 3KG bags of dog food I was buying were 17 bucks each, almost every week; but the 10K bags were 46 bucks. I have the storage place, so thats another 5 or 6 bucks that went back to VISA.

My monthly interest charge went from around 40 bucks down to about 4 bucks. I should reach zero by the end of this month or early May. That 40 dollars that was just going to the bank uselessly is now going to me.

Just by taking 3 or 4 minutes a day! And I feel a lot less anxious knowing Im working on a saving up 3 months of income in a separate untouchable account, AND another account (God Bless ING) for bad months (1000$ just there for when the tire blows out, or a branch flies through the window, or any of those "THINGS" that happen in life end up happening)



Its really worth while!
metawidget
Apr. 2nd, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
ING's free savings accounts are definitely kind of awesome for putting money into buckets that are just separate enough to actually stay untouched. They could probably pay zero interest, and they'd still improve the financial situation of hundreds of thousands of people just due to making it easier for people to set up those little financial firewalls.
audrawilliams
Apr. 4th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
This is all amazing, thank you!!!

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