2018 was a year I was glad to kick to the curb and I was excited and optimistic about 2019. But the black cloud from 2018 is still hovering over me as of February 2019.
I feel like I am hemorrhaging financially with the need of a new garage roof, the furnace acting up, the car not working, a broken water pipe, and a water heater that is 11 years old and not looking too good. I have not even put much money out to fix any of these items yet but I am stressing as to where I am going to find the money to pay for all this stuff in 2019. And really isn’t money one of the biggest stress factors there is – or I should say the lack of money.
How do you stay motivated when life keeps throwing tomatoes at you?
I think the best thing we can do to say motivated is to have a plan. Not only for financial issues but weight loss issues too.
So what can I do? Stressing over financial issues and weight loss issues is nothing new to me. My boyfriend has not worked in over a year due to medical issues so all the financial burden has been on me and will continue to be on me for most of 2019.
I am going to stop letting those tomatoes hit me and start dodging out of the way.
I am going to take one day at a time, instead of stressing over what a new roof is going to cost me in a few months, I am going to concentrated on how to get through today. And I am going to do that by taking deep breaths, exercising regularly, eating correctly and taking time to relax and de-stress daily – through meditation, yoga and just good old fashioned “alone time”.
I will start putting money away from each pay check to help with the financial issues that will be coming up in the next few months. But I will not worry about how I am going to pay for them right now.
I will pray that God will guide me on the right path, put the right people in front of me, and will help me stick to my plan.
I will get through this. I will survive. I will not give up! I will end up being able to pay for everything that needs to be fixed, I will lose weight, and I will get stronger in the process.
I’m going to start picking up those tomatoes and start making spaghetti sauce – who’s with me?