Back on Track | 78 Days Left

Sunset at my houseWhat’s been happening since we last spoke guys? Have you got your shit together? Ticked everything off your lists and made new ones? I hope so. I mean we all know that we can sit around and wait for change, for the moon and the stars to align with that winning lotto ticket but seriously, the quickest way to effect change is to BE the change.  Man that sounds fruity but I can honestly say since penning my initial 100 Days left post I have given myself an awesome kick-start and made some changes I’m really happy with.
So. In saying that, time to be accountable! What have I been up to?
1. Finances
 – Boy have I stopped spending. Which is awesome as we are in the midst of waiting for that first monthly pay-check after previously being paid weekly. We have also had a couple of big bills come up so a revamp of the finances couldn’t have come at a better time really. I haven’t taken a look at the budget yet, but that is top of my To-Do list.

 – I have opened another savings account and set up an auto payment to start saving for our 2015 winter holiday. Having something to look forward to is nice and very important as an individual and as a family I think.

2. Health
 – I went cold turkey and kicked the chocolate problem into touch. I was pretty surprised that I was able to do it so easily, without any major headaches etc. 10/10 on that one! Alcohol consumption is down a little. Not as much as I’d like but this week has started off well and Dave and I are on a mission to continue!

 – We have always been an active family but maintaining daily exercise is a recognised and agreed upon priority for everyone.  We are all supporting and helping each other find the time for our daily run or walks.

3. House & Home
Things have been cranking at home. We have stopped procrastinating and started doing. This has been helping knock some big projects off as well as totally increasing productivity on just the day to day family level. I’m trying to instil into Dave and Ethan the old trick of looking around as you leave a room to see if there is anything that belongs in the direction in which you’re heading. This would help a lot with keeping things a bit tidier.

4. Blog
Ahhh. Blogging kind of feels like a Bathurst race (or something equally as epic, not lol). I find I build up steam, get a really good run going with some great content, get my writing mojo cranking, peeps are stoked and commenting and sharing and there are butterflies just flying out of the computer screen…………….. And then life gets in the way (and Nixon quits napping, and school holidays are holidaying yadda yadda). And then nothing. So frustrating.  I can’t see this changing really, unless I set aside some serious weekend hours to schedule posts and try to get ahead.  My plan of getting up a bit earlier to blog has given way to exercise which has to be the priority.  So I’m still muddling through.

So that’s that.  It’s so great to see what you’ve all been up to on Twitter and Instagram, making little changes here and there.  Life hacks, we all need them now and then x

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Melissa

I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

3 thoughts on “Back on Track | 78 Days Left”

  1. I feel you on the blogging mojo thing – sometimes it comes much easier than others. I do like that I have my two definite posting days though, so anything on top of that is a bonus. I keep telling myself I'm going to get ahead on posting but then the baby doesn't nap or we have to do urgent errands or I'm absolutely knackered at the end of the day… I feel ya! Mummy blogging can be HARD!

  2. Well done you for getting this far already! Sounds like you are whipping some big goal buts! Lots happening here and it's a bit hard to keep the ducks in a row but lists are our friends and we like having a plan 🙂 Good luck for the week and for mojo's – life is ups and downs, we can all only do what we can do xx

  3. Great work on the finance and health department! I found opening a separate savings account for my goals is a great way to save, especially if you have the automatic payment going out! And going cold turkey on the chocolate is awesome!

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