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

100 Days Left. Thanks.

100 Days LeftWow, you guys were really feeling that post!  It was so awesome to read your comments on here, IG and FB – I hope ya’ll read ya’lls comments as well as there have been some beauties.  Basically, it seems, we are not alone in our suckiness and the consensus is that it’s GAME ON for the remainder of 2014!

For me, the ritual of actually writing the post, mulling it over, then tapping it into life here on the blog, solidified my discontent, made it a ‘thing’ and gave me the impetus to make some changes.  That’s the beauty of writing in any form, gathering your thoughts enough to craft them into words kinda acts like a sieve for your brain.  Admittedly my sieve has some holes in it, but when I can sort the important stuff from the garbled storm of the century, usually some good will come from it.

Yesterday was awesome.  I powered through so many things (except the handwashing, that’s still shooting daggers at me from the laundry);

  • I planted one vege garden ? – On Dave’s to-do list is building the new one
  • I opened our Holiday savings account ?
  • I delivered our rugby teams last coaches gift ?
  • I mowed the lawns ?
  • I exercised ?
  • I cooked a kick ass dinner ? (homemade fish fritters – 1.5 kg of hoki @ $9.95kg fed four for 2 dinners this week!)
  • I replied to ALL emails rather than looking at my inbox as it’s very own to-do list ?
  • I installed a new app to help me keep track (thanks Tara for the suggestion!) ?
  • I didn’t have any wine – Mon, Tues, Wed all AF ?
  • I didn’t buy anything ?

I’m going to use the hashtag #100daysleft on Instagram to share my progress in making ALL of my days count, so join in if you want, I’d love to see you rockin’ out the rest of the year x