STOP doing these 7 Things Right Now and Why
STOP doing these 7 Things right now to save time, money and stress.
- STOP buying things in bulk
- STOP shopping
- STOP worrying about what you can’t change
- STOP eating out
- STOP questioning your decisions
- STOP procrastinating
- STOP comparing yourself to others
Why should you STOP? This is my two cents about the list I created. While this list is my personal opinion, it is also based on issues that I have witnessed families and businesses struggle with for over the last 10+ years.
WHY you should STOP!
- Buying in bulk does not mean that you are saving any money.
Do the math! How much are you paying for each roll of toilet paper or paper towel? It could easily be more cost effective to shop in a regular grocery store for these items.
And, if you don’t have any place to store the items that you just bought all of this extra stuff and now it will be creating clutter until it is used up!
Buy in bulk when you know that you will be able to use it within a timeline that doesn’t exceed the expiration date.
- STOP shopping! Having more clothes, more shoes, more office supplies, more of anything does not make you a better person. It doesn’t define who you are. Shopping satisfies a need that should be met in other ways. Maybe instead of shopping (especially online) you can go for a walk or declutter an area in your home. Shop when you need to but Not because you are bored. Shop for what you need, when you need it. You will save money and keep clutter at bay.
- STOP worrying about what you cannot change. So much of our day is spent worrying about situations or events that are out of our control. There are certain situations and events that are going to happen and even though we may not agree with decisions or processes, it doesn’t mean that we have to let it define our day. Making the decision to move on with what you need to do that day is the best way to keep yourself on track, focused and moving forward.
- Eating out costs a LOT of money! There are 3 of us and we can’t eat out for anything less than $25 if it is fast food or $50 for a sit-down meal.
What else can I do with $50? A LOT! That is 2 tanks of gas for my car (yes, I have a small car). That would pay for my cell phone bill OR buy several days of groceries. We used to eat out several times a week when my husband was still working a full-time job. We enjoyed it and we do miss it a little bit. We now eat out 1 time a month – and it is a very special dinner. We make the most of that time together and enjoy it so much more. (And honestly, we are eating healthier when we make the meals at home).
- STOP questioning your decisions. When you decide to do (or not to do) something, go with your gut! Make the decision and act. We tend to get so caught up in the idea of making a decision that we never make a decision because everyone else may have a different idea of what our decision should be! Do your research, make a decision and move forward. You know what is best for you.
- STOP procrastinating! We can find a million reasons to NOT do something that we need to get done. We may not feel like doing it right now, we may be scared to do it right now or we may just not enjoy doing it at all. Whatever the reason, don’t allow excuses to get in your way. Do it Anyway and Do it Now! Pay that bill, organize that space, make a decision or phone call, clear out that storage unit – take action. The alternative only causes stress and anxiety which is not necessary or healthy.
- STOP comparing yourself to others life, home, space, cars or whatever. In order to live your best life, stop thinking that more is better! More is NOT better. A bigger home also means that there is a bigger mortgage, more to clean and more to care for. More is not better and does not make us a better person or make us happier. Living a life that is simple with less “stuff” give us so much more time to spend with family and friends.
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