I set some goals for myself for the upcoming years. Important goals. And, while I am filled with fervor to accomplish these goals now, I know exactly what is going to happen. It may have already happened by the time you read this. I am going to stop caring! Oh, it will start small. One day I will say, “It doesn’t really matter that I skip exercising this one time.” Or “It’s only $5. $5 won’t break the budget.” Then things will start sliding out of control. At some point I will get to “It’s hopeless”.
In an effort to keep myself from the slippery slope of negative thinking, I made an inspiration board to put on my monitor. This is a really nice place to put reminders since I sit at my computer to work so much. And that’s also where I am when I start getting sad over all of the wonderful and exciting ways to spend money. Money I don’t have.
Here is my board:
I put the two really big goals I have that I seem to fail at regularly at each side with progress bars. At the bottom of the board in black are negative thoughts or actions that I fall prey to. The grey circles are the consequences of those thoughts. The white circles are positive thoughts or actions with the pink circles being the consequences. So, when I think “It’s just this once” I can look at my picture and see the consequence of that negative thought. I can also look up and see the positive things I could be thinking and what would happen if I did.
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