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Bumbling Around

February 10th, 2014 at 07:40 am

I seem to be bumbling around lately. I'm not focused! Ack. I have plenty of goals and things I want to accomplish, but I'm not giving any of them my full attention and as a result I'm not getting anywhere. This isn't about finances really. I have so much of that on auto pilot and I have been working with it for so long it really is a non issue.

I want to be eating better, exercising more, writing more blog posts on my other blog, establishing some sort of side income stream, making time for hobbies and the list goes on. I mention this because I'm not sure how my blog posts are coming across out there in internet land. I read other blogs online and it seems they are so organized with their posts and writing. I want to be them! But instead I'm me, which I'm fine with. I just want to improve. A little a time, right?

So behind the scenes, I'm going to be taking some time to think about my non financial goals without the advice of the internet. This means I have to turn this darn computer off and think for myself!! Ack. I have already come to the realization that I need to plan the time to work on these goals. For working out, I need to get back on schedule getting to the gym. Make it a routine again. Other goals can be similar. A routine for writing. A routine for meal planning and learning about healthy foods. I think setting time aside to be focused on these goals will be key.

My goal this week is to make a list of my goals. I may have to narrow them down or at least prioritize them. I will list first steps I can accomplish in the beginning to feel as though I'm making progress. After that is done, I will eventually make a schedule for how I can fit those goals into my life. I may not work on each goal everyday, some might be once a week or less.

It is so easy to look around on the internet and see what seems like perfection. Someone decorating each room of their home in the latest fashionable colors. Someone paying off all their debt super fast. It is easy to get down in the dumps and feel like we aren't doing as well. I figure it is time to stop looking at them and focus...FOCUS on me. I don't plan to blog much more about my other goals as I think that will take away from the focus.

As you can tell from my blog I have most of our financial life under control. And that feels good. I need to apply similar practices to my other goals so I'm not bumbling around with them next year at this time.

How do you keep yourself focused on goals? Are you bumbling around too? Any tips for staying focused when you have multiple goals?

I was focused enough this morning to write another post on Our Money Blog about slush funds, since the topic came up around here recently. Thanks hopping over there to check it out!

5 Responses to “Bumbling Around”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    I enjoyed reading both of your blog posts today Smile The only advice I can think of is small steps, take one thing at a time. I'm sure others will have more helpful advice.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Agreed with everything SG said. Big Grin I can only focus on one thing at a time, personally. Establish one good habit and goal, and then move on to the next. You know, Rome wasn't built in a day, and life would be boring if we had it ALL figured out already. Big Grin

  3. just a thought Says:

    I really enjoy reading your posts, too -- I'm just not much of a commenter. One thought -- when I read comments on other PF blogs like "The Simple Dollar," I'll often click on the link of a commenter who I think has made a good point. Sometimes I find good blogs to read that way. Maybe you could try commenting on some of those types of blogs? Not comments "selling" your blog but comments that add to the discussion that's happening?

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    @just a thought, thanks for that idea. I have seen that done!

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    You come across to me as very put together in all aspects. Big Grin
    I agree.. one thing at a time. And making a list always helps me.

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