I have gotten so far off track with just about everything in life this summer. Not having a plan or sticking to my budget (most of it not being able to because of the tutoring center I worked for closing rather unexpectedly) has me totally out of control. Also, my contributor and friend Laurie, who I work in tandem with to stay on track has gotten off her track too, which makes it worse for me. There has been no accountability.
Today, we restart our crazy spreadsheet where we track our daily activities, ALL of them. It includes what we eat, exercise, what we earn, “me” time, and every piece of work we do. If it sounds time consuming, it isn’t bad as long as you fill it out a couple of times throughout the day. Not only have I not filled out the spreadsheet, I quit walking daily. At first it was legitimate. I burned the bottom of my foot pretty badly on a 100 degree day (another long story). After it healed, the whole tutoring fiasco happened and life in general began to spin out of control. It was also then I quit budgeting, because well I had no clue what money I would be bringing in.
Yesterday, I set up a budget. Even though I am not earning what I need to with the new business yet, I know what I need to earn. I am also going to start walking today and since it is September 1st, I will fill out the spreadsheet as well. Simply having a plan in place once again makes me feel so much better. I desperately need some control right now. I will keep you posted on how it is going!