|Princess Laya....was that you that pooped|
on my patio? .......cluck....What poop?
Do you have any money regrets? I do, the list is depressingly endless.
The good thing about leaning into a more frugal, self reliant and simpler life is that I am not adding to that list of regrets very much. Yes, I still make the odd stupid purchase now and then, but by and large I've learned my lesson the hard way.
We cannot change the past, but we can draw a line in the sand and intend (it is all about intention) to no longer act in ways that cause inner regret. Regret is a heavy burden - let's not go there anymore....ya'll with me on this?
|That poop there right next to your foot|
gurl!.......cluck, cluck....I lay you eggs
every fool day and you go on asking
me about poop?! I don't see any
poop - what you on about boy?!
Some positive ways to evaporate regret:
Be Future Focused
We simply cannot move into the future if we are all hung up on the past. We need to mindfully sit down and think up or dream up our future. It needs to be specific, measurable, attainable and have a date of achievement....without all these elements it is just day dreaming. Write these elements down clearly and succinctly and look at them 3 x daily, 7 x days a week. Every night before we go to bed, we ask ourselves "What have I done today to move me toward my future life?" If we have not done anything, then stay up till we have.
|Garlic drying out|
Calculate Your Future Personal Earning Capacity
Do you know how much you are worth as an income-generating asset to your family? Here is how to do the math. Take your average annual salary x the number of years you intend to work in the future = the monetary figure you are worth as an asset to your family.
e.g. 40 year old earning $50,000 per annum x 20 years left of work = $1000,000.00. Using this realistic yet fictitious example, this person is monetarily worth a million dollars to their family in earning potential. How are you going to best use that million dollars?
|My pot plant watering can|
Make A Detailed Sketch Of Your Future Life
We are all so good at ledgers and spreadsheets, but how about getting a big sheet of unlined paper, a packet of coloured crayons and sketch out the details of our future lives. It does not matter if our drawing skills are hopeless.....this activity triggers the childlike creativity in the brain and makes us communicate the future to ourselves in a different creative medium. As serious as this activity is, it is also great fun to do.
|Home made vinegar|
Take care folks and stay nice out there.