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Staying Motivated

January 8th, 2007 at 04:05 am

Iíve been reading all the blogs and getting some terrific ideas. I liked Contrary1í$ view on actually DOING things. Iím a great planner but a little weak on the action side. I am hands down the queen of unfinished projects. So, I will make a list (Iím a great list maker too) of all my unfinished projects (okay maybe the top 20); prioritize them and DO something each and every day.

I also need to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I need motivation. Itís hard to really give it all youíve got if life just seems to be work, work, work and watering down shampoo. Iíve decided that my challenge money is going to make a beautiful transformation into my new ďVacation Fund!Ē I havenít had a vacation since 1997. I used to take one every year and it was great. There just hasnít been time or money. Iím not sure where or when this vacation will be but I am positive it will be a great motivator. Also, my twin 15-year-old boys are in the process of getting their learnerís permits. In another year or two Iím willing to bet I will hardly ever see them. I need some quality time with them. The boys and I can discuss the vacation details over dinner tonight. We are cooking our first meal together (chicken piccata).

This week I will:

Work out a debt reduction plan
List and prioritize projects
Work on vacation ideas with sons

7 Responses to “Staying Motivated”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome D.D. Glad you are here.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Sounds like a great plan - welcome aboard!!

  3. busydad Says:

    Do you currently use any tools for planning/budgeting? - best of luck with the vacation fund - make sure you get a high interest one!!

  4. janH Says:

    I, too, have a problem with finishing. Now, I am having a problem getting started....I have started a project book. Hopefully, it will motivate me! Have fun spending time with your boys!

  5. boomeyers Says:

    All work and no play makes mom a dull girl! You plan that vacation and we will cheer you on!

  6. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    Have you considered planning your household budget with your two sons? This method worked wonders with my last three children, ( hadn't occurred to me on first three). No more comments about what other people had or they didn't. Any work they could get-baby sitting, grass cutting, etc., took care of their wants, which lessened greatly. Just an idea.

  7. fern Says:

    While accommodations can be pricey, an otherwise great vacation is Washington DC. Many of the museums, monuments and other attractions are free!

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