Just become better! It’s… easy

Hi guys,

In today’s post, I would like to focus on getting better. Not getting better than this guy who seems to have it all but better than you and just you yesterday. Changing anything in life requires us to get some skill or set of skills, sometimes a different attitude or different priorities. What is sure, if we want to see change around us, the only thing we are changing is ourselves.

Let me give you some examples. If you want to have a clean home, you need to change your habits or maybe learn how to clean (I know it is hard to believe, but there aren’t any magic gnomes who wash dishes after you or do your laundry). If you need more money, you need to learn new skills to be able to earn more or you need to learn how to spend more wisely. And if you look at any change you want to make in your life, it requires you to adjust one or the other way.

. So how to make any change easier? Just become better! It seems simple, while in reality changing yourself is the hardest part of it all. Throughout our lives, we’ve developed a lot of habits that make our life easy. We’ve created our routines, so a lot of times we are not even aware of the things we do. If we want to change anything, first we need to gain awareness of what are we doing now. Let’s take for example saving money. I think most of us would like to do it, but there is always not enough to put aside. So the first thing would be to realise where is our money coming from and how much each month are we getting. Where do we spend our money, which of our spending is a necessity and which isn’t and so on. Maybe we are not earning enough? So how to change it? Shall we get another job, start a side hustle or downsize our home? When we realise what the problem is and what options we have to resolve it, then we can try and decide which option is the best and what shall we focus on the most.

You could ask how do I know, that this is what we should do? I have no idea, but I am sharing my thoughts here and gaining awareness about myself is what I am trying to do now. As I will keep changing myself, I will share my results with you. It might work, might not. But I will never know till I’ll try.

And that’s all I wanted to share in today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading and if you want to try anything I’ve written about, let me know in the comment. If you already using this technique, let me know if it works for you. And if you disagree, I will be happy to read your opinion. In the end, we are all here to learn.

But for now, I wish you a good day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Have at least 1 hour of ‘working for your future’ every day

Hi guys,

Today I would procceed to explain my 2020 resolutions. As you’ve already seen by the title, I am going to handle in this post having a 1 hour of work for the future. But before I’ll explain why I’ve decided to have this resolution, I’ll try to explain you what I actually mean by working for the future.

As I mentioned in my very old posts, my my goal is to have a passive income, which will allow me not to have to work any more. I don’t intend to stop working in the closest future, but I just want to have this possibility if I want.

To create a passive income, you could have to ways: you can invest money, which is not an option for me (at least not at this point of my life) or invest time for working on such projects, which will keep bringing you money afterwards, without you spending time on them any more. As I am going for this second option, I work on certain projects, which I call projects for the future.

So why I made it as a 2020 resolution? Answer is simple: because I started working on some projects in 2019, but I haven’t been consistent. There were days (before my son was born) when I’ve spent 8 or even 10 hours in one day working on it, but after it has been left for months and months. This way of handling it was a huge time wasting. When I returned to work after very long break, I had to spend at least 1 hour to figure out what have I done so far, go through all my notes I’ve made on the way. Spending just an hour every day, will not allow me to forget about my progress, so although I work just 1 hour a day, it is a very productive hour (it depends on the fact, whether my son sleeps for the whole hour, but any way, my son will be priority no matter what).

Also, having to be focused just for 1 hour doesn’t seem as hard, as if I were to schedule 5 hour in one day a week. And any way, if I can work longer, there is no problem with that either. 1 hour is just minimum of the effort I intend to make during 2020.

That’s it for today’s post. Please keep your fingers crossed that I will actually manage to make this resolution happen. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria