I few nights ago I was out running. It had been a week (or two) since the last time. About ten minutes into the run I was thinking to myself: “Why don’t I do this more often and more importantly, why don’t I keep it up regularly?”
The thing is that sometimes I feel like I am on a roll and everything is going as it should; I write my blog posts on a regular basis, I make my meal plans and stick to them, I do my exercises as I am supposed to and I know exactly what comes in and what goes out moneywise.
Other times it is the total opposite; I have no idea what to write and therefore don’t, I have no idea what to cook, grocery shopping is done a bit here and a bit there, exercise is almost non-existent and I have little to no idea what goes on with our finances.
Benjamin Franklin said many many years ago that “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
I am generally not a person that has to plan everything beforehand but have learned that there is a lot to save if you do. With just a minimal amount of planning we can save both a lot of time and money! The times that I do plan ahead, I feel that I actually get more done, am less stressed and more effective. So maybe Mr. Franklin was on to something here?
So from this week I am starting to plan more, writing the blog post ideas, meals and exercises into my calendar. Not very interesting and not spontaneous at all, but if it will help me, I am willing to give it a try. And if it doesn’t work? No worries, I will have to try another system that will!