Monday, May 3, 2010

Closing Circles - Getting Rid of Energy Suckers

Have you ever thought of those little jobs that you have put off over and over again, some of which come and bite you on the butt?

I like to call these little items in my "to hard basket" energy suckers. Why, well, in reality because we think about them, even from time to time, we are actually putting our energy to them yet doing nothing about them.

It could be anything from getting the car looked at because it keeps making a funny noise, to getting a new umbrella

So how can these events turn around and bite us on the butt? Well, if I don't do something about the car it will probably get worse, and if I don't get a new umbrella I'm liable to end up getting caught out in the rain.

These are minor examples, however, I sure you have come across these things where you later say to yourself, dangit, I knew I should have done that ages ago.

I have many, many of these little energy suckers hanging around in my head that when trigged cause me to worry or feel anxiety. Such wasted energy when you don't do something to

So I have a note book that I carry around with me. You never know what could trigger one of these episodes, and each time something comes up I write it down and put it on my to-do list for the next day and I make it a priority.

Overall I have around 6 energy suckers that I have listed, some easy and no problem, some a little harder and more time consuming. However, I am making a concious effort to really take some steps towards getting these off my to-do list.

Here's a list of some of the things I need to get done:

Get rid of the clutter in our house - I should have done this a couple of months ago but put it off. Now I have to do it because in 2 weeks I will have my sister and her husband moving in for a few months. This is definitely one of those ones that has turned around and bit me on the butt.

Get my credit report - I've done this a couple of times, and on a couple of occasions I have found a issue where I had a mark against my name yet it shouldn't have been there. This of course hindered my credit report but I was able to clear it up after one phone call and had the mark removed. This issue had been there for 2yrs. The initial reason I got a report was because I was refused a credit card.

Go to the dentist - You all know how expensive going to the dentist is. Consultations alone are an arm and a leg. Yet, I left this way to long and now I am going to be in for some major pain both physically and in my back, front and side pockets.

So those are just a couple of examples that I have been able to start making progress on. I have a dental appointment this week. I have my brother in law coming around to check my car and give me a guesstimate about what's wrong and how much it will cost (he's a qualified mechanic). This will give me an idea of how much I will need to put away for the work and how long it may take me.

I am awaiting my credit report to come in the mail this week.

Knowing that all these things are in the process of being sorted out seems to lift some weight off my shoulders and means that there are 3 less things I have to worry about. YAY lol.

I suggest that you take a notebook around with you and every time you hear yourself say the words "I really should" or "I need to" then put it in your note book and get it done. Especially if it could end badly if you don't.

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