Day 62~Fingers Crossed

I have 2 people interested in looking at the rooms I have for rent.  They’re coming to have a look at the place tomorrow.  =D  Keep your fingers crossed that they like them and I can rent them out!!  : )

The people coming to look at the rooms want them later than I’d like to rent them.  One person is looking to rent in September.  The other is looking for July.  I would like to rent them out immediately.

I haven’t been online communicating with new people this week, but will do that tomorrow.  Who knows??  Maybe these people would like to pay a little to hold the rooms for them for the next couple of months.  We’ll discuss all of these things tomorrow.

I’ll keep you posted on the money and rental status.

Princess PW

PS–I have noticed over the past few days that by changing my thoughts and feeling like I already have the money, I have an easier time finding money.  I’ve had $240 of unexpected income this week.  I still owe people money, but am feeling well on my way to paying them back!  And, I should be able to also have money for rent, bills, and food.  I haven’t figured it all out yet, but I have strong faith that it will all work.  : )

Day 61~Go to the Library

When I was on facebook the other day, I got a message from a friend suggesting I look at some personal development material.  Of course when I clicked on the link, it took me a website where I could purchase audio books and interviews with experts in their fields.

These kinds of things are totally up my ally.  I like them anyways, but on this particular day; I was feeling a little poor and depressed about it.  I had recognized that I was losing faith in myself, my dreams, and my beliefs.  Despite this, I continued to believe that I would overcome every obstacle; come out unscathed.  But things kept going wrong.  I was being tested.

I decided that I was going to pass the tests.  I was going to overcome this stressful period in my life.  And that professional and spiritual guidance material being offered would come in handy at that exact moment.

The only problem was that I didn’t have the $159 to spend on the personal development material.  I could have found it somehow; but it didn’t fit into my ‘No Spending Money for a Year’ Game.  So, I put ‘Go to the Library’ on my To Do list immediately.

I took my kids to the library and we all had fun picking out books.  They even helped me pick 2 things I wouldn’t normally find.  (I like to try and learn new things, so I pay attention when my kids pick books out for me.)

I was able to find exactly what I needed for this point in my life at the library–for FREE!

Now, don’t get me wrong…I believe in purchasing products and supporting the authors, artists, actors, and other creative individuals that put their heart and souls into their work.  At this point in time, I just didn’t have the money.  Nor would I spend it if I did because I’d be breaking my word to myself and any of my readers.

My kids and I have been enjoying reading our books and have spent a lot of good quality time together.  Reading with my kids beats the TV any day.  I’m glad this website invoked the experience and reminded me how awesome libraries are.  And I’m super-glad that I found exactly what I wanted at the library too.

Princess PW

Day 60~Attracting What??

The ‘No Spending Money for a Year’ Game has really opened up some things for me in my life so far.  It’s given me some powerful insight.  And it’s only been just over 2 months.

What I’ve noticed is that the more I focus on not spending money, the more negative my feelings around money become.  I feel so unbelievably frugal and cheap.  I’ve noticed my vocabulary around money has even begun to shift.  It’s going from a vocabulary of abundance to a vocabulary of scarcity.

According to most of the wealthy and successful people I’ve talked to or read about, “Your reality of money comes from your communication.  The language of money must be abundant.  If you constantly talk about not having enough, this will become your reality.  And you will continue to not have enough.”

On the same token, if you believe and speak of abundance, you will create that in your life.

I haven’t decided quite how to handle this situation yet.  Recognizing it is the first step.  As I discover more, and practice different techniques, I will report my findings here.

I’m getting incredibly tired, so I’m off to bed!  I LOVE SLEEP!!  =D

Princess PW

Day 59~Good Vibrations

Even the most optimistic people run into situations where numerous obstacles must be overcome.  Sometimes those times are short.  Sometimes, they seem to go on and on.  This is one of those times for me.  I’m not going to get into specifics on my weblog.  I will just say that my family has seen better times.

My mother (Bless her for being so awesome) pointed out a few things to me today.  She said exactly what I needed to hear, when I needed to hear it.  She said this:

“Now that you’ve said all that is on your mind, and things may look bleak; stop talking to people about it.  The more you talk about the negative; the more negative you will remain.  And then you’ll just end up bringing upon yourself more of the same.  Focus on what is going right–what you are grateful for.”

Our minds are very powerful.  When we have a negative thought attached to a negative feeling, our mind will work to bring up more negative related thoughts.  The same goes for positive thoughts and feelings.  As we focus on positive thoughts, and feel the good feelings along with them; we attract more of the same.  This is the principle of the Law of Attraction.

Thoughts + Feelings = Vibrational Frequency

The vibrational frequency that we emanate, is the same frequency of the things that we attract into our lives.  Over the past couple of months, I’ve found it increasingly more difficult to stay focused on the positive; and negativity has started to creep in at an increasingly fast pace.

Now that I’ve recognized that this is what’s happening, I can take my thoughts by the reigns and do things to realign my thoughts with feelings that I enjoy.  Good vibrations.  I went to the library today and took out a few books and audio cds on things that I enjoy.  I believe the items I borrowed will help realign my mind with my intentions.  I already feel back on track from listening to only 25 minutes of the first audio.  I can’t wait to listen to more!

Have a great night!

Princess PW

 

Day 58~Put the System In Place

One of the most important principles, relating to time, money, and virtually anything else; comes from asking these questions:  “What is working?”, “What is not working?”, and “What needs to be done to make this work?”

I’ll give you an example of what I put into place today in my laundry room.  It will not only save me lots of time, but it will also save me lots of stress, headaches, and money.

1. What is working?  —-I have a working washer and dryer.

2. What is not working?  —-My dryer door opens the wrong way.  There are no shelves or cupboards for laundry and other materials.  There are clothes, boxes, and other items on the floor.  The room is always messy.  I don’t enjoy doing laundry in here.  There is no room for folding clothes.  There is no place to put them when folded.  The vacuum should be able to fit in the room, but is always in the hallway instead.

3. What needs to be done to make this work?  —–The boxes have to come out.  The washer and dryer are not stackable, but can be pushed closer together to fit the vacuum beside them.  A tall storage shelf with drawers which also pull out to double as laundry baskets, can be put in one corner.  The dryer door can be taken off and put on the other way.  A small rack can be screwed to the wall above the dryer as a place to hang clothes.

It took less than one hour to do this.  I already had all of the materials to make this work.  Now, I have a completely functional laundry room, and a place to store both clean and dirty clothes, my vacuum, laundry supplies, odd socks, recycling, and light duty tools (like screwdrivers).

It’s amazing how easy problems can be solved just by asking those three questions.  It’s also amazing how much time and energy will be saved, just by putting the system into place!

Princess PW

Day 57~Get ReEnergized

Sometimes we get so caught up in what is happening in our lives, we lose sight of our natural selves and what makes us happy.  Something causes us to slow down just long enough to realize that we’re not enjoying our time anymore.  All events seem like chores and each day feels like it just rolls into the next.

If you’re anything like me, you can relate.

A few days ago, I realized that lately, I haven’t been in line with what makes me happy.  I’ve been miserable.  Even angry.  And at first, I couldn’t understand why.

I’ve been working on some goals, and am finally obtaining some of them in my life.  So, why am I suddenly so unhappy?  I asked myself a series of soul-searching questions; only to find out that the only question I needed to ask was, “What things made me feel the most incredible, alive and at peace, when I was a kid?”

I had to relate the question to when I was a child, because if not, my natural tendency would be to find something that I enjoy now as an adult.  It would most likely be something that I can also ‘learn’ from.  It may be a different case for you.  But as adults, we generally tend to choose activities that fit into our ‘adult’ personalities and lifestyles.  We usually overlook the most beneficial and obvious activities that ground us and bring joy back to our lives.

For me, the answer was obvious; once I had the right question.

I had to do 2 things.

1. I had to do some kind of art; even if it was in small form, and something just for me.  I coloured in a colouring book with my kids, and made pictures around their scribbles.  I used LOTS of colours, and added onto their pictures.  This was an incredible release of built up emotions.  Emotions that I couldn’t express any other way because I didn’t know they were there or what they were from.

2. I also had to get outside.  In nature.  I spend way too much time inside.  Some of my favourite things to do are hiking and camping.  These are 2 things I have done only once or twice since I had kids–and I used to do them frequently.  It’s so incredibly grounding and peaceful to be surrounded by nature.  It refuels me and energizes me.  Incredible!

So, yesterday and today, I neglected my work related commitments, to bring myself back in line with me.  I didn’t check email.  I stopped checking the clock all of the time.  I coloured with my kids, went to the frog pond; caught pollywogs and fish (I put them back after); and went hiking.  I also transplanted some flowers and food plants.  And added some homey touches and functionality to my new living space.

It feels so good; physically and mentally!  I feel like I got more accomplished this weekend than ever, although all of the work I had to do is still there.  I’m back to feeling like myself and on top of the world.  My house feels better, and so do I.

Thank goodness for weekends like this one!  This work week will be much more enjoyable and productive than last.  I’m sure of that.  I hope you had a great weekend too!  Until next time…Bye for now!

Princess PW

Day 56~It’s Almost Time for Groceries

Well, I’ve lived here for close to a month now, and still haven’t bought groceries.  Wow.  This is the longest EVER!

I’ve picked up the odd item; like milk and bread.  My boyfriend has brought home a few fresh items on weekends.  But, it’s getting close to time for a whole trip.

Wait a minute.  Hold that thought.

Our cupboards are strangely still almost full.  It really is only a few things we need.  Maybe we should wait a few more weeks and clean out the cupboards a little more.  I’m tired of looking at the same food in the cupboards all the time.  It will be good to eat it up.

On the money front, I don’t have tenants yet anyways.  My bank account is looking sparse.  We’re far from starving (I’m starting to put on the pounds)  Hmmmm… Yeah.  I think we’ll wait another week or two.  : )

However; if I see any MAJOR (it has to be huge) sales on, I’ll hit them up.  We will need more food soon enough, so I might as well.

Have a great night!

Princess PW

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