I always ask my self how can I find happiness. Is it within me? My family? But something’s missing. It is a habit of mine to check my Instagram first before Facebook. People on IG look so happy than in Facebook because you only focus to a one picture that has been snapped hundred times,the only one that has been chosen mindfully with a very short positive caption. People are more calm,happy,oriented on IG but they are also the same people who have Facebooks. I don’t know. Maybe I’m sad. Travel pics,jobs,shopping,dining out,family time,positive quotations,goals,relationships,hobbies,pets,new furnitures or gadgets. They are all material and not material things that can make a human being happy and delighted. Am I one of them? I just want to look at the window, obsess when is the rain coming, gloomy weather makes me feel sleepy and lazy but somehow relaxed and sometimes my vision is black and white,like an IG filter. What’s going on with me? I’m not optimistic about the future at all. Gotta change my name on my Twitter,FB,IG and WordPress.
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3. Ride sharing app (Uber)
4. DIY’s and Instructional or motivational videos on You Tube
5. Netflix, iflix etc. Enjoy their 1 month free trial subscription it’s up to you of you want to extend and enjoy their services. Free movies , TV series and cartoons for your little ones!
- Instead of the envelope system I use the stick-ons or small note pad color coded and individually labeled. I use a small clip for the cash,paper clips will do.
- If your still living paycheck to paycheck like us; I suggest you to start with food budget first,next the toiletries,cleaning solutions or laundry needs like bleach,detergent powders or baking soda. Cut off your fabric conditioner if it is more expensive than your laundry detergent.
- Separate a small amount for savings or emergency fund.
- Budget for miscellaneous as well
- Always pay your bills on time, if you are going to pay bills there are apps now you can use so won’t be leaving your house and fall in line to payment centers. I pre-load my online wallet and payment app thru a 7-11 Cliqq machine.
- If you have debts or loans make sure to pay even the minimum amount required.
- Be frugal and wise. Some employees have delays and unfair tax deductions like with my husband’s case. Expect the worse,they say.
- It’s time to set a new lifestyle. Don’t spend beyond your means. Financial problems are always there to stay if you can’t control your spending habits.
- Practice a no-spend day. Forget you have cash on your wallet even for a day or two.
- Prep your meals ahead,no eating out or take-outs. Eat healthy it’s more cheap and good for your health like potatoes and bananas. Small steps every day, you will be able make it through the next payday. Lol! 🙂
My precious boys, same DNA different characters, I had Aldo at 34 and Ash at 23. These boys made me a better person, made me do the impossible, I’am ready to face tomorrow because of them. I’am changing to a minimalist lifestyle soon. The journey,the mindset,efforts and struggles will be posted in this blog. I survived tough years with poverty,illness and depression. But every time I see these adorable creatures; life is indeed beautiful and magical.
How to reach the finish line? Aim low or high? Be happy for what you have right now. Always put the positive side of every thing, always remember that things happen for a reason. Break your habit of overthinking or the chance of blood boiling situations. Well if you hate someone there is nothing wrong of cursing or trash talking unless you don’t feel guilty about it. You can speak your mind sometimes. Loving the enemy or a stupid game in life is hipocracy.
Get busy! Be busy! Do tasks that can burn time so you can get your mind off that makes you sad or mad. Always be brave and never give up. Think about tomorrow, change is good unless if it’s something to satisfy you or can fulfill your needs. Think about family, think of good friends who were and are always there no matter what! Don’t push your self too hard to fulfill the bucket list you made or something you promised that you know you were about to break.
Just stay focused. Be responsible for your own happiness. Just set things right and don’t expect too much from other people. Decide, divide your time, love your family and most of all praise God!
I don’t need expensive necklace around my neck. Or a stunning pair of shoes. All I want is to raise the only jewel I have and that is my daughter.
These are the things that me and my baby like to do to have a mommy and little lady time;
1. We smile and laugh a lot. Babies liked to play with their reflection, practice mirroring.
2. I sing to her most of the time. It’s either Hi5 songs or a Winnie the Pooh theme songs. She really liked those shows.
3. We dress up sometimes and brushing her hair.
4. Although she still can’t read nor understand, I read her books. She is attentively listening though.
5. We sometimes listen to contemporary/ pop music to classical. And she loves music so much. I even caught her dancing while watching music videos.
A barrel clock from http://www.clockway.com
The longer I wait the more interesting my life could be. Been betrayed,cheated on or deceived but I have never imagined these such entertainment in my life (I meant that sarcastically) But our spouse must realize the consequence for their actions. I’m proud how I progressed from being depressed to being content and wise.
I realized married men are always bored with their routinary basis life and so as being a mom and a wife (housewife)
I can’t let karma do the entertainment for me,or take it’s toll for them,when you truly love someone you don’t wish them that, instead you work it out with him and be patient and a little space between you and your spouse. So my marriage is like a good wine the longer we stayed inside the barrel the more other people cannot afford to set us apart. Because what we’ve been through for 15 long years will never come to waste. Just like an expensive wine not everyone can afford and you can have a sip or you can taste it. But you can’t buy that entire bottle for yourself so you just can gulp it up. We will not waste time nor money for delusional and selfish people who believed from false hopes and believed phony promises. We should value our marriage,the family and friends that truly cares for us. Because as the old saying from Japan (my husband and I loved this) “Time waits for no one” but a good wine must be kept valuable though. Wedding vows,joy,laughter,hardships,long struggles,husband and wife friendship and love worth keeping!