Are you tired of problems and irritations cropping up in your life day after day?
In this age of fast food, fast connections and fast friends many of us are trying to find quick fixes in our lives, the easy short cut. We just want the problem solved or to have someone else take care of it for us so that we don’t have to take responsibility and fix our problems ourselves. We want to take a pill or throw some money at the problem.
We don’t know how to have patience and wait. We don’t know how to make a plan and take the steps to make it happen. We want everything now. We want the irritation to go away so we can go on with our mindless lives. Worrying about what someone posted on Facebook or Twitter. Mindless wasting the hours of our days.
Don’t you want more for your life? All of these irritations popping up ruining your mindless day are opportunities. They are the universe knocking on your door and wanting you to pay attention to what’s going on around you.
I have found in my life that as long as I am growing, stretching and challenging myself the daily problems aren’t as big. I don’t know if that is because I have better things to worry about or because the universe doesn’t have to give me problems. I find them all on my own. I figure out how to find the solutions to those problems also.
If you figure out what you are going to do before you are faced with a problem then the problem doesn’t seem as big.
We drive older cars. Why? Because I don’t want to have the monthly expense that a new car brings. I have better things to spend my money on. So with older cars come the problem of occasional repairs. How can you plan for a problem like that? Have a car maintenance fund that you put a little money in every pay period. Ours is about 60.00 a month. That covers tires, registration, oil changes and the occasional repair. So when we have a car problem it’s not a big stress point in our life. We already have the money set aside for the repair.
What else could you pre-plan in your life?
You could have a household emergency fund for things like appliance repairs. You could have a power outage bag that holds everything you need for an unexpected power outage. You could have a daily routine that takes care of many little things before they become big problems. Things like doing the dishes after meals instead of letting them pile up forming a big crusty mess.
Planning to take care of the little things in life while you work on concentrate on the bigger picture will decrease your stress level. It will stop you from looking for the quick fixes in life. Like meal planning instead of eating fast food.
Taking a little time now will pay off and save you from sending a greater amount of time on what once was a little problem.
Stop looking for quick fixes in your life. Stop looking for short cuts. Plan to take care of the little problems before they happen so you can spend your time on the bigger problems or the bigger opportunities that come into your life.