Covid-19 hit my family really hard. Both my husband and I were deemed essential workers. But there was a shortage on every bit of cleaner and PPE on the planet. I had to take to online ordering to buy good masks, and gloves and cleaner. Only the organic meat was in the stores, and there was a limit on it. Our expenses went through the roof when we were already struggling. Even with no one getting sick, the financial burden was huge.
I'm letting you in on this because I know I'm not the only one struggling.
We ended up doing a lot of sacrificing, and cashing in to get out of that spot. But like clockwork, when I start to see bills...I get scared. Because I know that feeling of panic that comes from wondering if we are going to need to pay for an unexpected expense.
I have been working a lot with my tarot cards, and my intuition. Today my cards told me to suck it up and get to work, and quit whining.
My deck is hella sarcastic.
I stopped my morning pages practice and opened up my laptop and dug in. I didn't give my over-analyzing brain a chance to panic, I just got started.
I feel a million pounds lighter knowing it's done.
I know I have talked about this phrase "Eat That Frog" before. It comes from one of the few self-help books that stuck with me after I read it. Mainly because the whole book can be knocked down to one idea.
Do the hard/scary shit first.
Literally. That's the main takeaway. You can still read the book. I don't remember anything beyond the main point, but you can grab the ebook on Amazon still.
If you read the book or not, it's still great advice. Today, my frog was my bills. I had been putting them off for almost two weeks, and today I just grabbed my fork and knife (in the form of my bill bullet journal and pen), and chowed down (by actually going through and paying my bills).
Sometimes it's good to remember the advice you've preached to others. Today I took my own advice and ate my frog. What frog do you need to chow down on today?