This week was a challenge, financially for me. Trying to bring a lunch every day is hard! You know what makes it even harder? Trying to put a lunch together at 7:28am, somewhere between gagging down morning sickness and trying to get out the door. For some reason, there is a barrier to improvement, and I am learning that
our relationship with money is intimately interwoven though our relationship with time…
when we act like we have unlimited amounts of either, chaos ensues.
So, lunch-wise, the week wasn’t a great success. Starbucks-wise, i’m sticking to the once a week plan, but lunch – what am I going to do about lunch? I always end up rushing out the door, with half a slice of partially-eaten toast in one hand, my cell phone in the other, thinking, “tomorrow – i’ll start tomorrow”, And every day I end up back at Tim Horton’s ordering soup and a bagel. (let’s be honest, neither the soup, nor the bagel are anything to get super-excited about). I need to carve out that time the night before to put a lunch together, create a routine, prioritize that. What has stopped me up until now is a packed schedule of evenings out… a non-stop wheel of after 5pm entertainment that has been non-stop since I was, well, about 3 years old. My mum always said that I never liked to sit still – I schedule myself to the limit, and don’t allow myself time to focus on things like taking care of our home, or making lunches. That seems “boring”, I suppose – or like something we can always find time to do later, but later never comes, and I end up back at Tim Horton’s, eating really thick soup.
The theory I am evolving is that when I create a schedule with balance, that prioritizes the values that are important to me, if being fiscally responsible is truly important to me, it will naturally follow. But if I don’t plan for it, it won’t happen naturally. As I mentioned earlier, we need a routine.
So I will try again this week: lunches brought to work from home. We can do this. I’m definitely open to any tips, ideas, fun lunch recipes, anything that you think might help – thanks in advance!