The remote control batteries for the TV in my bedroom had gone bad and for about a month, I would change the channel by the side.
Quite laborious , because I needed to get up and switch it on and off, etc. I kept moaning each time I did that and would tell my help, you need to help me get a battery for this TV remote.
Yesternight, after spending so much time trying to keep the channel on where the cable tv airs from and it wasn't changing , I sauntered out of the house in anger to get the batteries. Guess what, Our mai-guard ( Security guard), who sells stuffs right by the gate had the batteries at the most ridiculously cheap amount ever. I bought a couple, inserted them into the remote and pronto, it started working.
I had spent the last 4 weeks moaning and complaining and stressing over what I could have corrected in 4 seconds.
- I never paid proper attention to it
-It didn't occur I was stressing myself unnecessarily
-It was such a small issue left unattended to and had become an emotional stressor for me.
-Hubby wasn't around, so no "accountability partner" was available to encourage me to do the right and simple thing.
For some of us, all we need do is to change the batteries of the remote control of our financial lives.
Simple things; simple decisions and commitments.
-Pack your lunch to work and stop buying N2,000 food daily.
-Draw up a list of what you need to spend money on before spending
-Put your books in shape/outsource if need be.
-Be deliberately accountable to someone
Sisters, nothing changes by you moaning and wishing for something to change without you taking a step, no matter how small.
I beat myself on the head yesternight and wondered how I allowed myself to be worked up over what N100 could have solved a long time ago. #shakingmyhead.
Enjoy your day ahead.
Sola Smart-Steward Adesakin
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