Something I’ve been trying to do more is cooking in advance. What I mean by that is cooking one or two days a week for the full weeks menu. I’ve found a great way to do this is buying from the big, bulk stores (Costco, Sams, etc.). I noticed that when I did not have these items in my freezer, I was going to the store almost daily and this was costing a fortune. Usually due to the fact that I would purchase more than I planned. Having a bag of frozen chicken and fish as well as a big bag of frozen organic veggies gives me options. And by getting a little creative, you can come up with some great meals! With the cooked chicken, for example, I can make chicken soup, stir fry, chicken lettuce wraps or perhaps a chicken with rosemary and mushroom glaze. Having the food already cooked not only is saving me money, it’s also saving time. By not having to make so many trips to the store and cook five nights a week, my life is a little less stressful.
I have been a big believer of our thoughts creating our reality and The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale explores exactly that. This is one of those books that I have read that all pretty much say the same thing, which leads me to believe them as I have been seeing these things work in my life.
If you are interested in finding out a little more about this “Secret”, you can download the PDF for free here. I would suggest as you read this that you try hard to eliminate the skeptic thoughts and give it a shot. This is not something that tells you to just think about money in your account and next thing you know, you have an abundance of cash in your checking account. It does tell you that what you think about most is what your life becomes and that you are exactly where you are in life because of your thoughts. And that’s because thoughts trigger beliefs, which trigger actions, which triggers results. You know who thinks about money more than rich people? Poor people. If you constantly think you can never get out of your current situation, you’re probably right. So why not think about getting out of that situation and what it would be like? Once you truly feel and have faith in those thoughts, you will begin to notice things that will help you achieve your goals and you will start working towards those goals.