For what it’s worth, I lied about the title. 😛
So recently I’ve been thinking (A dangerous past time, I know), but I’ve come to a conclusion that I lack a vital skill for education and work. That is, the skill of self-discipline. I am privileged to own many things, have access to internet (even if it is Australia’s ADSL2…), but it is possible that having access to these things is one of the problems causing me to lack the ability to control myself to an extent.
That is, due to having so many things to do, I don’t need to do a certain thing to entertain my brain. I can simply go, ‘huh, I’m no longer interested in this. Why don’t I do that instead. And therein lies the problem. With the ability to avoid something, without the skill of self-discipline, you will avoid it. There’s a mechanism working in the brain that does this, I am fairly sure but this isn’t an essay that requires references (though I may write something along those lines in the future).
So I am going to have to think long and hard about how to train myself to have this skill. I hope you appreciate this post.
It’s been a while, no? Yeah, sorry about my disappearance. It wasn’t on purpose, I swear… (It totally was, my laziness bites again). So, why am I back?
IT’S TIME TO BEAT THE BEAST (The beast being my mindset). I’ve been reading a lot of stuff, listening to a lot of audio-books and just plain old trying to improve. Am looking at doing some online courses and developing some skills as well. However, that isn’t too important right now.
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE
This is a guideline for me to follow, for me to provide content to you! If I miss something, it’s unfortunate, but I’ll attempt to make it up. I’m studying on how to force through laziness and writers block and just a lack of creativity. So, hopefully these lapses will stop happening and my editor will be happy with me (Shout to Planes, who keeps me sane).
THE SCHEDULE Monday - Blog Post Tuesday - IHUWS + Blog Post Wednesday - League of Legends +TV Episode Review Thursday - IHUWS + Blog Post Friday - IHUWS + Blog Post Saturday - IHUWS + Random Game + Movie Review Sunday - League of Legends + Blog Post
As usual, this schedule could change for any number of things. They include, but are not limited to:
- I am lazy
- I have university
- I have work
- I have jury duty
- I haven’t got enough stocked
- HOW DO I WRITE?
- Where is all the good men gone?
- I am sick
- I am very sick
- I am at the doctors
- I am at hospital
- I am dead
- I am dead and have come back as a zombie
- I have been turned into a vampire
- I am frozen in time
- YOU are frozen in time.
Well, I think that’s all of the reasons I can think of. Or, I could think of more, but why would I? It’s much more fun to make you think about the reasons I haven’t posted.
Any questions? Ask away.
Today, I start myself on a new era. Gone are the days of excessive spending and self indulgence. It is time to become a money saving scrooge.
So, the mission? Minimize all expenditure and Maximize earnings. I have splurged too long because I could. I’m reducing the shit tonne of alcohol I consume (See that guys, improving!) I’m budgeting and I am looking into all the things I have postponed. I have been browsing investing, financial independence and AusFinance on reddit for too long, and it is time for me to put my money where my mouth is – Planning for the future, not indulging in the present.
Today, I have looked through what I have been spending monthly on things I barely use.
- Splice Subscription ($7.99 a month) — Removed
- Crunchyroll Premium Subscription ($6.95 a month) — Removed
- Netflix ($17.99 a month) — I can’t remove this, as all my family uses it. I will discuss with them before removing this one.
- Amazon Prime Video ($6.95) — Not removed yet.
- Stipe ($32 a month, split in half with my mate) — Kept? We do enjoy keeping the server up and we are unable to host it ourself with our internet *shrugs* I will discuss it with him.
Okay, so let’s look at this with some maths…
$7.99 + $6.95 + $17.99 + $6.95 + $16 = $55.88 .
$55.88 * 12 = $670
For these five entertainment subscriptions (Music samples, streaming sites + A MC server), I will be spending $670 a year… I dread to look at what I have spent on fast food, Cinema experiences and games in general if this is how I have been spending unconsciously. Now, I don’t think it is necessary to cut everything out, but it is important to cut out a lot. Now, reasonings for the ones which haven’t been discussed.
Splice – There is no need for me to have Music Samples. If I want to make music, I’ll have to do it with what I have myself, not what others can give me. I let the credits build up to almost 2,000 last time. Let’s not do that again and just get rid of it.
Crunchyroll – The benefits I get from the premium subscription do not outweight the costs. I just gotta learn to be patient and there won’t be a problem here.
Prime Video – I was debating, but it’s gotta go.
Which will leave me with my two most expensive subscriptions… Hopefully I can get rid of them too, as if I don’t, they will still be costing me $408 a year. Hey, at least I’m saving $260 from getting rid of the other subscriptions, but still…
Well, this is the beginning of my journey into Min|Maxing my finances 😛 I hope you’ll join me on the way!
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