How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Embrace The Future

Today I’m thrilled to be posting an article over on my friend Cait’s blog, Blonde On A Budget. I’m sharing my story about how I’ve managed to get over the proverbial “it” and move on with what I want to accomplish in my life. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know your thoughts!

Me checking out the sunset at my parents' house

Me checking out the sunset at my parents’ house

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8 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to read ๐Ÿ™‚ Heading over now!

  2. Mary says:

    Revisiting, rehashing, whatever term you use, it is common and wastes so much time. It is interesting that you have lessened this due to frugality. I have noticed that I don’t ruminate quite as often lately and had not related it to my move towards being more frugal. Could be…

    • Mrs. Frugalwoods says:

      I have found that there’s a correlation between my frugality and an absence of worry and stress. I also find that having a goal to work towards helps me stay focused on the future. Maybe we’re discovered another hidden side-benefit of frugality ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Greypaws says:

    Unfortunately when I clicky your link, Webroot won’t let me onto the site, says it’s not safe ๐Ÿ™ Maybe you can post the article here at a later date?

  4. Lol, this definitely hits home for me. I’ve got a medium-sized case of OCD, and some of my happiest memories in my life are obsessing over future things. Looking at plans of things I want to buy online, looking at maps of trails I want to go hiking on, etc…

    And I’m fine with that, but with that type of personality also comes as you say, “dwelling” on past things, that really isn’t quite as healthy. Stuff like making that stupid comment in the elevator on the way to work and then replaying the conversation in your head ALL DAY. Yeah, I am in the process of quitting that type of stuff. I don’t know if I will ever be COMPLETELY over it as that’s just who I am, but I am learning to control it.


    • Mrs. Frugalwoods says:

      I can totally relate! Especially to ” looking at maps of trails I want to go hiking on”! I love to plan as well, but you’re right that it can sometimes morph into dwelling. I’m trying hard to focus my energies on the future, but it’s certainly a process :).

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