Guest post by Brenda from Recovered Identity
With the power of the internet comes the power of access and awareness. Everyday, we encounter pictorial ideas, free downloads, and printable coupons. We know the ins and outs of other people’s schedules, opinions, and habits.
But with this power comes extreme pressure… the pressure to implement every idea, download every free book, and print every coupon. We feel pressured to make our daily routines and habits reflect those that we read of online. All this doing and doing expends so much of our budgeted time, energy, and money that we’re left feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.
Getting a grasp of who we truly are protects our budgets. It allows us to say “no” to the things that don’t jive with who we are. But more importantly, it allows us to pour ourselves and our resources into those thing that are an extension of ourselves.
Five Ways to Save By Just Being You
1. Cut down on the repinning. Pinterest is inspiration overload. Go for high quality ideas that reflect you, not high quantity. You’ll be inspired to be yourself, not someone else.
2. Be choosey in your downloads. Will you really use every cleaning schedule posted on the internet? Will you truly use every preschool pack out there?
3. Stop comparing your life to the life of big-time bloggers. They’re not you. And unlike popular opinion, they do not “do it all”.
4. Don’t be afraid to let a good deal pass you by. Save your resources for the ones that fit your lifestyle.
5. Be the superwoman you are. In all your striving, don’t forget that you’re already superwoman. Find your power and practice it daily. Leave the other powers to those who possess them.
Brenda lives in Indiana with her husband and four children, ages 8, 6, 4, and 3. She blogs at Recovered Identity about the lessons she learns as she peels off label after label to find her real self.