Running Budgets & Finding Positivity at Work
Well, well I do love shoe shopping particularly when I get a good deal…
This year I started a new thing where I allow myself a $100 clothes/shoes shopping budget every month.
I’ve been really good about it so far, but I went over for March since I got the above shoes and headband plus a new dress and a new pair of (non-running) shorts. When I got the dress and shorts I wasn’t thinking about my need for a new pair of running shoes…
I can’t decide if this means I need to subtract what I went over this month from April’s budget? Probably.
Okay, this part of the post is sort of off topic but I want to write it down. Lately I have noticed myself being a lot more negative. Not with regards to running or friends or Adam… just mainly at work.
We went through a stressful couple of weeks about a month ago, and although things have calmed down a great deal in my department I still find myself making Debbie Downer remarks all the time.
I’m actively noticing when I’m doing it and trying to stop — but it’s apparently really easy to get on a cycle where you just notice and say negative things all the time. In fact, I’ve noticed not only is it really easy to say negative things, but it’s easy to bond over negative stuff.
I don’t want my relationships with co-workers to be based on complaints or negativity though. I don’t want that for any relationships in my life, so I have to make improvements.
I think being conscious of the need for change is the first step towards acting differently. Now that I am aware I can choose to be more positive!
Speaking of positivity yesterday was the biggest sales day ever for Lilypad Candles! Soooo exciting! It was literally the biggest day I’ve ever had by several hundred dollars : ) I don’t know what was so special about yesterday, but I hope it happens again!
The thing that makes me happiest about my little candle shop is seeing people come back and order a second or third or fourth time. Knowing that they like my candles enough to order more is the coolest!
+1 for positivity!
Do you ever notice yourself being a Debbie Downer/Negative Nancy at work? How do you snap out of it (I definitely need help with this one!)…
Do you have a budget for your running/non-running wardrobe?