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Rather than renting a U-Haul and toting the college dorm home, rent a storage building near the school. Several students can share one unit to save money. No need bringing home winter clothes, futons, fridges, printers. Use uniform storage crates for easier stacking and dryer sheets to control odor.
Write down a list of your favorite motivational quotes. Hang them on your bathroom mirror and every morning when you get up, read through them as you get ready for your day. Before long you will find yourself repeating them throughout your day from memory.
When I am down, to change my outlook, I sometimes challenge myself to a week of daily affirmations. I try to give myself genuine compliments for a week... sometimes it takes more than a week, but I eventually start seeing things in a positive light.
Getting in a little extra - while heating up my lunch at work, I'll do leg abductions or adductions; when brushing my teeth, same thing. Also, I sit at a desk, so butt crunches, stand and do push ups off my desk, anything to keep the blood flowing and get that little extra in.
I needed a new windshield pump so I called around got prices then called the Auto Parts store and bought the pump myself. I saved 20.00 on the part alone from the quotes I had been given. Kept calling around and found someone to install it for 25.00. Total Saved on Parts and Labor 38.00!
I've learned that the best way for me to move past things that are hindering me is to write it all down and post it. For me, it's not responses from others that are the biggest help (although they are awesome!) but just the simple act of putting feelings into words. The bad stuff loses its power!