Survive Covid in Alaska. Cut expenses, Eat your veggies, and Stay out of debt!
Today’s subject matter is going to be a just a little different. How to Survive COVID in Alaska. I know people think be cause I am a Realtor, I sell Real Estate. Actually, my business is people, helping people, helping people understand, bringing in facts, and tending to people’s fear – mostly the fear of the unknown. Did you know that Real Estate doesn’t buy itself? Did you know that Real Estate doesn’t sell itself? Nope, it doesn’t – this requires people. People buy Real Estate and people sell Real Estate. So this blog is going to be more about people, ultimately, I am in the business (and it is my true heart and nature) to help people.
People are amazingly creative and blow me away everyday!! The medical industry was short on masks and folks jumped right in and started making them from home. So impressed with peoples ability to be innovative, look at what they have and figure out a way to make it work! SMART!
Keep this going 😊. Meaning, stay smart is all aspects and especially your finances right now. If you haven’t already, go through your bank statement and find out what is set up on automatic payments – most people don’t even realize that $9.99 a month for something they have no idea what it is even! Happens, right?! Go through your bank statements and cancel those things that you don’t NEED to have going right now. If you can’t cancel, see if they will reduce the amount or if they will put a pause on it. This is a great time to be really smart with your money – especially with the money coming in the stimulus checks. HOLD ON TIGHT TO THIS. Use it to pay your utilities and your house payment/rent IF YOU HAVE TO. IF you don’t have to right now. HOLD ON TO IT, you may need it later. I don’t know how long this is all going to be going on, but this I do know – WE ARE GOING TO BE OK! Redefine your definition of necessary/need, and get rid of expenses that you do not NEED at this time. Being uncomfortable for a short time (paying for only 1 tv subscription instead 5 tv subscriptions) will help you in the long run. Think of the long run, this is only a season – don’t know how long it will last. I do know that we as people are SMART and INNOVATIVE, WE WILL BE OK, YOU WILL BE OK.
MAKE HEALTHY DECISIONS to help Survive COVID in Alaska!
Stop eating processed foods that have no to very little nutrition for your body and your immune system. If you can spend $20 on boxed mac n cheese, you can turn that into $20 of apples, bananas, carrots, cucumbers. Instead of buying $20 worth of canned processed soup that is high on sodium and low on nutrition, buy a rotisserie chicken and make a big pot of soup for less than the $20. BE ACTIVE!! You know those tv subscriptions you just cancelled, use this time to be active. As far as I know, going outside, walking, even doing steps in your home, walking up and down your driveway, ANYTHING to move your body is better than sitting and eating another bags of Oreos (and I love oreos – even my dogs loves oreos!). Jumping jacks – heck yeah! Whatever you can do to move and be active and eat fresh fruits and veggies – even frozen fruits and veggies, is a healthier choice. This not only effects your immune system, this is part of an overall sense of well-being. That sense of I’m going to be OK. Being still, binge watching accompanied by binge drinking alcohol and/or sugar filled beverages contributes to OMG – What are we going to do – we are helpless! NO WE ARE NOT. Inside each person is the ability to make HEALTHY DECISIONS. Let do that! 😊
DO NOT PANIC
If you are in need of some help – reach out! Do you need some food? Reach out to your local church, if they aren’t being proactive, then reach out to my church! REACH OUT. You are not in this alone. We are in this together and YOU ARE GOING TO BE OK!
Are you spending a ton of time, the majority of your day listening to the news? STOP IT! If I may be so bold – just stop listening to the news all the time. The news makes its money on peoples fears, do not feed the fear. Instead tap into listenging and watching things that make you feel good and speak truth of how incredible you are! I highly recommend tapping into Joel Osteen or Patricia King. If you are preferring an local Alaskan, I recommend KC Alaska. KC Alaska’s Pastor Daniel Bracken has a 30 minutes facebook live that he does Monday through Saturday. He speaks scripture, he speaks truth, and he prays over you. Not sure about that whole Bible thing??? No worries, again, tap into people that are positive and being proactive to not only help themselves, folks that are in position to help others too. KC Alaska also livestreams and has a radio broadcast for the weekend. Don’t feed your body or your mind with garbage. FEED YOUR MIND WITH GOOD STUFF!! You are going to be OK.
ON another note-
I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff come through Facebook and come through into my email that are very crafty. Just this morning I received an email from a Pastor Steve. This so-called Pastor Steve is saying, I just want to help people. I’m willing to give up to 5 random people $2,500, what would you do with that money? DO NOT REPLY ON ANYTHING LIKE THAT!! Do not open it, do not reply. Think about, cuz you are SMART! If somebody has a deep desire in their heart to help out 5 random people, it is easier for them to get your mailing address or walk up to your front door and tape an envelope to your door, than it is for that person to purchase a database of emails and set up a huge email marketing campaign.
If you are in need, contact your local church or contact my local church. Call me or email me or text me so I can help get you’re the resources you may be in need of. Eat healthy, get up and move around, listen to messages that GIVE LIFE, we are going to be ok and we are going to get through this!
And yes, Real Estate is still happening. New construction has slowed way down, understandably. Buyers are looking for homes to buy to take advantage of the interest rates. If you are wondering what you should do, if you think you may be getting in position to sell, CONTACT ME. I can help you walk through that.
I appreciate YOU!! I believe in your ability to make wise and healthy decisions for you and your family in the short run (like cancelling TV subscriptions) and in the long run (like eating more fruit!). Give into life, not fear. 😊
God Bless YOU!!