Uncle! (Or, Not Every Battle is Worth Fighting)
See that spikey thing sticking out of the receipts in the picture? That’s a spindle. (Of do not bend, fold, spindle or mutilate fame.) On Amazon it’s called a restaurant check spindle, but way back when, people used to use those things to keep receipts from getting lost on their desks.
And that’s exactly what I’m using mine for.
You see, I finally came to the conclusion that I am probably never going to input all of my receipts into Quicken every day. I’ve intended to do so for ages, but realistically what happens is that receipts cover my desk like snow and I get to them a couple of times a month.
Buying and using a spindle is going to accomplish three things for me:
- My desk will no longer be blanketed in receipts for the majority of the month
- I will no longer feel that “ugh, I really should input these receipts” feeling every day
- My energy will be freed up for things that matter a whole lot more
Because some goals are not worth having.
In a perfect world it might be nice if my receipts were always input (and in that world I would also have an assistant to do it perfectly for me). But in my CURRENT world, I have better things to do with my time. Like spending time with my family and getting enough sleep, for starters.
The world will not end because I’ve cried uncle and given up on a minor goal. Not every battle is worth fighting, especially one that has resulted in no ill effects so far. I don’t overdraw my account, and I’m not surprised by my bills.
So, here’s to my new spindle and to having better things to do!