I’m making 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over 12 days.
I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try. Join me!
Day 1: Personal Development
My Day 1 Fresh Start was to raise my weights in Body Pump class for biceps and shoulders.
✔ Have stuck with the higher weights. Each class it gets easier.
Day 2: Health & Fitness
My Day 2 Fresh Start was to give up Smith’s Cheese & Onion Chips – at least for September.
✔ Eight days chip-sober and feeling ridiculously proud of myself. However, my friends’ heads are starting to look decidedly chip-like. And not in a good way.
Day 3: Career & Business
My Day 3 Fresh Start was to refresh my website’s home page.
✔ Trying out a new home page. (Feedback very welcome – please leave a comment!)
Day 4: Fun & Recreation
My Day 4 Fresh Start was to listen to more fun music, not only podcasts and audiobooks.
✔ Going to make every Friday an all-music/no-work iPod day. 🙂
Day 5: Technology & Social Media
My Day 5 Fresh Start was to promote my new Facebook Professional Service Page.
✔ Have been building up content and promoting the Page this week. (Please join if you like this stuff!)
Day 6: Home
My Day 6 Fresh Start was to remove one of two printers from my home office.
✔ Feels great to have that decision made and my home office cleared.
Day 7: Personal Presentation
My Day 7 Fresh Start was to focus on my posture – holding shoulders back, core muscles in, and chin up.
✔ Been more consistent since wearing an irritating ring – every time I adjust the ring, I’m reminded to straighten my posture.
Day 8: Happiness
My Day 8 Fresh Start was to give up watching movies that are ‘poignant’, ‘tragic’ or ‘heart-wrenching’.
Nothing to report – haven’t had a movie night yet.
Day 9: Money & Finance
Today my fresh start is from category 1 (see below): To do something new.
I’m going to claim for gym membership from my health fund. (This is a great idea – they reward preventative behaviors!)
I’ve already investigated what I have to do, and have put a note on my doctor’s contact file to get the necessary paperwork when I next have an appointment.
Tomorrow I make my tenth fresh start – in the Relationships life area. See you then!
What About You?
Think of your own Money & Finance goals and plans.
if you want some inspiration, you might find some here:
- Get Organized Mission #3: Organize Your Bill Payment
- Get Organized Mission #4: Forgo The Freebies
- Get Organized Mission #12: Organize Your Accounts & Credit Cards
- 7 Smart Strategies For Saving Money During The GFC
In what area could you:
- Start something new – or try something you haven’t done, read, or experienced before
- Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
- Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
- Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
I hope you’ll choose something and join me!
4 thoughts on “Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 9: Money & Finance]”
This one was tricky for me as all my money is tied up (and then some).
And I am experiencing peer pressure to buy lottery tickets occasionally, even though I fundamentally disagree because it is gambling – I feel such a fool when I don’t win and always chastise myself badly.
So… I have decided I will buy one lottery ticket each time I sell something on ebay – which is very rarely. That way it won’t be coming out of regular money- and it might encourage me to trade more on ebay…
Great ideas & a great site!!
I’ve only just come across all this, so I think I’ll have to think about this all a bit!
Have intuitively been making some changes in Spetember too! eg tried going gluten-free & milk-free again, to see if it would improve my overall wellbeing & health (partly it did, & partly it didn’t! :))
Have made a new weekly list last week, & hopefully will keep on getting more organized & productive! 🙂
Great idea, Barbara.
Consider putting aside the money you *would* have spent on impulse purchases, and instead spending the whole fund on something that really matters to you.
Good morning! This one is easy: less impulsive spending! I nickel and dime myself out of a fair bit of money every month.