So February is here, and I feel …. relieved? I view the past month in a positive light, but there were a lot of stressors and I feel accomplished at having simply made it to February. Let’s all hope that those emotions aren’t a forecast of what we can expect in 2017 (though with our current President …….).
How did I do on my January Small Goals?
- Low-buy/No-buy of makeup and clothes | I have spent a truly exorbitant amount of money this week and I spent more than I should’ve in January. Our new pay structure at work makes me feel like I have a lot more money than I actually do, so I have to be more responsible about sticking to my budget. You’ll see a lot of subscription box posts this month and I may post about some of the things I bought in January, but I am going to really try to talk myself out of every single frivolous purchase.
- Make time to exercise | I’m constantly working or at school or study groups or rushing home to spend time with my dog or my boyfriend or my sister and trying to juggle basic house maintenance/cleanliness in between it all. I have no idea where to find that spare hour, but I need to.
- Pack my lunch | One of my favorite ways to throw my money away is to eat it. I’m a lazy schmuck when it comes to cooking or even throwing together a sandwich, so I’m often defaulting to eating out or ordering in. I have to cut it out! It’s a waste of money and it’s making me gain a heck of a lot of weight.
- Finish a book | I haven’t decided which one yet, but I’d like to finish an actual, tangible book. I listen to audiobooks often but I’ve been working on the same (800+ pg) paperback for over a year now, which is really unlike me, so I want to surmount that.