Well (as you have probably noticed) I am continuously on a journey to change my habits and lifestyle for the better and I thought I’d update you on that process.
Right, here I am after another month of trying to get in control of my finances. I have spent a little less this month and have managed to stick to most of my rules.
- Apart from the lack of spending on photography, stationary and magazines, I’ve also managed not to buy any clothing at all this month (super win for me).
PURCHASES TO BE AWARE OF
- I got my hair coloured which is always disastrously expensive and had my last dentist appointment for at least six months.
- The fact that my bills are more expensive than entertainment is a little concerning though. Perhaps it’s time to see if I can save some money on electricity and phone bills…
Well I am waiting to hear back on a job interview I had last week for a position in Learning and Development with a fantastic manager who has a background in Organisational Psychology (something I’d like to study part time in the next few years).I’m keeping my fingers crossed but I am also aware that I am going away for 5 weeks very soon and that may not be workable for them. But I know what I want and will keep trying until somewhere fabulous accepts me!
Sleep for 8 hours. Surprisingly this has been pretty manageable, but I was lucky enough to not have work in the morning on the weekends which meant I could sleep in.
Use an inbox system. This is going incredibly well. I am loving having a clear inbox. It makes me feel like things are more under control.
Mediate for 30 minutes. 30 minutes is a long time. It is even longer when you are trying to meditate. My brain is always going a million miles an hour (just ask anyone who knows me), so when I attempt to stop all thoughts and ideas it starts to panic. I seem to get all these wonderful ideas for blog posts, books I should read, things I should learn – all when I am trying to focus on my breath and very little else. I think my record is up to about 7 minutes. I’ll keep working on it.