Positivity is a learned behavior, it’s a muscle that can be grown over time through intentional habits and practices. Kelsey Henry from Positively Delighted is sharing her best tips for creating more positivity in your own life. She’s talking about her favorite affirmations, hobbies, books, and life lessons that have helped her transform her life.
“I’m going to quit my job in four years and live on a sailboat while traveling the world” - me two years ago. I set this ambitious goal after some financially big things happened at work. I heard of FI/RE years ago but wasn’t at the point to receive the information at the time. I knew we were headed that way after we finish our emergency fund, but I needed a method to get Josh fired up about it too.
Minimalism was my first step towards intentional living which later led me to budgeting, positive thinking, improving my marriage, reading regularly, starting my business, prioritizing self-care, + a million other little things. If your life feels like a mess in just about every way…Minimalism is THE place to start! I’m sharing 6 resources to help you get started on your own Minimalism Journey…
The idea behind a “Fresh Start Weekend” is about preparing for the week ahead, instead of feeling like you’re catching up from the previous week.
By adopting this mindset and taking care of these 5 main tasks you’ll be setting yourself up for success for the next 7 days.
Note that this doesn’t have to be done on Saturdays and Sundays. Whatever days of the week that work for you can be your “fresh start”. Look at what day or days you could plan to do these tasks and commit to it, prioritize it, and grow the habit.
Think you know all the savings hacks there are? THINK AGAIN! We all can get into a rhythm of savings habits - but don't lose out on saving money because you're complacent in your day-to-day routine. The days of only clipped newspaper coupons are behind us friends! Switch it up and check out these 5 simple savings hacks!
Mental health and money are arguably two of the most taboo topics of discussion in our society. However, so many people are struggling with not just one, but both, depression and debt. It's important to recognize that while on a debt free journey, you may struggle with a depressive dip - or experience anxiety surrounding money. This journey is not always easy, and your brain may try to sabotage your financial goals and dreams.
Thankfully, there are people in this community like Vee Weir from Vee Frugal Fox, who are open about their own journeys. Through her openness, Vee is helping to eliminate the stigma surrounding both subjects in our culture, and is sharing her best tips with us!
Giving your goals a Spring update, by re-writing all of the goals you set at the beginning of the year, will help you put into perspective what areas need more attention or what could be cultivated in a different way. Refreshing your goals helps you re-focus and re-align with what matters most to you. This is the kind of thing that makes you actually achieve your goals and not just set and forget them half-way through the year like main-stream society.
Starting a business has so many amazing benefits that have helped me on my positive living journey in the form of self-care, a productive hobby, a creative outlet, giving me something to be excited about, + most importantly a way to help other women by sharing my story.
But I know that starting your own business or blog…whether it be a part-time, full-time, a side hustle, multi-level marketing, or a hobby…can seem a little overwhelming at first, especially if you’re brand new to the online business world. So, for all my ladies who are thinking about launching their own brand, business, or blog, I’m sharing my best pieces of advice + my favorite digital resources with you!
It’s been such a relief to reach our final destination and our debt free date. After so long of being gazelle intense, we are looking forward to relaxing and finding our “new normal” after being so frugal for so long. We are sure going to enjoy a few treats and will keep sharing our adventures with you all along the way.
A common thought in our society is that if you have children you’ll automatically have to struggle financially. It’s far too common for the average young family to be drowning in debt and feeling like that’s their only choice. However, Merliee from Easy Budget + her family are here to show others that getting out of $71k worth of debt, while having little kids, is not only possible…it’s actually pretty easy!
When you first start out on your debt-free journey you’re probably going to need to find some extra cash to kick your budget into high gear. One of the best things you can do is to start selling things to make some quick extra money!
I’m sharing my best tips for taking all of the random clutter laying around your house and turning it into some extra cash to speed up your debt-free journey!
Success in personal finance is much more about behavior and mindset than the numbers. Though you should know your numbers too, there is a crucial link between your mental health + your financial health. This occurs when inner self-confidence + contentment becomes more important than outward validation from peers or society in general. Mix that self-confidence with persistence and you have the formula for a successful life.
It's important to recognize that while on this debt free journey, you may struggle with a depressive dip - or experience anxiety surrounding money. This road is not easy, and your brain may try to sabotage your financial goals and dreams. Here are 5 tips to survive getting out of debt when dealing with depression…