Lately, I have been thinking about various things I can do to improve upon my life. I came up with a couple challenges for the month. I know February has already started. But here are ideas of things to ELIMINATE from the next few weeks.
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and everything else can consume your brain and your time. Instead, how about buying a new book or committing to exercising more with your newfound time?
- STARBUCKS COFFEE: Okay, this is not just a blow towards Starbucks. But why not stop buying coffee out (at any coffeeshop), and instead save your money and make a pot of joe at home? You could probably have $60 or so (depending on how often you go) saved!
- USING YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS: Although using your cards are super convenient, you don’t always realize how much you actually spend. Instead of using your cards for the next few weeks, why don’t you try withdrawing the amount of cash you would like to have to spend– and solely use that. With this method, you’ll know exactly how much you’re spending and you’ll likely be more careful to preserve it. Yay for budgeting.
- TEXTING: Instead of spending 50490343 hours texting, schedule more meet ups with friends! I have started asking friends who I haven’t seen in awhile to just catch up. It is definitely refreshing to have new and more diverse conversations. Also, nothing beats talking to someone face to face over sushi or coffee. Stop looking at your phone! (This is more of a spiel to me, than it is to you.)
- SLEEPING IN: Sleeping in is definitely nice. I suppose once a week could possibly slide. But, try getting up a little bit earlier than you have to, even on a workday. A day is never started well when you’re stumbling out of the door, half-dressed, without having any breakfast. Instead of being in a panic mindset everyday, try waking up even 15 minutes earlier and having some “you-time.” I’m sure your workday will be even better! And yes, this may mean you should forgo watching another episode of Friends at 2AM the night before.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this list of a few things to cut out. I am going to try this starting tomorrow. So join with me! In my next post, I will be sharing about how these changes affected me. Comment if you have any other “eliminations” that you believe are worthwhile and that I should try. Thanks for reading!