A new month brings fresh opportunities, a big inhaling of coffee and a new reason to smile when you wake up and roll over (whether you turn off your alarm clock again or get up). This day, today, as you sit here reading this, this was made for you.
The first step to being grateful is, writing things down! Have you ever noticed, that a note or page of thoughts that pass through your mind, helps to ease the feelings of worry, anxiety, stress, even if no one reads it again? Start your day with being grateful and noting down 3 things that you are grateful for. This will be a big mood shifter, especially in the pandemic times that we are living in.
The ability to plan. We may not come in to contact with people as often as we used to, nor have we been future planning as much as we used to due to so many cancellations that the global pandemic has brought to our homes. We can still plan the day to day and the family life goals, and make those steps to achieving it. Spend 20 minutes looking at your finances this month and see where you could save a few extra dollars here to put in your savings pot over there.
The outdoors. Many industries have transferred to working from home, you might already be bored of every room in your house and wall by now! Have you ever wanted to run 10km or participate in a half marathon? The preparation for those arduous activities, start now! If you like the thoughts of it sitting on the bucket list a little longer, let’s start small by going outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. Whether that be a walk, a run or a cycle down to your local park. Get outside and enjoy the green Earth that we call home.
Good people. Humans were made for relationship and conversation: there is always someone to talk to, laugh with and run ideas by. We know who we need in our lives and we know what conversations would enrich us, take the time to get reacquainted with an old friend, a neighbor or check in on your friends who are new parents or married.
The necessities (I sang this as the Bare Necessities song from the Jungle Book) Every day -especially today, we know that you are on a device with internet capability to access this- there are 17 people experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population*. You are not one of them. You have a home, job, car, family, money, and food. The basics are covered and you are trying to do something more with life, time and money. Don’t take that for granted, the basics you experience is something that not every single person experiences.
Send us an email and tell us what you are grateful for this month and how we can help you with some of your financial goals.