As we approach the halfway point of the year it’s a great time to reflect on how much time you have spent working on the goals you set during the New Year high. Congratulations if you are still actively pursuing your 8000 steps a day goal or you’re still saving that £40 a month. If you stumbled and need to get back up, try to remember why you set your goals in the first place. Your why keeps you disciplined on the days your feelings fail. Our emotions are so up and down we cannot let them control our actions.
We can help our journey by being nice to ourselves as part of our daily routine. Being nice to yourself is cooking healthy meals, going for an evening walk and reading/listening to books that inspire you. Be aware of your self-talk it is the most frequent conversation you have. In the morning say out loud all that you want to be even if you don't feel it! 'I am worthy, I am strong. I am beautiful'.
Call to Action Moment: Write down your goal and be precise on what success towards your goal will look like. For example, starting now to have at least £500 saved by December 2021 would mean putting aside £75 a month. Then consider how you might get there, such as, 2 less takeaways a month. Walking instead of driving. Tell someone who will hold you accountable. Whatever your goals are keep striving towards them. Remember the lessons you have learnt along the way.
Mental Health at Home:
❖ Create a schedule, times can be flexible, but it gives you a daily purpose
❖ Have a relax day or two, you can’t produce from a empty cup
❖ Get dressed in the morning and read a scripture, listen to morning motivation or put on your favourite song (that one that makes you sing and dance along)
❖ Schedule an hour to think things over or to catch up news, then no more!
❖ Video call friends and family to stay connected
❖ Go for the 1 daily walk we’re allowed, look at the birds and trees, appreciate the peace Money Management Tips
❖ Contact creditors to make them aware if you have need to set up new payment arrangements (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want support with this).
❖ Write a shopping list and try not to shop when you are really hungry
❖ Pay your priority bills first (you should have an idea of what these costs as they occur every month)