Wallet Friendly Activities

Wallet Friendly Activities

For those days when you want to do something, but don’t want to spend all bucks!

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Including my little section

Help Others In Need
Everyone needs a helping hand at some point, so why not spend some time helping others? It’s free and it can help boost your positive karma. Amanda Fuller from Wealthy Chicks offers her advice for those who want to give back to the community. “There are some many fun ways to volunteer, where you not only get to do something, but contribute in a meaningful way and feel great. Two options are:
Helping the animals needing some love at the RSPCA, or walking the dogs at one of the many rescue centres across the country
Host a clothes donation party for charity. Invite your friends to bring clothes, in good condition of course, plus wine and nibbles. A fun afternoon with friends, free for you, and all you have to do is donate the clothes to your local charity. If you have friends with corporate attire consider donating to dressforsuccess.org.” Find out more about Wealthy Chicks by following them on Facebook.

 

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I am a fan of being grateful, I do it every morning and it never fails to reset my mood, yet I’m usually grateful for external things or events, I rarely think about what I do well.

Like most people I go to bed thinking about what I can do better tomorrow. No perfectionism here! In all seriousness, it’s not the most positive way to go to sleep.

Then I read this little bit of wisdom in the book Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg. Before you go to sleep, look back on your day and reflect on 3 things you did well.

This strategy works really well when you are having one of those days when this thought raises its ugly head “everything is going wrong, I can’t do anything right!”

Nip that in the bud before you lose hours of sleep, take a deep breathe, reflect positively on the day, and ask:

What 3 Things Did I do Well Today?

Simple yet effective. Well, maybe not so simple for those of us who are overly critical of ourselves, we can lie there for hours struggling to think of even one big thing we did well, so I suggest you ditch the need to solve all of the worlds problems, and start small.

When I say start small, how small? To help you along I’ll share some of mine:

  • Parallel parked like an expert on a busy Sydney street (especially proud of this one!)
  • Booked a ticket for a business networking event (networking is not scary!)
  • Finished another module towards achieving money archetypes certification
  • Made an awesome cup of tea
  • Meditated for 10 minutes
  • Reached out to a friend to wish her all the best in her new business venture
  • Walked the dog
  • Offered to put the neighbours bins out while they are on holiday
  • Made pate for the first time, it was delicious
  • Got out of bed, early!

None of these things are going to change the world, nor are they about boosting my ego, however when I take the time to look back on my day, no matter what type of day, I can find three things that I did well.

So how would you like to go to sleep? Worrying about what you can do better tomorrow, or celebrating what you did well today?

I would love to know what 3 things you did well today.

6 Ways to Save Money Overseas (Mydeal.com.au)

6 Ways to Save Money Overseas (Mydeal.com.au)

Hi Wealthy Chicks

A call out for an insightful article originally published on the mydeal.com.au website, with a little bit of input from myself. Yes I am a wee bit excited!

Click HERE for the full article. Topics covered include:

Get Techy With It
It’s All In The Timing (including my bit!)
Amanda Fuller, the Money Mindset Coach at Wealthy Chicks has the perfect way to save some money before you even set off. “ Plan to travel during the low or shoulder season as prices are cheaper. I was in Miami before the Memorial Day weekend, and restaurants were offering 50% off food, so I ate twice as much, really delicious! The weather was still amazing, there was still a buzz, however food, tours and the hotel were all cheaper, Cha-Ching!” Find out more about Wealthy Chicks by following them on Facebook.

Wanderlust + Pets = A Great HolidayRiding Solo
Food, Glorious Food

Please, Sir, I Want Some More
Quench That Thirst

It’s inspired me to start booking my next trip, any travel and saving hints for Sri Lanka?