These past few weeks I..
Read parts of finance ebooks from the library.
Worked a little on taxes, bills and paperwork.
Decluttered some books and organized toys.
Only bought $6 youth shorts (Sam’s Club) and didn’t buy any other clothes or homeschool books, just used what we had.
Packed snacks instead of using the vending machines.
Added sides and variety to dinner to decrease eating out more.
Researched simplified homeschooling online.
Some joys were…
Eating simple comfort foods like soups, muffins and hot tea.
Appreciating my family’s presence and their company.
Enjoyed the company of the moms at our homeschool group.
It helped to to eat better, sleep more and stop to enjoy nature from our backyard. Reading some blogs on frugal living helped inspire me, along with the finance books. I organized toys and decluttered books so I could have some order and not feel so weighed down.
Having some routine, reviewing the day, and asking myself if this is how I want to be, helped. And stopping the negative thoughts and replacing them with “it’s not so bad” or gratitude helped. Once we say no to things, gratitude comes easier. And if it’s his will, I think asking God for help, helps a lot.
How are you doing with your saving? What simple joys have left you feeling satisfied?