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Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by karissa ancell
Welcome to Day 7! You’ve already made it an entire week! Can you believe it? What was the biggest challenge for you? What was the biggest lesson you learned?
This week was all about getting tidy and organizing our spaces. This was especially needed after the mess of the holidays and being off of a routine for winter break.
The fact is, I wasn’t really excited to do the first week of organization tasks. Probably because that is the area I really needed to do the most. So it was tempting to avoid it because it was unpleasant.
So if you had thoughts of skipping the organizing part of this challenge and even if you did skip some days know that I completely get it and understand. Some people are naturally tidy and some people have to work at it more.
I didn’t do as much around the house as I had hoped to do this week but my home is more organized than it has been and I’m going to do my best to keep up with being organized and cleaning up.
This upcoming week we are going to be taking over our finances, figuring out ways to spend less, save more and make a little more money.
As much as I said I wouldn’t overspend at Christmas I did and now it’s time to get back on track and make good choices to set 2020 for success.
As uncomfortable as it may be to deal with money especially when you don’t have enough it’s for the best.
I’ve done no spend challenges before and plan to do at least one in 2020. This week will be a good mini-challenge to get started.
TIME FOR REFLECTION
And now’s the time for your reflections on the week. Take a few moments today and write down your observations. What’s been the biggest challenge in spending nothing? What surprised you? What would you do differently next time or in the future?
You may also want to ponder for a minute on the state of your home and how organized it is. While the week of organization is over it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to keep up with household tasks and getting your home cleaned and organized.
Yesterday’s post of 45 quick cleaning and organization tasks will give you some ideas of things to do around the house to make your space cleaner and tidier.
Whatever lessons you take away from this week, now’s the time to write them down and keep track. Be honest with yourself about your successes and struggles.
I’m hoping that this first week of 2020 was a great start to an even better year.
I’ve even included a pretty worksheet to help you document your journey!
Get your printable week 1 reflection sheet here.
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Throughout this challenge, there will be many different worksheets and printables for you to use. I suggest you print them out and organize them together in a binder or folder so you can journal as you go You can find and follow me on Instagram where I will be sharing my journey for the challenge. Follow me there at @afreshstartonabudget. Tag me in any posts you make that goes along with this month of challenge posts.
Make Sure You check out tomorrow’s post. It will be the start of week two and we will be talking about meal planning.
Here is my schedule for what we will be working on in January.