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Plan meals around sales! We go into the grocery store with a meal plan. You likely already know that meal planning is a great way to save money and only buy what you need. But don’t be too specific. This is where the true savings comes in. We plan some sides, and leave the meat portion blank so we can fill it with whichever meat is on sale. If beef is on sale, beef chili it is! If turkey is on sale, bring on the turkey chili.
If you know me, you know my schedule is everything. It’s how I plan all of my time down to the minute. It’s important to bring your family on board with planning. That’s why I recommend having a magnetic weekly and monthly calendar for your fridge so everyone can see it, but I also think there are lots of benefits to having a large yearly calendar. I’d suggest using them all; just make sure you actually use them.
For the minimalism tip today, this is just a simple reminder that the first step in owning less and decluttering your home is to stop bringing more stuff in.
Last week, I talked about intermittent fasting so be sure to look at that newsletter, but I did get some questions and curiosity surrounding fasting for spiritual purposes. The absolute best book I’ve ever read on Christian fasting is simply called Fasting by Jentezen Franklin. It’s a simple, easy-to-understand approach to fasting. It’s great for beginners and those with a few fasts under their belt.
Talk to your kids about their first job interview before it happens. Explain the importance of speaking with the right volume, clearly. A firm handshake can make a great first impression, but even more important is the eye contact during the conversation. All of this combined shows maturity. It will almost seem like they want the job. 😉
When you travel, see everything as if you’re creating a bucket list in your head. After a while, you’ll start to think of things you’d never thought to try before, and you’ll be adding it to your list. This doesn’t have to be big stuff. Using an airport massage chair could be on your list if you’ve never done it. Stopping at a quirky rest stop you’ve passed 100 times could be on it. Small stuff can make great memories.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Where do you spend the most time throughout a normal day? Are you truly focusing on what matters or are you focusing more on the urgent things that come up?