Hello March! The start of the month is a quiet one for us; we have nothing planned apart from the usual, everyday things that we do every week. At the end of the month we’re off on another short break to the Lake District which will be lovely. Here’s hoping the weather is good whilst we’re there; we’re hoping to do some walking and lots of things outdoors. We have been looking at the South Lakes Zoo as a day trip so the Frugal Baby can meet some animals as well. Lots of thing to look forward to 🙂
Every month I like to set myself aims for the month, to keep myself focused and to make sure I actually use the time during the month wisely! There are two sets of aims: Finance and Personal. February started off well and then drifted a lot by the end of the month, so I really want to do better in March.
Financial aims for March:
– Have 19 No Spend Days (NSDs)
– Overpay our mortgage by something
– Put £400 into savings
As I failed miserably at my NSD target in February I’ve lowered it by one for March. I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment but money seems to be leaking out of our household more and more. I need to get back on track with these as soon as I can. Our mortgage overpayment targets have changed again; I want to continue overpaying but I don’t know if we can commit to a certain number at this stage. However, as being mortgage free is a big part of our goals, I want to continue to overpay for as long as we can, even if it’s a small number. The savings target for the month is the same as the previous two months, in the hopes that I might hit it this month.
Personal Aims For March:
– lose 4lbs
– continue to declutter things from our home
– don’t eat chocolate, crisps, cakes, biscuits or sweets for the month.
So, a new month means the continuation of my #30beforethirty challenge and it means I need to focus! I haven’t done particularly well so far so I’m hoping that March will go better in this respect. I’m logging my food and I’ll weigh myself every Saturday to chart my progress. I want to continue to simplify our home and that means sorting out and getting rid of the excess things we don’t need. I keep listing things on eBay and they sell slowly, but it’s better than nothing and more things that are no longer in our home. And finally, I need to cut out some of the bad, snack-y things that have crept in my diet lately. They say that if you can do something for 21 days straight it becomes a habit, so maybe it’ll make me be able to resist these for the foreseeable future? It’ll be good for me to do anyway, but I think I’ll find it hard to begin with!
Do you have any aims for this month? What will challenge you the most? I’d love to hear from you!