Wallet, Waistline & Wellness Challenge
If you’re feeling a little drained and need to reset it could be because you’ve got some anxiety about your finances, body image or mindset. But, there is a way to shred that anxiety with “tweaks” to your daily routine. It’s the Wallet, Waistline and Wellness Challenge.
TheWallet, Waistline and Wellness Challenge encourages you to take small healthy steps in each of these areas every day. And, based on research on Kaizen, we know that small “tweaks” to the way we manage our finances, treat our bodies and minds produces permanent and awesome changes.
Ready to improve your finances, fitness and mental stamina for good? Take the Wallet, Waistline and Wellness Challenge. Here are the parameters:
Be fully aware of your spending each day using one of two approaches.
First is the cash-system, which is a great way to tame overspending. Take out what you need at the beginning of the week and use only the cash you have in your wallet. It will only take a few days before you end up being very protective of it.
The second strategy is to track your spending on a Google Sheet for 30-days. Include everything from the drink you had with a friend to volleyball registration to groceries to rent. Tally up your daily spending, determine your daily spending average and try to bring the average down.
30 Minutes of Physical Activity Every Day
This doesn’t need to be strenuous. In fact, you might just want to stand at your desk versus sit or walk rather than take the bus or march in front of the TV rather than lounge on the couch while watching House of Cards.
If you layer this on with 7 to 8 hours of sleep and mindful eating each day, you’re sure to trim down fast and benefit from surging energy levels.
Social Engagement Each Day
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is hang out with people. But humans aren’t meant to be alone. So, keep the duration of your engagements flexible, but the quality of your interactions high. Try a five-minute phone call with a sibling or a stroll with a friend or an act of kindness to someone in need. The main idea is to be with other people.
When we implement tiny changes in our daily routines our brains are more likely to overcome our fears and make permanent healthy changes to our wallets, waistlines and wellness.