Staying positive in a negative world has been a topic for many books, podcasts, and seminars. Everyone has their own take on this topic!
Do you find it hard to do this? I know for me….I have to try very hard to keep my head above water and my emotional state of mind fixed on positive things. I have set up a routine for myself for daily prayer, devotions, and listening to uplifting music such as praise and worship. Now this is me and I know this is not for everyone, but what you need to do is find these styles of things to keep you focused on good things throughout your day.
I find that so many people want to talk about the negative things…. anything positive doesn’t seem to be the popular topic. Why is that? Why do we tend to gravitate toward the negatives of life?
I have created a video on my channel that gives you a little more insight into me and this topic, and hope and trust it will encourage you today.
Are you stuck in a rut with your budget? How many times at the end of each month do you feel you could do it just a bit better? Sometimes going back to the basics is the best way to do it and I have ten simple tips that I like to follow. Why not try something new and see if this would help.
TEN SIMPLE BUDGET TIPS
Pay your bills on the first of the month and get them out of the way.
Look for ways to make extra money and sell off some of the items that you have been decluttering to put money back into the budget.
Always do a pantry inventory before you decide to go food shopping.
Try and cook double and freeze a meal so those nights when you’re tired and hungry…and you have the urge to eat out, you have something already in the freezer to warm up.
Consider buying everything used.
When you need to buy something new, check into three places that sell that item…. and see who has the best price.
Make sure you were always checking your phone bill. Cell phone bill and cable bill before the contract will expire… so you can negotiate a new plan before the expiration date of the old contract.
When you’ve made a major mistake with your money, don’t sit in pity. Sit down and find a solution and a way to make things better.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help get some good mentoring or counseling if you need budget help.
Be realistic with your budget and don’t create a budget you wish you could have. Base your budget on your current income and strive to always leave a little wiggle room.