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Emotional wellbeing

Our focus for April is emotional wellbeing, and this week’s article provides suggestions for goals to help you improve your emotional wellbeing.

Strong emotional wellbeing helps you to realise your full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to your community.

On the other hand, poor emotional wellbeing can have serious impacts on our health, including stress, depression, reduced immunity and other health risks.

Check out the latest article for tips to improve your emotional wellbeing: Improve your emotional wellbeing.

Reflections on the Gain a Grand Challenge

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This is my total gain from the Gain a Grand challenge.  It’s not bad considering I got sick and didn’t do much towards it for half of the month!

However, it’s not as great as it looks either.  My four biggest savings came from:

  1. Shopping around for travel accommodation ($348.80)
  2. Cashing in rewards ($116.88)
  3. Waiting before buying ($100)
  4. Going without ($100)

With the exception of going without, these are not true savings. 

When shopping around for accommodation, I usually stick to my budget, using the savings to get more for my money.  That is, I spent $500 on $850 accommodation, rather than spending $500 on $500 accommodation.

The rewards that I cashed in had been accumulating before the month started, and the items that I waited before buying will now need to be bought.

Because the month got so busy, I also didn’t reconcile the savings against my budget.  It’s likely that I also had unplanned expenses to offset against this.  However, if I had been able to focus on this more, I would have had the opportunity to make more gains.

A general theme seems to be that the biggest savings came from the biggest expenses.  As such, this wouldn’t necessarily help if you’re already living on a tight budget.  However, it’s definitely worth re-visiting.  I can usually use one or two of these tips to help me through a particularly lean month.  For those of you who don’t generally budget or think about what you’re spending, there’s potential to gain far more than a grand.

The GoalGetters Gain a Grand challenge provides suggested daily activities to help you save or make money, helping you towards your financial goals.

GoalGetters pick of the Fitness products

In February, GoalGetters is focussing on physical goals. I’ve chosen healthy eating and fitness products for the review, as these are consistently among the most popular goals.

Check out my favourite health and fitness products here: GoalGetters pick of the fitness products.

I’m currently working on developing the community to include a directory of resources. As well as products such as those featured in the article, there will be websites, blog posts – anything that may be helpful to you on your GoalGetting journey. If you have any suggestions of resources to include, or any subject you’d like me to research resources for, please let me know.

Planning for an alcohol-free Feb

It’s February, and for many of us the new year’s resolutions are long forgotten along with the Christmas decorations and the time off work.  We start out with such good intentions, so why is it so hard to make our goals stick?

Join me on my journey to an alcohol-free Feb, and I will share valuable tips along the way to help you reach your health-related goals. 

Read the latest article: Planning for an alcohol-free Feb.

Did you make it through Quitters day?

According to a study by Strava, the second Friday in January is the day that many quit their new year’s resolutions.

How are you progressing with your 2019 goals?

This week’s article provides advice for:
✅ if you’re struggling
✅ if you’ve quit
✅ if you’re procrastinating
✅ if you’re going strong

Find the article here.

If you haven’t yet signed up, join the 2019 goals challenge to help embed your goals and build your motivation through January.