Wednesday, February 22, 2012

40 days

For the next 40 days I will be giving up several things.  In the past, specifically all four years of college, I attempted to give up caffeinated beverages - coffee, soda, and tea.  Yeah, that never actually worked out so well for me.  So this year I took a different approach and chose more than just one:

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1. Nutella
Oh my gosh, do I love Nutella!  By itself, on rice cakes, crackers, fruit, in cookies and cupcakes... the list goes on and on.  I know this is going to be a hard one for me since we currently have a jar in our pantry and I am planning on making Nutella cookies to give to some friends at Syracuse.  And then in a couple of weeks my family and I will be going on vacation where there are always little packets of Nutella at breakfast... I am determined though to stick with this for 40 days!

2. Cursing
I don't actually do this too often, but I internally cringe whenever I do.  It's such a bad habit to have picked up and I am really hoping that stopping it for 40 days will carry on after.

3. Spending money
Now, let me explain this one.  At the end of January, one of my favorite bloggers {Alison of long distance loving} shared what she called "Operation Spending Freeze".  It really inspired me and got me thinking about my own spending habits and whether or not I was really saving up enough money each month to put towards my own apartment.  Currently I am still living at home with my parents, but I have made some progress in finding my own place.  Buying clothes and accessories each month that I think I need is not helping me reach my goal.  So, I've decided to take a page out of Alison's book and start my own operation spending freeze in hopes of saving up more money to put towards rent.  Right now, 40 days seems like such a long time but I am actually hoping to continue this for the next couple of months.  I really think that Friday's Fancies and blogging will help me get through it!

Do you plan on giving anything up for the next 40 days?  Have you had much luck in the past?  Let me know and share your own tips on how you've done it!

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. These seem like great, attainable goals! (But I would most definitely fail at #3). It sounds like you already have great plans for how to stick with it, I'm sure you'll do great!


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