30 Inspirational Ideas For A 30 Day Challenge

How long does it take to create a new habit?

To be honest, the research is conflicting; it could take days to weeks or even months.

But you know what? Exactly zero habits will be intentionally created until you start. And thirty days seems like a reasonable amount of time to start with. After this, you’ll have a good idea if it’s something you’d like to continue with or not. It also ties in to the average length of a calendar month, so you get to harness the power of a fresh start by starting your 30-day challenge on the first of the month.

5 Ways Your Planner Will Keep You On Top Of Your Finances

Money and planners are great bedfellows.

Raising your awareness of how much money you earn, how much you spend and how much you save is the first step in winning the money game.

An easy way to do this is with a planner. There are numerous electronic resources and apps that work too. However, I like the mindfulness of picking up a pen and writing on paper. I can recount several occasions where the thought of having to write out yet another frivolous expense stopped me from making an unnecessary purchase.

A Tiny Guide To Time Tracking

Six hours.

That’s about how many extra hours a day I’d like right now. Then I’d feel like I had enough time complete all my unfinished jobs and then leaf through my growing stash of magazines.

Whenever I feel as if I have no time, I know it’s time to review what I’m doing with my time.

Even though I really want more time to do things. Sometimes, it’s better to spend more time doing things that keep me energised, which may not necessarily be on my to do list.

5 Clear-Cut Ways To Improve Your Culinary Skills

Boiling an egg.

That’s usually the minimum standard for cooking. However, you’ll need more skills than that to put together a weekly meal plan that’s edible and enjoyable. As an aside, boiling an egg isn’t that easy.

There are a host of ways to improve your skills and I’ll share with you the methods that I’ve found helpful in the hope that they’ll help you too.

Use This Simple Strategy To Speed Up Your Week-Day Dinners

Having a well-stocked kitchen is a good thing.

However, after a busy day at work, it won’t stop staring into your fridge, not knowing what to make for dinner. You’ve had a busy day at work and your brain just can’t handle another decision.

The easiest thing to do is here to make that decision – what shall I eat for dinner? – ahead of time. Of course, that won’t help you in the moment, but planning ahead stops it happening again. This is the essence of meal planning, but there’s no need to be really specific with each meal. That can feel restrictive and boring. Create a theme for each night’s dinner and it will guide and narrow down your options in making a final choice.

A Simple Shortcut to a Long List Of Recipes

Have you tried meal planning?

It’s a great strategy for organising your food and eating, especially if your life is pretty hectic.

However, it won’t take long for you to get a little bored of eating the same meals on rotation – ask me how I know. As a meal planning newbie, I didn’t have the time to thumb through cookbooks or search the internet for new recipes nor did I have the patience to try them out. That didn’t leave me many options for increasing my recipe bank. However, there’s always a creative solution to every situation. And I’m about to share one creative approach to expanding your list of meal ideas.

3 Baby Steps To Start Meal Planning Like A Pro

The advantages of meal planning go further than saving you time and money. Even though we know this, it can feel like a daunting task to go from empty fridge and empty kitchen cupboards to full-on home chef.

There’s no need to take the leap into meal planning all in one go. I’ll share with you three tiny steps that will guide you in the right direction.