Yes, I’ve been reading personal finance blogs again.
I am enamored with the idea of having an efficiently run household, especially where finances are concerned. But I often get excited about an idea, try to implement it, and watch it fail miserably.
I don’t know how to make new habits part of our lifestyle. Perhaps simply introducing a new habit or practice just won’t work; maybe I need to craft the habit in a way that it will fit more naturally into our life. Also, how does an organization-obsessed control freak get her fix without driving her spontaneous, free-spirited husband crazy?
Lately, I’m wanting to streamline the food-buying and meal cooking process. I suspect we waste a lot of money by not having a good process in place. I’ve been reading DebtFreeAdventure, which is a really fun blog a guy named Matt is writing about his and his wife’s journey to cut their spending. In a recent post, he talks about how he and his wife lost a bunch of weight and trimmed their grocery budget, of course sending me on a tangent of link-clicking about cheap healthy meals and meal planning. So next week I’m going to try to come up with a meal plan for the week that incorporates our co-op produce basket.
So how do you implement new habits into your life? How do you keep yourself motivated about an idea?