The Cursing Machine is flipped back on now, but you better believe I’m gonna still try and tame it! ;) I realized a LOT of people curse a LOT of times ever since monitoring myself the last few weeks… it sticks out so clearly now! And actually sounds kinda abrasive now, which is weird. I guess I just got used to it over time…
But, as you all know, I gave it up for Lent, and now that Easter has come and gone, my swear jar is empty and I’ve donated a total of…. are you ready for this?…. $31.00! Which sounds like a lot at first (esp at $1.00 per infraction), but I reckon I had been cursing that much every single DAY in the past ;) Haha… oops. So 1 day out of 40 ain’t too shabby. And our churchy church got a little extra from me yesterday too, so win-win.
All this reminded me, though, that we are creatures of habit. We get used to one way of doing things, and we don’t even notice we’re totally sucked in… and this goes for both positive and negative stuff. So today I challenge you to BREAK one of the bad ones! Do you think you could go 1 entire week without doing whatever it is you hate? Monday to Monday? I think you can :) And if you’re looking for some ideas (not that I know you all too well, haha…) here are a few quick ones that come to mind:
- Stop buying lunch this week. (if it’s a problem for you)
- Don’t go shopping at ALL – only pay your bills
- Don’t say or text or tweet or facebook ANYTHING negative.
- Stop and REVIEW all bills that come in – even the annoying ones!
- And if you dare, try stopping SMOKING for an entire week! Haha… I hear packs cost upwards of $8 in some places, you’d save a ton in the process!
Personally, I’m gonna see if I can go an entire week without buying any candy. Which usually isn’t a problem for me at all, except when I’m out traveling for business/pleasure! And since I’m more than likely sitting on a plane right now as you’re reading this on my way to California (WOO!), what better way to start? :) I’ll only be gone for 5 days, but it’s enough to see how long I can hold out. Esp when it comes to airports – those are my weakness!!! I’ll have guest posts up in the meantime too btw, so all will be good in the blog house – you know I can’t pause this bad boy on ya ;) Gotta keep that financial goodness flowing!
Okay, so you down for the challenge? It’s just one week – you can totally do it!!! Let us know what you want to break below, and we’ll all hold each other accountable as a group. Kinda like a positive support system, if you will. Next week I’ll ping ya again and see how naughty or not you were ;) What do say? Ready to break those bad habits?!
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!