Getting Into The Habit Of Journaling and Saving Money Daily To Reap The Biggest Rewards, Refreshed and Blessed

“The secret to your success is found in your daily routine.”

~ John C. Maxwell

There is an adage that says how you do anything is how you do everything. Translated this means that habits are the surest indicator of outcomes. The generally accepted truth about habits is they take 21 days to develop. Doing something over and over again for 21 days accounts for the mindset shift that needs to happen to integrate the behavior into our everyday lives. Little by little, what once was foreign becomes routine.

Here are 21 tips for developing your habits about journaling and saving money:

1. Don’t rush it. Start with saving as little as 10 cents a day and journaling for 10 minutes a day

2. Have great tools to journal and a system to save money

3. Be present when you journal

4. Be consistent with the time you journal and how you save money

5. Commit to the practice of journaling and saving at least 10 cents a day

6. Get inspiration from nature when journaling

7. Share your enthusiasm for journaling and saving money with others

8. Find a community that loves to journal and save money

9. Find a favorite place to journal and collect what you saved

10. Enjoy your favorite drink when you journal

11. Use a special seat for journaling

12. Set aside time with your child(ren) to journal and calculate how much money has been saved

13. Eliminate outside distractions

14. Diffuse essential oils while you journal

15. Burn scented candles when you journal

16. Leave your journal and piggy bank out so you can be reminded to engage with it

17. Schedule journaling time into your calendar

18. Always have a supply of journals and pens on hand

19. Treat yourself to a reward for reaching a journaling or savings goal  

20. Forgive yourself when you don’t journal or save

21. Place no limits on yourself about journaling or saving. Just do it!

As with all things, you have to want to develop the habit in order to create it. Ask yourself why you want to journal and save and how you believe your life will be enriched for having done it. Discover what motivates you and make that motivation part of your routine.

 The first time you try something new, it will likely feel awkward. It will take longer than it ought to and be unnatural. Sticking to the routine creates mastery which means certain things become effortless and the results come easier. Keep at your journaling and saving money goals. You will see the effort becoming easier and the outcomes will be better than ever. 

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