All tagged Intentional Living
Mindfully Spent quietly turned 1 year old in September! This belated recap discusses how the year changed the way we live. While we are celebrating some big financial wins, the greatest gains have little to do with money.
Setting up a successful budget has demanded time and again that we exercise an exceptional level of honesty and an unflinching ability to look truth in the eye. This post describes four ways that honesty was essential to aggressively paying down debt and finding a budget that works.
Extreme self-reliance is anything but strength. Revealing our true selves (not just the impressive self-reliant parts), increases the depths of our relationships and can make us a more effective workplace leader.
Money can't fill a hole. Neither can distractions. Building a fulfilling life requires us to tackle the hard stuff and seek out more than the quick thrill of shallow experiences. (Also, some crazy interesting stuff on Signalling Theory and how it impacts our shopping habits!)
So many experts have said, "To have a successful blog, focus first on writing good content." I took this advice to heart, and it lead to some surprising results.
When we pick up a new piece of furniture at Ikea, it is not common to consider where the materials came from, how much fossil fuel was used, or how soon it will end up in a landfill. But everything we buy has a backstory, and we deplete far more than just our bank accounts when we buy more than we need.
No matter who we go to for money advice or share our decisions with, they can have great power and influence over our financial future.
Understanding your habits can empower you to take action. Learn how to reveal bad spending habits & their sometimes surprising causes. Plus, tools for managing major productivity killers in order to make more time for the things we love.
The way we live should reflect our deepest held beliefs about who we are and what is important to us. Why I recommitted to spending my money and moments on the things that were truly meaningful.