Happy ‘Blue’ Monday
I really don’t want to write this, in fact I was wondering if I could simply breeze past my new years resolution and hope no one would notice. That’s the problem with all these public declarations of commitment to challenges and resolutions, when it all goes belly up your shame has an audience! I vowed when I started this blog to never be one of those people who appear to ‘have their life together’ (I am the kind of person who eats pizza whilst liking IG pics of green smoothies) So here goes…
In short, week 2 of #newyearnospend can be summed up in the words of my one year old, ‘Uh oh’. Need I say more? To be fair I haven’t particularly brought any exciting items, my spending has mainly included things that I missed off of my mammoth month long household shopping list. 3 weeks with no teabags just wasn’t gonna happen.
Lesson 1; be more organised, make thorough lists and don’t do the online shop late at night when cognitive function is powering down.
Lesson 2, bad days require pizza. They really shouldn’t but apparently they do. While I’m being honest I also hid the pizza box as I had someone popping over and I didn’t want them to see I had spent money. Here endeth my confession.
Lesson 3, grace. It’s Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, in part because people have already broken their new years resolutions. I had a little ironic chuckle when I heard this on the radio this morning, I’ve been hating myself for caving so easily, I also hate joining in with such a cliched event but I felt downright miserable today. I’ve decided to pull up my big girl pants and give myself a break, accept the fact that it’s happened (fess up to y’all) and allow myself the grace to move on and start again. It’d be far more depressing to quit completely, do you need to give yourself a little grace?
Here’s to as many fresh starts as we need,
-Fifi & Florence x
P.S. Why not check out how my lovely friends are getting on with there New Year No Spend…
Brittany over at Little Mountain Momma
Adriane over at Balance With Me
Emily over at The Dependent Life