Introducing Jump Start January 2013

Feeling broke after the festive season? Feeling a little blah generally? Maybe you want to make some changes to your finances and your lifestyle, but don’t quite know where to begin? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

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Jump Start is a tried and tested way to make a noticeable improvement in your life. It’s a simple method for creating change, and it’s broken down into easy-to-follow steps. All you need to do is put aside a few minutes every day this January.

What is Jump Start?

Jump Start is a month-long series of tasks and activities where you try one small new thing every day. The overall aim is to improve your finances, and it also focuses on general improvement of your quality of life.

You could think of it as a month of daily micro-resolutions, all of which target and improve your wealth and your health.

Why do a Jump Start?

It’s a great way to get out of a rut, make important changes, and boost your self-confidence.

Most New Year’s resolutions sadly fail, often because they are overwhelmingly broad, daunting and difficult to stick to for such a long period of time.

With a Jump start, the tasks do not stretch out to infinity – the process only lasts for one month, and it’s also broken down week by week. The finish line is clearly in focus from the beginning, so it’s easier to keep going and achieve your aims.

How does Jump Start January work?

*There’s a new theme every week to keep things fresh and interesting.

  • Week 1: Personal finance week – look at your finances, work out where you stand, tackle debts and bad habits, and plan for the future.
  • Week 2: Decluttering week – tidy up, get organised, make your life easier and your home more comfortable.
  • Week 3: Tenner week – live on £10 for the week, with a new thrifty challenge every day.
  • Week 4: Health and wellbeing week – healthy eating, exercise, relaxation and more.
  • Week 5: Reflect and look ahead – use the last few days to decide what worked, what didn’t, and what to try next.

*The tasks are flexible, to fit around your busy lifestyle. Missing a day or two here and there won’t block your general progress or make you feel like you’ve messed the whole thing up – you can just catch up at the weekend.

*You can personalise your Jump Start. This year’s Jump Start tasks and actions are suggestions, but they are not compulsory. You’re free to pick your own seven simple weekly tasks to fit around your own long or short-term goals, if you’d prefer.


Want to give it a go? The seven simple daily tasks for Week 1 will be coming up next.


NEWSFLASH! The Jump Start 2013 ebook is now available at Amazon. You can use it all year round, and it contains all kinds of extra tips and resources to make your Jump Start January go with a bang. We’ve put loads of work into it and we’ve deliberately kept the price nice and low – please buy one and help support this site. There’s more information about the ebook here.


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