The January 2017 Jump Start Challenge schedule


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It’s nearly time to shake off that sluggish post-festive feeling and get cracking on some New Year projects for 2017! Join me for a great big January Jump Start, with something new to try every day – think of each one as a daily mini one-off resolution to build up into a big beautiful sense of progress over the course of the month.

The theme this year is ‘Shake off the 2016 hangover & TAKE ON 2017!’, and I’m really excited to wave off the past year and get started on tackling loads of new projects. That includes setting new habits, breaking old habits, and deciding upon a variety of short term and long term aims and goals, all turning wishful thinking into more concrete achievements.

The January Jump Start schedule is designed to help you hit the ground running for the rest of the year, with a different theme each week to shake it up. It’s also a chance to try out lots of different ideas, resources and techniques to see which ones work best for you.


Schedule for Jump Start January 2017

Here’s what’s coming up during the Challenge. Feel free to join in with the whole thing, or you can pick out individual weeks that appeal to you the most if you’re pushed for time.

Speaking of being busy, the tasks are easiest if you do one each day but life sometimes gets in the way, doesn’t it? If you miss a day here or there then don’t worry because the daily activities are designed to fit together, so you can catch up on them at the weekend instead if you need to.

Week 1: Money-saving powerhouse week

Lots of quick wins to help you save serious amounts of money. Get ready to take stock, set achievable goals, realign your priorities, slash those bills and break a few bad financial habits.

Week 2: Happiness boosters week

Proven techniques for boosting long term and short term happiness, and creating a sense of comfort and wellbeing. No random motivational quotes, no mumbo jumbo, just tried and tested activities that make life more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Week 3: Tenner Week challenge

Can you make £10 last for seven days?

The week before most of us get paid in January can be a tough one financially, so let’s try some extreme budgeting. The theme this time around is ‘Find a Freebie‘, so expect something new and free to try every day.

Week 4: Declutter and make money week

The spring cleaning starts early in 2017 with a post-Christmas declutter. Streamline and organise your home, profit from your old junk, and maybe find yourself a new side hustle or some extra cash.

Last few days

The 29th, 30th and 31st of January will be devoted to deciding what worked the best for you during the Jump Start Challenge, and deciding how to take things forward for the rest of the year.

Looking forward to getting started on this one. Will you be joining in with us from the first of January?


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  1. I’m in, thanks! Although I know the first weekend will have a bit of spending as there is a birthday in our household! Looking forward to getting things ready for the year.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I always see your challenges and I’m always a bit late so never end up joining in. I’m definitely going to give it a go this time!

  3. I’m in, I like the idea of mini challenges, baby steps to accomplish a bigger plan.

  4. I’m in, thank you. This is my first challenge and I’m looking forward to giving it a go, especially the week two happiness challenge

  5. I enjoyed the last kick start(with emphasis on the kick!). I have just celebrated ten years of being an OAP so I come from a slightly different direction. I am OK with the money side but the rest still needs some work!

  6. I’m joining in too! I did one of your jump starts before and it was great for motivating me into sorting out my finances, particularly after the excesses of Christmas! Looking forward to seeing how this one goes.

  7. Fantastic can’t wait to be motivated to make those changes # bring it on 2017

  8. Great I am looking forward to January now another OAP to add to your fan list! I look forward to and read all your emails.

  9. 2017 is the year I’m changing the way I spend so I’m looking forward to your thrifty challenge x

  10. Lots of us joining in this time around – let’s make it the best one ever!

    Penny xx

  11. Hi Patricia, that’s great news! Let us know how you get on with the different activities 🙂

    Penny x

  12. Hi Maxine, welcome to the Jump Start Challenge.

    The daily tasks for each day of the week are quick to do and all fit together, so you can catch up with all of Week 1 this weekend if you like. Alternatively, you might prefer to join in from the start of Week 2 (Happiness boosters week), which starts in the morning on Sunday the 8th of 2017.

    Best of luck!

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