Jump Start Jan 2016: Tenner Week Day 7
It’s the last day of this Tenner Week challenge – are you managing to get by on a budget of £10? Today’s activity is to commit a random act of kindness.
You don’t need to make any grand gestures today. Unless, of course. you’re a grand gestures kind of person, in which case go right on ahead.
Random acts of kindness can be very small, but they can also make a big difference.
Some ideas to try today:
- Pick up some litter in your neighbourhood
- Pay someone a genuine compliment
- Check in on an elderly neighbour during the cold weather
- Shovel some snow off the pavement
- Sign a petition or write to your MP
- Pledge to support a campaign
- Take a few things to a food bank or charity shop
- Chase after someone who’s left their mobile phone behind
- Drop something off at a lost property box or office
- Hold a door open for someone who’s struggling
Even a smile or a quick hug can have a real effect on someone who’s having a bad day. So…get random!
What’s happening here?
I managed another no-spend day yesterday, although I did make the stupid mistake of doing some window shopping in the tail end of the sales. Better avoid that today because the temptation was almost too much. I’ll read a book instead, always helps to take your mind off things.
As today is the last day, I might treat myself to a coffee or a bar of chocolate to mark the end of a busy Tenner Week. The leftover change can go into a charity box somewhere at the weekend. I also have 1 hour and 25 minutes of screen time left out of my TV Diet ration too, so I think it might be time for some trashy telly later.
Total TV watched so far: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total spent so far: £6.95
How’s your budget looking on the last day of Tenner Week? Can you last the whole seven days without going over budget?
At the charity shop yesterday one of the other volunteers was talking about wanting some wild flower seeds and a soil sieve thingamy, but she had no way of getting to the garden centre. This morning I took her some seeds and a sieve as we had spares.
Going to do a tally up. But think I’ve kept to my £30 budget, even using some of it on hubby.
Had to buy a children’s birthday present for this weekend, could have waited til tomorrow but with the cold weather don’t want to go out (school run only).
Hi Thrift Deluxe – what a lovely idea. Hope she was a happy volunteer this morning.
Hello Vicky – money spent on kids doesn’t count, you’re in the clear 🙂
Dear Pennygolightly, no news since ages, what’s up next after the Tenner Week ?
Hi Patricia – we have lots of ideas about getting out of debt next. Here’s the main page:
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