Every Sunday I do a WIR or Week In Review. Where I assess the week and contemplate what I could do to facilitate life, increase satisfaction & leisure, and live lighter, wiser & more simply. Less stuff, less debt more freedom & peace of mind. Positive habits take awhile to build and we do tend to default to habitual paths of least resistance if we aren’t self-aware, and actively jump-start ourselves to positive change, which if done consistently enough, become our new habits & a simpler life.
This week, finances! 2 simple ways to reduce expenditures. Cut out morning coffee , by bringing my own along, & bringing my own lunch.
Total saved, about $20/day.
I confess that I spend way too much money eating out. Along with my morning Peets, lunch averages around $15+, although I generally will try to put together a healthy dinner at home. So for this week my big challenge is to start bringing my lunch to work!
I get bored with what I eat relatively easily, and the food has to not only be healthy and appetizing but also displayed in a pretty way. Bento boxes seem like a great solution. Brown rice rolls along with a side salad, crudites & protein (tofu, egg, etc) may at least temporarily relieve my insatiable eating out habit! How long will this last for? I hope, forever, or there will always be a gaping hole in my checking account :(.
Bento box inspiration for the week.
This beautiful natural wood Kyo box can be purchased here .