Times have changed and so should your budget. Be more mindful of where your money is going now and adjust your budget to fit your current situation. Instead of giving you the traditional advice I want to break from the norm.
Taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Health really is wealth. Especially since we don't know when or if there will be another stimulus check coming. In the wake of this ongoing pandemic, the best thing you can do is start or continue your self-care practice.
We all know we should be exercising and eating better but what about taking care of your mind?
Learn to Meditate:
Meditation won’t solve all of your problems, but mindfulness can help, especially with anxiety, stress, and helping you stay in the moment. It's important to block out the noise and quiet your mind and anxiety. It is tough “going" to work every day, running a business, and/or taking care of your family. Personally, some days I'm stressed, some days I'm relaxed but every day I'm doing my best to meditate. My business focuses on financial health but we believe in mental health just as much. Here are some ways to get a few of my favorite meditation apps FREE and/or cheap!
The Calm App is amazing because it includes guided meditations for everything!! Stress, anxiety, gratitude, happiness and so much more. They also have a star-studded lineup of voices I'm loving, like Matthew McConaughey and Lebron James just to name a few. I have been learning to meditate in their 30-day program and falling asleep faster via their sleep stories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My daughter has been listening to Lebron James' rain on leaves mix and drifting off to dreamland with peaceful piano lullabies from five Disney Music classics—Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan.
If you have an eligible American Express card you can get a YEAR free here:
To access this complimentary membership, Amex card members will need to visit Calm.com/Amex and create a Calm account. If you don’t have an American Express card there is a limited free version of the Calm app and a free 7-day trial of the premium version, but after that, the premium will cost you $70-a-year, or a little less than $6 bucks a month.
Free meditations (no signup required) here:
Calm app is available to Kaiser Permanente members at no cost:
My sign up link that will give you 30 days of free calm here (limited 5 people):
This app includes guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style. If you are a visual learner this app will be great for you.
3 free guided meditations (no sign up required):
On the same page, you will find that headspace plus is free for anyone who is unemployed right now (and you get a whole year free too).
Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US
Residents of Los Angeles County can sign up to access Headspace Plus at no cost until December 31st, 2020:
Then Just 👏🏾 show 👏🏾 up 👏🏾 EVERYDAY.