A (free!) year-long program with monthly themes, printable calendars, and weekly challenges to help you budget, get organized, stress less, and have the best year of your life.
Um, hi. 2018 called and said it wants it's pulse checked because it went by so fast, there's no way it really happened! It's 2019 already?? Yeesh. Looking back on 2018, it was an incredible year. Not only in my personal life, but here at FunCheapOrFree as well. I shared a little bit of over on Instagram recently about some of the big changes happening for us in 2019. However, while we believe in shaking things up and adventuring into new territory, here are FCF we also believe firmly in things that are “tried and true”. Thus, by popular demand I (re)introduce to you, this year’s FCF year-long campaign for positive change in our lives…
…Focused In '19
(…our (free!) year-long program with monthly challenges to help you have the best year ever.)
You all know how much I love planning an entire year ahead. It's not only much easier than you would think, but the amount of focus and accomplishment it brings is astronomical. But hey, no need to reinvent the wheel, and no need to do it alone! Our Focused in '19 challenge is simple. Every month we email you a calendar with weekly challenges based around a monthly theme. It's completely free, all you have to do is follow along and reap the rewards!
Let’s take a peek at what we’ve got in store for Focused in '19 program…
Here's how it will work:
- Step one, simply SIGN UP HERE to join the program for free. It's that simple! No strings attached!
- Once signed up, you will get a free printable calendar emailed to you on the first of each month, as well as emails with info on the weekly challenges.
- Each month will have a theme; something to work on in our own lives that will make us absolute ROCKSTARS. See below for a sneak peek and description of the themes for each month.
- Don't worry, blog posts will go on as usual. But I will try to tie in many of my blog and social media posts to the challenge for those following along.
- There will be weekly challenges within the month. Try them! Do them! Get your friends and family involved! Trust me, they will be fun, and they WILL make your life better if you give it the good ol' college try.
- Participate on social media! Use the hashtag #Focusedin19 for pictures and status updates on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest…
- There will be giveaways for participating! We will be giving away prizes EACH MONTH for those who play along! (Now you're listening, aren't you?) It will be fun to see everyone's progress and how we are each molding the challenges to make them work for us. Really, can you imagine the ideas that will be shared?! I'm giddy just thinking about it…
Here's an idea of some of the things you can expect throughout the year:
Helping our wallets recover from their Holiday Hangover! We'll focus on simple budgeting, doing a cash system for 1-month, getting back-to-basics, debt vs savings, and a week-long spending freeze challenge! Buy everything you need now, because starting January 13th no spending a dime for 7 days!
It is the month of love, after all! We will work on being more selfless, spending quality time with those we care about, ways to be a better friend, fun/cheap/free date ideas, how to have an affordable Valentine's day, affordable ways to show love (platonic and romantic), and more.
By now, most of us have fizzled out of our New Year's Resolutions…but not over here at FCF! We will be drinking more water, taking more steps, discover healthy recipes, learning lots of great (simple) exercises to do at home (even while brushing your teeth!), will learn cheap/free ways to be active, beauty health and wellness tips, and more.
April: Focus on Organization
The birds are chirping, weather is warming up and spring is in the air! With it we’ve got that spring cleaning itch so let’s open up those . We will do a 22-day organization challenge, will learn to make affordable cleaning products, will learn quick and easy ways to clean/organize things, and will have tons of printables for organizing every aspect of your life.
May: Focus on Simplification
This month is chaos with graduations, class parties, programs, and everything else that goes into wrapping up the school year. So we are going to make space in our lives to breath, reflect on what matters most, figure out what we can get rid of (mentally and physically) and just simplify our lives a little bit more. It’s going to be a great month without adding extra to your plate!
June: Focus on Summer
Whoa, is it summer already?? This month we'll focus on making it the best summer ever! Plan out your activities in advance, learn cheap travel tricks, summer party ideas on a dime, great summer recipes, fun activities to do with your family, games and get-to-know you activities you've probably never tried and yes maybe a fun bucket list for your family!
July: Focus on Summer cont.
The kids are home…bored…and driving you nuts. This month we'll continue focusing on all things summer. We're going to learn to let loose and live a little! Dance parties in your kitchen, getting outside and playing, doing something a little crazy, shaking off inhibition and making this month one of the funnest of our lives. Will include lots of cheap and easy party ideas so we can spread the fun to others.and we'll even have a hands-free week that I hope you all participate in!
August: Back to Productivity
Summer is ending and it is time to get back into the swing of things! This month we’ll shake off all the cobwebs and tackle those to-dos. Productivity tips and tricks, easing our families back into routines and setting things up for school year success! Let's encourage ourselves to keep our brains fresh and active, just as we encourage our own kids. And of course, we will cover lots of back-to-school tips and tricks. Don’t worry, we may even add a few reminders to breath.
This month it is time shop from our pantries, fridges and freezers. We will be trying new recipes, sharing tutorials, getting creative and even using this time to get some cleaning done. This month is going to have some really exciting things in store including a giveaway and a surprise we are working on now so be on the lookout!
October: Focus on Finances
We thought this was the perfect time of year for another month to focus on our finances. Why? For starters the holidays are coming! Seriously? Already? Yes, it's true! This year at FCF we are going to be ahead of the game. Freezing our spending, looking for ways to save money, earn money, and we'll even have some challenges to help you save enough money for Christmas…in one month!
November: Focus on Gratitude
‘Tis the season for thanks and giving, after all. Let us work on finding gratitude in everything. We will also have plenty of tips and tricks to get you ready for Thanksgiving, and lots of fun/cheap/free ways to show thanks to others.
December: Focus on Others
It's the most wonderful time of the year. This month will be all things OTHERS. Gift-giving, random acts of kindness, service to others, hosting parties, playing hostess to visiting friends and family, we will cover it all. Let's turn the tables and exercise our ability to focus on others…and in return, better ourselves.
So what do you say? Are you in??
Focused in ‘19 is coming at you so get excited to make the most out of this year taking it one day at a time! It’s going to be a blast and even better that we get to do it together!
Again, be sure to SIGN UP HERE so you can follow along without missing anything!
*fist bump* *triple clap around the back* *finger hook snap clap* *chest bump**grunt like a man!*