Check in on the big win
You’re just a few days away from completing this challenge. In order to achieve your goals or understand where you got off track, it’s important to periodically check in on them and your progress.
Take a look back at your biggest win category goal. Are you under budget with just a few days left in this challenge?
If you are under, think about how awesome it will be to celebrate this win a few days from now. This is a BIG win, right? And it shows you that progress towards goals is attainable. This is only the beginning. Perhaps you can treat yourself to something special - as long as it doesn’t tip you over in this or another category. Maybe it took a lot of willpower to make sure you stayed on track here, but you’ve made it this far so you can make it all the way!
How will you celebrate it? Check in with your accountability partner and get their ideas.
If you’re over budget, pinpointing which transaction can help you identify what got you off course. It could have been a moment of weakness, stress, or even necessity. An easy way to do this is to filter your Transactions sheet by the category and review your detailed transactions.
Becoming aware of what was going on when you got off track can help you stay on track in the future and help you set better targets in the future. Going over might have been inevitable. What’s another category where you’re under that you can feel good about? Plus, if your cash flow to date is positive then you’re still in a good spot overall for the month.
Your turn to share
Chime in below with how it’s going for you. Wherever you are is okay! We’re here to support each other through this challenge and the awareness and willingness to be honest is a crucial step toward making change.