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NST June Challenge
A simple, supportive plan (in brief)
J   Just do your best
      Just make a start
      Just breathe
U    Use your time wisely
       Use your money wisely
        Use all the skills you have acquired in your life so far
S    Simplify your routines
       Simplify your wardrobe 
Wear out all those not fit to be seen in public clothes. Stay in your pjs all day (add wellies for outside)
       Simplify your life  Think of all the things you love about lockdown (peace and quiet, less pollution). Work out what you want to keep
T     Take time for yourself  Pamper days. Write down all the things that make you feel better and include daily
        Take time to think about others  Some have lost jobs, homes, lives or loved ones. Food bank use is up. Many charities are struggling. Donate if you can
        Take a deep breath and practice patience, even to those who are thoughtless or selfish. Turn anger to action (practical or political).
J     June challenge runs from Jun 1st to midnight June 30th
         June 30th concludes the first half of the year. I bet 'surviving a pandemic wasn't on your list of resolutions. Look at the second half of the year and set some goals.
        June celebrations include Dare Day, Hug Your Cat Day and Hot Air Balloon Day, awareness days include World Bicycle Day, Environment Day and Food Safety.
U    Use this thread to keep in touch and on track, celebrate your successes and accept commiserations and help when things go wrong
       U should set your budgets before the start of the month 
       U should plan your meals, cook from scratch and allow for missing ingredients
N     NSDs 15 for the month if possible
        No takeaways, chain coffee shops etc. No problem - substitute fakeaways, virtual coffees with friends and virtual playdates for youngsters
        No holiday? No problem - have a staycation in your own home, lie in the sun and read, eat ice creams and 'exotic' food, take virtual tours of museums, zoos, make            your own adventure playground. Whatever you want - make it happen (children could dress up as/ make puppets of various animals)
E      Exercise is essential. Make it fun. Put on some music and get moving (might help with the housework too)
         Exercise your gratitude muscles by posting 3 things you are grateful for each day
         Enjoy yourself. Make everything an adventure
So who will join in with Just June

My mission in life is not only to survive,but to thrive and to do so with some Passion, some Compassion, some Humour and some Style.
NST Feb No 1 No Debt No mortgage


  • edited 5 June 2020 at 4:02PM
    mothernerdmothernerd Forumite
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    edited 5 June 2020 at 4:02PM
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    1   mothernerd
    2   Toni'sfriend
    3   Kerrywoman
    4   f0xh0les
    5   shabbychic12
    6   misstara
    7   apple_muncher
    8   greent
    9   Narola1976
    10  PurpleFairy26
    11  Deni_debt_free-dreamer
    12  Santiago99
    13  Noaidi
    14  crazy_cat_lady
    15  DarknessIntoPower
    16  abundant
    17  Calling14
    18  abbi_aurelia
    19  ditty1234
    20  Lookafterthepennies
    Honorary cheerleader (pompoms and lycra optional)

    My mission in life is not only to survive,but to thrive and to do so with some Passion, some Compassion, some Humour and some Style.
    NST Feb No 1 No Debt No mortgage
  • Toni'sfriendToni'sfriend Forumite
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    Me please, Mothernerd, and thank you for doing this.
    Have adventures. laugh a lot and always be kind.
  • Kerry_WomanKerry_Woman Forumite
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    Hi Can you please add me to the list.  Thanks.
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  • f0xh0lesf0xh0les Forumite
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    Me please mothernerd, I have just booked my first appointment for the diary in June.  Just giving blood, but  it will be a trip to town for the first time in 3 months. 
    MFW#65 April 21 = £85,999.99 next target £80k in December 2021
    E/F £17,000 but I still need a new roof and an extension and the loft boarding out.
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    I’m still here~just😂. Please count me in 
    Was an 2019 early retirement wannabe now 2020 :rotfl:
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    All this saving l'm turning into my Dad :rotfl:
  • misstaramisstara Forumite
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    Count me in mothernerd
    Debt at LBM Jan 2014 £10458.09 Now £0
    New flat debt Jan 2017 £2302.75 Now £0
    Debt Feb 2020: Credit card - £607.09. Now £0
    Car - £4992.88. Now £3231.04 (35.3% paid)
    Emergency fund - £814.17/£1000. Car fund - £422.11/£1000.
    Flat deposit - £306.03/£15,000 (2% saved).
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Just wonderful! Me too, please!
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    Mortgage £300 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Count me in please :) 
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Net sales 2021 £159.55/£500 Decluttering 2021: 370/1000
  • Narola1976Narola1976 Forumite
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    Count me in too please
    Starting Total = £35156.29
    Current Total = £28428.22
    19% of debt paid off so far

    Debt Free by Christmas September August July 2023!
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    Count me in please. Thanks for running it mothernerd 
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