It’s Wealth & Wellness Month!
Last year, we declared September Wealth & Wellness Month. Initially, it was a way we paid homage to the launch of our program, the Wealth & Wellness Summit, which we hosted for college students in the Greater Washington, DC area. Since these are tips any of us (in college or not) can use, we are declaring every September, moving forward, Wealth & Wellness Month.
As the month comes to a close, there is still time to do something – at least one thing – to strengthen your wealth (finances, debt, career planning) and your health (weight loss, emotional balance, and keeping physically active). We thought about updating the list of thirty things you can do in September, one tip for each day, but the compilation is one that is consistent and probably applies to all of us. So…if you missed the list last year, here it is again (add your own suggestions in the comment section below):
30 ways to improve your wealth and wellness
Initially, we declared September 2012 Wealth & Wellness month in honor of our upcoming summit for college students to help them develop positive strategies for creating optimal wealth (career planning, exploring entrepreneurship, and reducing debt) and health (stress reduction, positive emotional health, and healthy relationships); however, I’ve decided to issue a clarion call to adults and students, alike, to use September to actively reflect upon and take action to improve access to wealth and healthy living.
So, here’s a list of 30 things you can do each day during Wealth & Wellness month in September:
1. Swap out one sugary food for a healthy one during breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time
2. Make an appointment for a dental cleaning
3. Organize a girlfriends (or guys!) group walk, hike, yoga, or Dance Trance class
4. Pack a homemade picnic and invite your beloved to dine with you
5. Go stargazing with a friend or spouse
6. Update your resume and ask a mentor or friend to review it
7. Open a savings account
8. Make an appointment for a pedicure or manicure
9. Have your blood pressure checked
10. Join a support group if you have lost a loved one recently
11. Introduce your child to a new vegetable (roasted carrots and red bell pepper are healthy, sweet, and delicious)
12. Engage a mentor to help you build a business
13. Pay off a credit card (start with the one with the lowest balance)
14. Talk to your child, Godchild, or young family members about money
15. Donate gently worn professional attire to Dress for Success
16. Talk to an experienced, licensed financial planner about investing in stocks, Roth IRAs, or CDs
17. Draft a will or living will
18. Get a mammogram
19. Tell your loved ones you love them
20. Eat dinner with the family, at the table, and not in front of the television
21. Disengage social media for 1 day
22. Donate your time or money to a worthy cause
23. Make an appointment to have your hearing or vision tested
24. Spend quality time with your pet(s)
25. Do 1 good thing for 1 person today
26. Try a vegetarian meal
27. Put on sunscreen – use an appropriate SPF
28. Substitute your drink full of spirits with a non-alcoholic option
29. Take an elderly parent or neighbor to the doctor
30. Tell someone else about Wealth & Wellness month. Better yet, share this list with others.
How have you celebrated Wealth & Wellness month? Let us know if any of these suggestions worked for you or your family, by emailing us, or comment below.
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