I have found that it is the beginning of a thing that always seems to be the hardest part.
We dread starting things more than actually accomplishing something. It is the initial forward motion that takes the most effort. Once you get over that first push, momentum propels us forward so long as you are leaning in that direction. The way I look at it, as long as you are even thinking of a forward motion you are already leaning that way.
The hardest part is that very first step.
It is always this way.
When we make up our minds about a thing, we generate the very first forward motion. No matter how small, it is there. And with each forward motion, you propel along until you gain speed. What’s really cool is that the more you move in the forward direction, the easier it gets.
I think this is a law of physics or something, but don’t quote me on that 😉
All I know is the first step to changing or doing anything is deciding to in your mind. I have found that this works in any area of life, which is why I made the very first lesson in our Saving Dollars and Sense: Simple Steps to Financial Fitness that began on Monday all about this very topic.
It probably seems strange to have this be a post about grocery budgets and menu planning.
But if you are new to the idea of menu planning or shopping with a menu plan in hand, this can seem like an overwhelming new way of doing things than you are used to. I want to encourage you to just go ahead and take that first step. Make the decision to change the way you have been doing things.
This Printable Grocery Shopping List is a helpful tool, especially if you are not sure where to begin.
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