My Week, My Weekend
Identify what’s important so you get the most out of every week.
Money Mindset Steps
Individually, draw a 2-week calendar, and mark which days you have commitments and which days you have time off. Often schedules, time commitments, and leisure activities change based on the day of the week. Looking to our time-off (whenever that might fall) can give us a sense of how to budget our money, time, and energy.
Fill in your 2-week calendar with all the typical activities you do during the day. Every activity costs something whether that is time, energy, or money. Score each activity between 1-3 for how much time, energy, or money it costs. For example, cooking a meal at home costs 1 money, 3 time, and 2 energy. Everyone’s score will be unique to them.
Review your calendar. How does your spending on days you are busy compare to spending during your time off? When and where are you spending the most time? Money? Energy? (Use the coaching questions to facilitate more discussion.)
• How do your priorities change when you are busy or not busy?
• Looking at your calendar, is there anything you want to change?
• What could you do to prepare for next week?
Remember, time when you are busy might include parenting, family care, or going to school or classes.
Remind the group that everything costs time, energy, or money, and this will look different to everyone.