Half - this is a powerful success principle as we reduce our expenses and consumption and in turn increase our levels of unspent money.
Here are some basic examples of how the power of 'half' works:
- Use half as much shampoo and see what happens. Then try half as much again until a minimal viable amount is reached.
- Halve the amount of laundry liquid you use - see what happens. Again aim for a minimal viable amount that works for you.
- Halve the amounts of unplanned trips in the car - plan trips instead to incorporate errands with other necessary commuting
- Halve the amount on your dinner plate
- Use half the amount of meat as normal. Replace meat-based protein with an egg instead.
- Half the amount of loo paper you reel off in one go - count the sheets till you arrive at a minimal viable amount instead of a massive scrunched wad.
- Toothpaste - half the amount to say a minimal viable bead
- Observe what get scrapped off dinner plates after a meal and halve or eliminate those food that regularly get wasted.
- Halve plastic container usage - save and reuse glass jars instead.
- Halve your screen time (phone, TV, iPad) and realise twice as much discretionary time
- Time your showers for a week, then the week after, shower for half as long.
- Half flush on the loo when you can
- Halve sugar in tea
- Cook half as much and thus eat more cold whole fresh foods
- Halve the amount of required time for deadlines at work and watch your productivity rise.
- Talk half as much.
- Make emails half as long.
- Water down dish washing liquid by half
- Halve the amount of water you put in the kettle - in fact, only put exactly the amount you need (as long as it covers the element). A cuppa boils far quicker this way.
Finding minimal viable amounts is key to successfully halving. Keep halving till the amount no longer does its job, then back it up a notch to a minimal viable amount that works just fine.
The list above are just examples - I'm sure you will have far more relevant ones for your circumstances.
Take care and stay nice.