MY ‘FUCK BUDGET’

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The idea of a ‘Fuck Budget’ originates from the book ‘The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck’. Let me briefly explain:

Think of it like you have a certain amount of fucks to give in this world and only certain things are worth it, so essentially you need to decide what to give a fuck about. In the book, there is a lil space for you to write things you shouldn’t give a fuck about,  next that is a space to write what you’re going to give a fuck about instead. Pretty much getting your priorities straight, working out what you should care about.

The book suggests that you should categorise your fucks into ‘things’, ‘work’, ‘friends’ and ‘family’ in that order.  That’s what I’ve gone ahead and done, so here is my ‘Fuck Budget’ for 2018.

THINGS

I won’t give a fuck about: My weight, the number on the scale doesn’t matter in the slightest, it doesn’t define you, you’re not the number.

I will give a fuck about: Cooking healthier meals, I totally love cooking and baking and I find it’s something I don’t make enough time for. I received the Joe Wicks cookbook last Christmas so I’d like to try out more of the recipes, defiantly all of the salmon ones because who doesn’t like salmon!

I won’t give a fuck about: What people think of me, especially when the person is one you’re never going to see again once you’ve finished that course, left your current job etc.

I’ll give a fuck about: What I think of me, as long as I’m happy with myself that’s all that matters. OH, the goal is to make 2019 proud of 2018 me!

I won’t give a fuck about: How I’m doing in comparison to the person next to me or the person I idolise on Instagram. It won’t help me develop myself, it’ll just put me down and hold me back.

I will give a fuck about: Grabbing each opportunity I’m given and trying my absolute best to make the most of it.

I won’t give a fuck about: Being the best at everything.

I will give a fuck about: My blog, I love it, I adore writing and sharing my life on here. I need to make sure that I continue to make time for it even when my schedule gets a bit CRAZY!

I won’t Give a fuck about: Followers, pfftt it’s just another number.

I will give a fuck about: Engagement with other bloggers on social platforms as more interaction is the way forward.

WORK

I won’t give a fuck about: I work for a small outdoor education company, the problem with a small company is when you take a day off sick, EVERYBODY knows. No matter what was wrong with you when you come back you always feel mega guilty, it’s like you’ve let the whole team down. In reality, you know there was no way you could have made it in as you had your head down the toilet all day.

I will give a fuck about: Me time, essentially de-stressing and relaxing after work so I can go back in the next day and give everything I do my all.

FRIENDS

I won’t give a fuck about: Fake friends. Basically, those who only want to hang and talk to you when it’s convenient for them and when there’s no one else around.

I will give a fuck about: The friends they’ve always been there for me, It’d be lovely to see them more often.

FAMILY

I won’t give a fuck about: Certain family members opinions. Of course, I value them however it’s important to take it all with a pinch of salt.

I will give a fuck about: Family members opinions who are more supportive.

There we have it. The list of everything I’m going to care less about in 2018; fingers crossed it’s going to be an even better year than the last one.

What would you put in your ‘Fuck Budget’?

Bryony xx

26 Comments

  1. February 11, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I LOVE this book!! Sarah Knight has such a fab, engaging way of writing. I recently bought the ‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ one and I can’t wait to read it! This is such a fab idea for a post and I totally agree with what you’ve said! xo
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

  2. February 11, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I absolutely loved this post! – cloudyems.wordpress.com .x

  3. February 11, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Loved this! I want to read that book so much!! I won’t give a fuck about people who don’t like me, about what I’m doing or what I eat. Thanks for sharing x

  4. Ayse
    February 11, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    This is such a great post and I love the concept of it aswell! I’ve heard such great things about that book so I may have to pick it up to have a read! Ayse x

  5. February 11, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love this! It’s so important to only care about the important things and ignore the rest. The book must be really great too!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

  6. February 11, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    What an absolutely amazing post! Think I need to take this idea and right my own list! Will be looking out for his books for sure as haven’t heard of it before.
    Thanks for sharing 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

  7. February 11, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I haven’t read this book but I have heard so much about it! I definitely need to check it out now! Loving the idea of a fuck budget! xx corinne

  8. February 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    That book is something i seriously need to read! Loving the post x

  9. February 11, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    AH love this. I’ve just read it myself so also have a ‘fuck’ list, crazy how it really puts things into perspective, fab read! X

  10. February 11, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I LOVE the idea of a fuck budget- it’s something I really need to start using myself! 🙌🏼 Xx

    Jade
    jademarie.co.uk

  11. February 11, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I love this!! I haven’t heard of the book but it seems amazing so will definitely look into it!! I love Joe Wicks’ cook books, definitely try some more recipes because they’re so yummy xx

  12. February 11, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Great post! 🙂 I really need to get this book, or make my own “fuck budget”! Really hope you have a fab year and make yourself proud when you look back!

    Also, fuck fake friends! X

  13. February 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Love this post so so much, I love the idea of a fuck budget I am definitely going to go and write my own after reading this! X

  14. February 11, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Yasss Bryony! This post is amazing and has such a great concept! You’ve inspired me to write my own fuck budget, loved this post more than I can explain!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com

  15. February 11, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I need to read this book. Absolutely everything you’ve said I’m in 100% agreement with, this has inspired me to think of my own x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  16. February 11, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Heard so many good things about this book so I definitely have to buy it!
    A Fuck Budget sounds like a perfect thing to do, may have to steal this from you and give it a go 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.blogspot.co.uk

  17. February 11, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of this book before and I’m so intrigued to have a look for it, it’s such a good idea!

    Kirsty Maynard | justkirstymaynard.co.uk

  18. Candice
    February 12, 2018 / 9:22 am

    I have to admit that number on the scale has always made me feel so shit about myself!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

  19. February 12, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    This is such a great post Bryony! I really need to read this book, sounds like something I would definitely enjoy. I love your list! 💖

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  20. February 12, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    HELL YES to not giving a fuck! I absolutely loved this book and I found it so empowering! I think not giving a fuck about your follow count and instead prioritizing genuine interaction is such a healthy step! Good on you, girl!

    Abbey x

  21. February 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    love this! I want to create my own Fuck Budget now haha! Great read and a great post! x

  22. February 12, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I love this!! It makes me want to make my own list now, haha! 🙂
    I agree, we should do more of the things that make us happy rather than worrying about other people and what they think. If they don’t support you, they don’t matter xx

  23. February 15, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I LOVE THIS! Need to read that book, it sounds like a bit of me!

    Rosie | wearsrosie.com

  24. Charlotte
    February 19, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    This is such a good idea, I think we all give too many fucks about unnecessary things and stress ourselves out. I think I’m not going to give a fuck about what everyone else is doing compared to me but will give a fuck about my own happiness.

    https://my20staughtme.wordpress.com/

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