My 2017 Fuck Budget

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To those of you not aware, the idea of a fuck budget comes from Sarah Knight’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck’ – which by the way I highly recommend if you fancy a motivating, feel good book that doesn’t make you want to vom with its wishy washy-ness.

And I think it’s important to have one. How often do we get caught up in the little niggles of life, things that actually don’t matter at all. In the grand scheme of things, who gives a fuck that the barista made your latte with full fat instead of semi skimmed milk?!

We all waste our time on things that don’t matter. And we do it on auto-pilot, which is why I LOVE the idea of being conscious and aware of what I put my effort into. I can choose what I spend my energy on. What I give a fuck about. And I think there’s something quite empowering about that.

So here’s my 2017 Fuck Budget – things I’m consciously choosing deserve my time, attention and energy… and the things that don’t.


Do give a fuck about going to the gym to feel good about myself

Don’t give a fuck about going to the gym to punish myself for enjoying food


Do give a fuck about making time to switch off from tech/social media

Don’t give a fuck about how many followers I have compared to everyone else


Do give a fuck about mindful eating

Don’t give a fuck about what anyone else thinks of my diet/the way I eat


Do give a fuck about passing my driving test

Don’t give a fuck about affording/buying a car


Do give a fuck about finally paying off student overdraft

Don’t give a fuck about not being able to save up for a house deposit yet


Do give a fuck about travel

Don’t give a fuck about having to travel on a budget/staying in glamorous rooms


Do give a fuck about finding a method of organising myself that works

Don’t give a fuck about making it Instagram worthy


Do give a fuck about improving my photography skills

Don’t give a fuck about trying to get a bright white Instagram feed that doesn’t suit my lifestyle


Do give a fuck about my skin and taking care of it

Don’t give a fuck about wearing makeup every day


Do give a fuck about finding time to relax/unwind

Don’t give a fuck about feeling guilty for being selfish with my time


Do give a fuck about spending money on experiences

Don’t give a fuck about not having much disposable income to buy things with


Do give a fuck about creating a capsule makeup collection which I love everything in

Don’t give a fuck about owning the latest makeup items