Have you ever wondered why you have good habits in one area of your life but fail to organize yourself in another?
Maybe you’re super organized at the office but your house is a mess or you’re motivated to go to the gym but you can’t keep up with a budget. You are not alone. The good part is that you can apply these good habits in many areas of your life.
Usually money is the ugly duckling in the equation of our lives and no matter how well we organize ourselves from other points of view, financially it doesn’t seem as simple.Read More
You stick to a schedule
If you have a sports routine that has turned into a daily ritual you definitely have it because at the beginning you consciously chose to make time for it and include it in your program. Your bank account will not look miraculously better if you do not take a little time every day to analyze it and see what you can improve. Schedule 15 minutes a day or 30 minutes a week to look at the numbers and update your budget. This little habit reduces your stress level and balances you mentally.
Don’t do it alone
Just as you are more likely to go to the gym if you do it with a friend, you will also build a better relationship with your money if you have people with whom you can talk about it. We don’t think twice before talking about how it was at the gym or in the office but we don’t feel comfortable talking openly about financial issues and much of the stress of money comes from the fact that we have to deal with ourselves. You can change that by starting to talk about money with people you trust.
You have a purpose
Any wellness routine starts with setting a goal. It can change along the way but the essential thing is that you have identified your North Star. Apply this in relation to money. Many people make mistakes because they set generic goals, such as “I have to save” without nailing more concrete details. Be specific: “I want to save x dollars by the end of the year so I can buy y.” You will be surprised at how motivated you will be to stick to the plan.
You try new things
Have you read an article about a new type of training and decided to give it a try? This habit of always learning new things and expanding your knowledge applies perfectly in relation to money. If you are not making progress in achieving your money goals maybe it’s time to try something new. Analyze what you are doing now and see what you can change.
You have someone to help you
Whether it’s fitness or nutrition, when you feel you can’t get the results you want or you’re not sure what steps to follow seek the help of an expert. When it comes to money, however, we don’t usually do the same thing. But just like a coach, for example, a coach in financial matters can help you identify your goals, act accordingly and constantly.