We work HARD for our money. So of course we always want our money to be spent the best way possible! One of the biggest objections I hear in my health and fitness business is that people can't afford to spend money on improving their health and fitness. - we are all so guilty for putting ourselves last! We would rather spend money on our kids and families or put money away for other investments. YES! I'm so glad that you are prioritizing others too - but let's face it - in order to do our families justice and be good moms, dads, girlfriends, coworkers - whatever - we have to be our best SELVES so that we can serve others in the best ways too.
Here are FIVE ways that you can save yourself FIVE DOLLARS (at least) every single stinking day! Would love for you to comment below with your own ideas too!
1. I think this one is the most important - make your priorities and decide what your "non-negotiables" are - AKA what are the things that you CAN'T/WON'T give up because they bring you joy or are necessary for your life. I must remind you at this time that you only get ONE body to live in - and ONE life! So please do me a favor! Make one of your non-negotiables dedicated to improving YOU.
2. Eat at home and pack your lunch. My boyfriend and I went out to eat last week (which we really don't do often) The price of TWO meals + TWO drinks + tip was $50. If you are doing this multiple times a week - WHAT ARE YOU SPENDING just on ONE meal?? - Lunch at our cafeteria is pretty affordable - I would say between $5 to $10. But if you bring your OWN lunch and use your food from home you are saving just that much more each day!
3. Make your coffee at home! I am SO guilty of an occasional coffee house drink. But that is the thing - it is a TREAT! Not a daily occurrence. A medium sized latte will run you around $5 these days... at least.
4. Go shopping with a list and stick to the list. Don't' browse unnecessary aisles - it is just too tempting to throw something you really don't need into the cart. I guarantee you are guilty of target browsing and buying at least $20 worth of items you don't really nice! I may or may not be speaking from experience....
5. Do you have items in your closet you haven't worn in ages? Bring your gently used items into a retail store that offers cash for your nice but lightly used items. I have made as much as $50 in one trip AND made space in my closet! Now that is a win win!
How do YOU save money? What are your non-negotiables? What are you saving for health and fitness wise and what are you putting into play TODAY to make it happen?
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