Hello! How are you doing in September? Not long ago we were in the middle of summer and in a few days we will start October … we must see how time passes.
The month of September is a time that many people use for the typical proposals for the new course , as is the same at the beginning of the year. One of the most common is to lose weight and I am sure that many have proposed this right?
And why don’t you propose your personal finances better? Do you know that improving your physique and improving your personal finances are closely related? You do not believe it? Keep reading and you will see.
The relationship between weight loss and personal finances
Both to exercise and to better manage your personal finances you will need certain exactly the same attitudes, for example:
- Patience , because you will not see the results in a short time.
- Perseverance , to keep you on track.
- Control , to lose weight you have to keep track of what you eat and to improve your personal finances you have to take care of your spending habits.
And not only attitudes, but many of the techniques that work for personal finance also do if your goal is to lose weight. Both activities have the same mental cues, doubts and fears .
Let’s see some of them.
Visual reminders to stay focused on your goal
For personal finances work great, always use images, always visible, of those goals you want to meet to motivate you.
It may be the image of the vacation spot where you want to go or the car you want to buy.
The same happens if your goal is to lose weight.
A photo of you from when you were thinner or a board where you go watching how you lose weight until you gradually reach your target weight.
Visual things, which you see, are one of the best tricks to motivate you so do not take it lightly and use it well as a spur to keep on track .
Create a progress bar
Another trick that works very well, related to the previous one, is to create a progress bar so that you know at all times how much you have and how much you have left until you reach your goal.
It is something that works both for weight loss and for your personal finances.
It works especially well because you will realize that every action, even if it is small, counts because the bar will be closer to your goal.
Make good decisions
This means that you have to think and control your actions well.
If your goal is to lose weight, it is important that you know the nutritional content of the food you eat.
If you want to improve your spending habits it is essential that you know what you are spending your money superfluously.
The 10-second rule
I have already spoken to you about how well the 10-second rule works to avoid many impulsive expenses.
Well, it’s also a great trick to avoid eating food that may not come in handy for your weight loss goal.
Stop to think for 10 seconds if that food will help you achieve the weight you are looking for or if on the contrary it will take you away from your goal.
Put it into practice and you will see how well it works.
Reward yourself from time to time
Everyone, both in terms of food and personal finances, has our weaknesses. Foods you can’t go through without eating a lot of time or expenses that you have to do if or if. Do not fight them. Allow yourself a whim once in a while. This will motivate you to stay in your main objective.
So as you have seen improve your diet to get slim is very similar to improving personal finances.