We all have habits, both big and small. They’re things we don’t tend to talk about too much, unless we have a great joke or two to make around the dinner table, and we can instantly spot the signs of a bad habit forming when we’re watching our kids’ behavior. And when you think about it, there’s quite a few habits out there that can really suck your funds up, especially ones to do with your health.
So let’s focus on how you can stop spending so much on habits that really aren’t helping you out, and start saving some of your well earned pennies. And hey, if you’re someone who has a bad habit of spending when you don’t need to, because those sneaky supermarkets are tricking you into it, now’s the time to realise what they’re up to!
Even just thinking about what you could do to kick the habit is a step in the right direction. (Image)
Only Buy What You Need
Are you someone who tends to binge eat? Maybe you like to grab some snacking bags from the chips and dips aisle when you’re just walking through it, and you’ve already finished at least one of the bags before the end of the very same day. If that sounds like something you’d do, then now’s the time to change your shopping habits, to better enable yourself to make some permanent lifestyle changes. When we snack consistently, we start skipping full and proper meals, and that isn’t good for the body.
But if you don’t buy an excess of snacks, then there won’t be an excess of snacks for you to fill yourself up on. When it comes down to it, that’s the crux of an unhealthy eating habit: if it’s not around, you simply won’t snack on it!
Open Up a Savings Account
One of the best things to do for yourself, when it comes to combating a bad health habit that’s sucking up all your funds, is to think about where your money could be put to better use. After all, half of a bad habit is your thought process surrounding it, and that’s the main variable to try and tackle first. When you think healthy, you act healthy.
So, if you’re planning to buy yourself something that you know is going to finish off your paycheck for the week, such as another night out with your friends, why not stop and think for a moment? What do you have planned for the week beyond? The month? The year? That kind of money could be socked away into a savings account, to better fund the vacation you’re thinking of taking a bit further on down the line. Or even see if there’s any alternatives available, like trying out some cheap vaping deals, to make sure you’ve still go a bit of money to put back into the bank.
Your bad health habits can be tough to break, but it all starts with the money involved.