2017 is here with a bang, and for most, resolutions have already been broken. There isn’t a right or wrong time to start to put more into yourself, though – you don’t necessarily have to wait for January 1st to start your journey, nor do you have to put it off until the next year because you missed that deadline.
This is a time to be frugal in what you do, but put money into the things that matter. Sounds like a paradox? You’d be correct in thinking so. However, investing in your image rather than spending money on pints in the pub makes for better in the long-term. Beer makes you confident for a night; assurance in yourself will make you confident for a lifetime.
So where is this all going, exactly? Well, an initial outlay into something that requires your time rather than your pennies is always going to be worthwhile – for you. It will provide you with focus, something that is being lost nowadays due to the fact that money can buy you pretty much anything. It’s not a bad thing that money can get you places; it works a lot of the time. But this is about doing something for you and you only, and getting the motivation required to do so.
Start by going running – outside. It is free and it works. If this doesn’t float your boat, search for “fitness gym near me”, then see it as money well-spent into something that matters. Running is beneficial not just for weight loss, but for formulating a routine, helping you to sleep better and relieving you of stress. Put simply: running is healthy for you. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go, or even if you go off track; what matters is that you’re on the right track to being a better you throughout.
With the running comes the drinking. There are so many options to choose from with a bountiful selection of sports drinks out there, but you can’t beat plain old water. We all know about the many benefits there are to drinking it, so why don’t we do it more? Make it your mission to indulge in as much of the good stuff as you can (your body will definitely thank you for it after exercise), and watch it start to work its magic on your skin, energy levels and general wellbeing.
Here’s where the money comes into it. Doing a lot of free stuff and drinking a lot of free things means more money left over to play with. This is where it can be put wisely it into things that matter – whether this is the bank, an ISA, a savings bond or something that is completely off finance and will make you feel top dollar. A new haircut will make you feel fresh, a cut-throat shave does wonders for your self-confidence if that’s your sort of thing, and a splurge on some new trainers will be an asset in the long run (excuse the pun).
Money can get you places, but it’s always best to remember that motivation will get you further. If you’re feeling good about yourself along the way, what’s not to lose?