Today I decided to walk about 7km to my destination which isn’t too much in my view. Sure a vehicle would be a lot faster but this is often one of the ways I save money funny enough. By staying healthy and active I don’t need to spend money on gym memberships or other things to make up for bad habits. I was randomly asked today from a person on how much I walk as she was curious why it didn’t seem like I would get tired after some strenuous activities. I mentioned quite a bit and how I walked that 7km today.
She was pretty shocked as if this was like someone climbing a mountain or something where I reassured that it really wasn’t that bad once you get used to it. This kind of made me think about financial habits in general and how I feel you have to start doing the things that are good for you even when you don’t need it. For example, just because you have one thousand dollars in your pocket and are debt free doesn’t mean you should just ignore your spending as if money is nothing. You should constantly be doing things to ensure you will always stay in a positive position. It’s a little too late to worry about things like savings when you are in debt as an example. It’s kind of the same thing with your health too I feel.
Practice makes perfect too where as weird as it may sound investing or finding ways to use your money to make more money requires you to train your mind to do so I feel. Otherwise you kind of go into the default way of thinking where you only think if you can get the stuff you want today. The idea of using today’s effort to automatically work for you tomorrow as well is a good incentive to develop those habits. Or at the same time, how today’s efforts can get you the same results tomorrow for less exponentially.