Budgeting or dieting – it’s the same mindset

Have you ever gone on a diet and tried to lose weight?

Many of us, at some time in our lives, have felt the need to reduce our girth and get into shape. Why do we do this?

Sometimes it’s because the doctor has told us to do this for the betterment of our health. Sometimes, we’ve believed the hype about looking more attractive by reducing our physical appearance. And sometimes we do it because we just want to feel better about the direction our lives are heading.

The first step is to decide which weight reduction formula you’ll try first. Nowadays, there’s a myriad of products available on the market. Do an internet search or even look in an old-fashioned phone book and you’ll see them all.

Their advertising tells you to ’beware of all the other fad diets’ and they lure you with promises of reducing your weight without feeling any pain. All of them are just waiting for to you to sign up.

As we all know, it doesn’t matter which diet plan you choose; if you’re not prepared to change your lifestyle somewhat then it won’t work and you’ll end up disappointed. That’s a fact.

Starting a budget shares the same mindset as losing weight. In both scenarios, success comes from making some lifestyle changes.  That doesn’t need to be difficult. It takes 21 days to change a habit.

We’re not going to make any fancy promises that we can’t keep. However we will say – if it takes just 21 days to make a new habit, then why not give our simple system a try for just one month. That gives you a week of your new financial lifestyle after you’ve created a new habit.

Doesn’t really seem so difficult, does it?

 

© Carmel McCartin – Budget Bitch

And don’t forget – (The views expressed in this blog are the personal opinions of the author. Don’t rely on them to make financial decisions; you have to make up your own mind. If you don’t like the content – then either stop reading or send me an email)

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