It’s easy to get fixed on making money and spending money. But, if you don’t feel good, and you aren’t healthy while all of this process is going on, then you’re probably missing the bigger picture. Making money and spending it has to come with a balance of health, and that means you need to at least give some thought to nutrition and exercise in your brain processes.
So taking that one step further, you can combine ideas of money and health by thinking about how to spend money in order to maximize your health, thereby allowing you to appreciate the rest of your money that much more. It feels a little circular, but consider each of the following to promote the thought.
Get Your Vitamin Balance Right
If you run into vitamin deficiencies, all of the money in the world in your bank account isn’t going to make you feel better. In fact, you may end up heading to the doctor and spending a pretty penny on fixing yourself if you let those vitamins get too far out of whack. So spend your money on good food first of all, and then buy supplements as needed if there’s an early indication of an imbalance in your system.
Find Your Exercise Motivation
There are lots of rich people who have a ton of cash and luxury surrounding them, but end up frustrated, restless, stir-crazy, and even sore because they spend all day sitting in a chair doing things like programming or administrative work. Get some motivation from exercising! Keep your heart healthy by doing some cardio, and you can even buy a treadmill to give yourself the convenience of always having a way to get that heart rate up.
The Organic Phenomenon
You already know that organic food is way more expensive. But when you’re thinking about the cost vs. benefit of buying these highly-advertised products, you should realize that even as the costs of the items are tripled, there’s very little nutritional difference, if any at all. Want to save some bucks, just buy the normal groceries.
When you decide to spend money to get yourself healthy, do it with a partner. This could be your spouse. Or a co-worker. Or a friend. Heck, even a stranger would work. The point is to create some social pressure on yourself to stick to your nutritional and healthy goals that you’re spending your hard-earned cash on. Having a person as a reminder helps you change your habits more effectively.
Think Long-Term Results
Just like with money, health is a long-term objective. So if you have to spend more money at first to give yourself a better chance at long-term health, that’s the way to go. If it means buying better food or equipment, then take that as an initial sunk cost and pull yourself up by those bootstraps!