Stop watching TV! I know this may seem a bit extreme but on average a person spends 24 hours in front of the TV a week. Wow!, I was shocked when I found out this, imagine what you could do if you used that time to do something positive in your life.
This was probably one of the biggest factors that changed my life, I found myself depressed, overweight, over whelmed with debts and couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m not sure how I discovered this but one day, I just decided not to turn the TV on and sit down and face my problems head on. I sat at the table with all my bills, and realised I needed to change my life. At this point, I didn’t know how I was going to do this but I released that the hours I spent watching TV were a waste of my time. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy TV and watch it regular now but only after Ive spent at least 2 hours working on myself and my long term plan.
Takeaways! Everyone loves a curry, pizza or kebab but this was also a major problem in my life. After going through my bank statements, trying to figure out where all my money goes, I realised I was spending far too much money on eating out and takeaways, probably the reason I was 5 stone over weight at this point.
Planning your food and meals for the week, really helped me save lots of money and loose weight fast! I don’t believe in fad diets or weight loss plans, but just planning meals in advance helped me, without even trying to diet. Add structure to your life and it may even save you a few quid too!
The third step is mindset, you need to change your mindset to stop thinking you have a debt problem and switch your focus into realising that you have a income problem. The bottom line is, you need to find out how to make more money even if your on benefits or have a minimum wage job. I know this sounds obvious but we have various articles that can help you with ways you can do this.
Stop helping other people! I know this may sound strange but if your struggling with housing, money problems or depressed with your current situation, then it needs to stop. You need to focus on yourself and your family, you can always help other people when your in a better position in the future. Work out your plan? I find imaging what I want to achieve and where you want to be in 5 years, then working backwards to figure out exactly how and what I need to do to achieve this.
Hard Work! The fifth step is to realise that making changes in your life is not going to be easy. I know from experience that there is no get rich quick scheme and no one is going to help you, it’s up to you now to change your life and start working hard on your future. It’s going to be tough, really tough but the pay off will be worth it!
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