Take Care of Yourself First!

posted by Melissa Cappleman
August 10, 2011

It’s time to look out for Number ONE! Let me show you how taking care of yourself first is the best way you can take care of others. I know this is totally contrary to the way we were raised (especially for those of us who are parents), but consider this…

Struggling with money affects those around you
When you are sick with the flu – you stay home from work because you don’t want to infect others and spread those nasty germs! Well, let’s apply that science to your everyday life. The truth is, with everything you do, YOU AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU, both positively and negatively, regardless of whether you are sick or in perfect health! This includes struggling with money!

It’s time to take a look at how you are taking care of yourself – both financially and emotionally.

Help with money management

If you are drowning in credit card debt and are unable to manage your cash flow, then how can you really enjoy a dinner with friends or feel guilt-free about purchasing that new outfit? It’s your everyday choices that have gotten you where you are today, so perhaps it’s time to take an objective look at the choices you make each day. Sometimes something as simple as logging into your online bank account EVERY DAY can help you better manage your spending. What are you doing that is financially unhealthy for you and how can you learn to start making healthy financial choices?

When you make smart financial decisions, you feel more confident in your decision making overall. When you are confident, you attract confident, positive people (or at least you bring out those traits in the people you know!). People become more confident and trusting in you, and you are able to focus full energies on their needs rather than constantly worrying about your own situation.

Get out of debt fast

Here’s a little example you can use this week and see how it makes you feel.
Don’t buy your daily cup of coffee this week, make it at home, and take it with you, instead. Save that $3 per day for 5 days this week. Put that extra $15 toward an immediate online payment on your credit card. Since you are paying at least your minimums, this payment will go toward your principle balance. You just eliminated $15 (interest free!) from your total debt and took a giant first step toward financial freedom!
Now, $15 may not seem like an amount worth celebrating, but when Coach Melissa helps you find handfuls of these situations that add up quickly, ways to help you get out of debt fast, you’ll see that there is light at the end of your debt tunnel and you can reach it quicker than you ever imagined you could!

Call Coach Melissa today for a free, no obligation finance coaching consultation on how to improve your financial, and lifestyle, situations.

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