Binging Can Do More Harm Than Good
Many people choose the New Year as the starting point to make a change in their lives – to make a fresh start. They also choose the beginning of the month or the beginning of the week to start. Along with the choice of start date, they choose another strategy. They choose to binge.
If they are choosing to eat healthier and/or to lose weight, they decide to eat as much unhealthy food as they can the day or days before they are going to begin their healthy lifestyle. If they are choosing to make wiser, more informed decisions about their money, they decide to buy as much “stuff” as they can whether or not they need it.
Personally, I have experienced the second as a Financial Coach. I have had new clients tell me, “Since I was going to be working with you, I figured you would help me to get out of this situation.” I definitely can, but you are just digging yourself a hole that you are going to have to dig out of to get to where you want to be.
It’s better to start where you are and go from there. Obviously, you are already in a position that you would rather not be in. So, instead of adding five extra pounds if you are trying to lose weight or $500 more if you are trying to get out of debt, think about changing your mindset and preparing for the change you desire to make in your life. Remember, change begins in your mind then continues to your actions. Leave the binging in the past and start fresh today. You can do it! All the best to you and your family in 2020 and beyond!
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