Do you spend more money than you have in your checking account?
Do you eat more calories in a day than your body needs for fuel?
Do you drink beyond social or legal limits?
Do you have no time to get things done but are up to date on your Netflix shows?
If you said yes to any of these, you are living beyond your means. I know I am in more than one area.
We live in a world of excess and taught that more is better. Instant gratification has become the name of the game.
If you are okay with going into debt, gaining weight, feeling like crap the morning after, or being stressed about your to do list… then keep right on living beyond!
But, if you are tired of the symptoms created by your overindulgence, then follow these steps.
- Become aware of what you are doing. (That alone is half the battle). Most of us are wandering in a daze when it comes to where we are overindulging.
- Realize you are falling for instant gratification only to suffer the pain later (interest rates, clothes don’t fit, hangovers, or stress over no time).
- If you really want to change, you are going to have to get out of your comfort zone. It won’t feel good in the moment, because your brain likes to keep it all status quo.
- Consider each decision: give yourself two choices. Which is the choice you really want to make?
You can change one decision at a time.