Since Good Fucking Habits launched on January 1st, I’ve written almost 50 articles, each containing an idea for a good habit to incorporate into our lives. Most are designed to motivate myself while some are written because people have told me they struggle with maintaining certain habits.
They say an image is worth a thousand words. So what does that make a thousand images? Probably a shitload of clutter.
While memories can fade, photographs can last forever. The problem is we end up taking so many photos that we overwhelm ourselves, and they become forgettable when left in bulk. With the advent of “burst mode,” we have the capability to take multiple photos for moments that maybe didn’t even need one.
Some people can only feel a sense of self-worth by taking it away from someone else. I believe the quickest way to find the emotionally weakest person in the room is to find the one claiming to be the strongest. In reality, the strongest of us don’t need to boast. If a person has to belittle someone to feel power over them, they have much deeper issues at play.
One of the best ways you can stick to your budget is to make your own food instead of eating out every night. If the average (reasonably healthy) dinner for two at a restaurant costs between $30 and $60 or more depending on where you live, multiply that by seven nights, and you’re now between $210 and $420. That’s for just one of your three meals a day.
On the other hand, if you can cook (even if it’s not great), the grocery bill for a family of four for seven days of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, can fall around $200 to $300 a week if you shop efficiently.
Student loans, credit cards, mortgages, car loans, and all the other fun ways we can owe someone money are one of the biggest causes of stress and financial worry we ever face in life. Spending on credit feels like free money, but when the time rolls around to pay off that debt, it feels like theft, even though we’re entirely aware that we spent that money in the first place. Add interest to the situation, and it immediately jumps from bad to worse.