January – Day 27/31

I’ve been thinking about one of my previous posts today and it was the one on selfcare, specifically the really important, uncomfortable, hard to deal with selfcare; MONEY.

In our Instagram world of perfection where the highlight reel shows our happy faces smiling whilst enjoying meals out, a holiday somewhere exotic, new clothes or shoes, a new car we’ve ordered or whatever, what is doesn’t show is how said events or items are being paid for…

Just because someone has or does certain things does not mean they can actually afford those things. They may be in crippling debt which is slowly suffocating them in silence. Maybe you know what I’m talking about.

Night out that you couldn’t afford so used the credit card? Wanting to give your kids everything for Christmas so exhausted all the credit options you could get? Car on finance that you have no idea how you’re going to cover the monthly payments? Plenty of people do it.

The question is

WHO ARE YOU DOING IT FOR???

In the brutal light of day when you’re dreading opening your banking app or the latest red letter from your credit supplier, or you’re struggling to pay for daily necessities after making minimum payments on shit you’ve bought on tick which doesn’t even make a dint in the amount owed. What have you actually achieved?

You look good amongst friends or followers?

You look like you have your shit together?

You feel accepted?

Or do you feel exhausted by the stress and anxiety of owing out money left, right and centre for SHIT YOU DON’T NEED!?

That right. Shit you DON’T need.

Instead of getting caught up in the “look-how-amazing-my-life-is” bull crap. Stop. Look at your true reality. It’s time to change. It’s time to put your real needs first and start sorting out your finances which, as hard as it is, will definitely help improve your outlook in the long run.

Published by Holly

I’m Holly, a fitness instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, assessor, tutor, and pre and post natal exercise specialist. Born and raised in rural Northumberland I am passionate about the outdoors, health, fitness, and general wellness. I believe it is important to look after body through exercise and nutrition, and finding “me-time” to look after your own physical and emotional well-being. Along side providing health and fitness advice, I also offer coaching and lifestyle advice; helping clients work through their stresses and reducing daily pressures through coping mechanisms which are easy to access and perform. As I come to add content to this blog, you will get to know me through everything from the food I eat, the exercise I do (and don’t do), the books I read, how I like to spend my free time (yes, free time!), and probably a lot more along the way. I’ll be sharing more information shortly but for now, I wish you a very enjoyable day!

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