Have you ever considered the connection between your money and fitness level? Well, I decided to start this blog and called it Run The Money for the specific reason that I believe they are connected. If you’re reading my posts, you are a person who wants to run their money and not let their money run them. You want to be fiscally fit as well as physically fit. I firmly believe that financial and physical health go hand in hand.
The relationship can certainly be in varying degrees from person to person. However, the same mindset that comes with financial discipline can be attributed to a regimen of exercise and eating healthy.
So, with that said, I want to use two fundamental aspects of both financial health and physical health to illustrate this concept. For financial health, we will use the basis of your financial life: the budget. For physical health, we will use running because it’s one of the simplest and cheapest ways to work out.
How does running relate to budgeting? I’m glad you asked. Let’s explore the relationship now.
It takes discipline to master your financial and physical health.
We will start here. I eluded to it in the opening paragraph. You need discipline in all areas of your life if you want to maintain a high degree of financial and physical health.
Consider our example of budgeting and running. Staying on budget and saving money requires a similar mindset and disciplined lifestyle to keeping a running schedule. The monetary sacrifice of budgeting and saving like the physical sacrifice of running will improve your overall mindset and self-satisfaction.