Some people enjoy being single and others donâ€™t. But thereâ€™s no arguing with the fact that being single can be more financially challenging. An additional income is a great advantage, and two people have relatively similar living expenses as a single person. Being single means having to pay for everything yourself.
If youâ€™re living life as a single, consider adopting these financial habits:
Most people in life are in a state of constant mental chatter. We talk to ourselves, in our heads all day long and, unfortunately, this self talk is most of the time negative. Often it is tainted with guilt about our past or anxiety about our future. The problem with this is that this negativity can destroy any seed of hope that we may otherwise have in striving for our dreams.
Positive self-talk means purposely giving yourself positive reinforcement, motivation, and recognition- just as you would do for a friend. Congratulate yourself when you do well, and remind yourself of your abilities, accomplishments, strengths and skills. Keep a to-do list, check off accomplishments, and review your progress periodically.
Make self-talk work for you. What you habitually say to yourself has a very profound impact on your self-image, your self-esteem, and your performance as well as eventual success.
Your subconscious mind triggers physiological responses to match the pictures and thoughts that you have of yourself to make them happen. Make this work for you by keeping your self-talk positive.