An apple for dinner? You’ll definitely imagine that as just your dessert after finishing the lechon. Kasi, wala ka ng pera beh! Ayan kasi!
Sometimes we lose our path to being financially stable when we see and fall to the temptations along the way. Once in your life, you’ll probably experience being broke (unless you’re a daughter of one of the richest people on earth) and that’s totally fine. Actually, there are surprising lessons it will teach you that will make you a better manager of your finances.
Below are some of the benefits of being in this situation that you should take advantage of:
1. You’ll Go Healthy
Seriously, can you still afford to buy that slice of cake or a grande size coffee? Nah, right? You’ll most likely go for a serving of mixed fruits that costs only PHP 30 over that PHP 100 coffee. You’ve spared your pocket from shedding bucks and at the same time, fed your body with something that it will thank you for. You’ll also choose to do running, which is free, rather than go malling or movie watching over the weekend. Thumbs up!
2. You’ll Be Resourceful
In this moment that you are trying not to take out even a single penny from your wallet, you’ll probably be resourceful as much as possible. Example? You’re badly in need of new writing pad. Instead of buying a new notebook, you’ll choose to reuse the clean pages of your used notebooks to make a new one. Yes, you’re broke as that! Sad noh? :p
3. You’ll Be More Generous
Because, as cliche as it may sound, you have already felt having nothing or less, that you’ll have this urge to help others that are also in need or in the same situation as you because you certainly know how they feel. Giving is more meaningful when you yourself has less but you still choose to give. Remember, God can give it back to you ten folds! Be a blessing while being thrifty! 🙂
4. You’ll Be More Appreciative
Yes, you’ll appreciate even just an apple for your dinner. I’m serious, it’s true! Okay, fine.. Real example here would be, just a small opportunity to add up to your income would be really great for you. Small blessings coming your way will be big enough for your eyes, and that’s absolutely a good thing because you’re finally looking into things in bigger perspective. You’ll be careful of not putting anything to waste. Another example is your appreciation of staying home while reading a book, which you normally don’t see when you have money to go shopping over the weekend. And yes, an apple for dinner. Ipilit ko pa! 😀
5. You’ll Be More Careful Financially
Being broke is the best time to look at what was done wrong that puts you in this situation. Buying those things you don’t really need and just pile up in your cabinet will be a no-no for you now. You’ll also master avoiding impulsive buying. You’ll learn to save as much as possible because you don’t want to be broke again.
6. You’ll Learn to Budget (and stick to it)
Your wallet will require you to buy only those that you need. You’ll be adding the word “affordable” or “cheap” or “cheapest” whenever you’re trying to search for something for your grocery list. You’ll finally learn to make a to-buy list and you’ll resist the urge to buy something that’s not in it. You’ll learn to stick to it because, well, those are the only things that your money will allow you to buy. LOL This one for sure will be a habit if done religiously.
So, if you’re currently broke and feel so hopeless, you should definitely NOT be! Because it will only worsen your situation. Cheer up, girl! You should learn from this so that this will only be the time you’ll experience having no enough money in your pocket. Find ways to remove yourself from this pithole of life.
As I said, once in your life it’s okay experiencing being broke but having it as often as having your birthday is no longer a healthy experience and you’ll need more serious help. So keep the positivity HIGH and your spending LOW.
Are you experiencing this? Or do you know anyone who’s struggling with this problem? Kindly share so we could be of help! 🙂 Ciao!