Fitness and financial wellbeing aren’t two things that often pop up in the same sentence.
But they potentially have a lot more in common than you think.
They are two key factors that can make a really big difference to your overall wellbeing – reducing stress, boosting your enjoyment of life and extending the range of things you’re able to do, no matter your age. Here are a few other similarities between the two.
Goals can make the difference
Anyone who’s been on a fitness journey will know the importance of goal setting. You achieve a lot more in terms of your strength and fitness development when you set out to achieve a particular target.
Financial wellbeing is the same – just coasting generally won’t get you as far as being more strategic about your plans. In both cases, it is probably easier to hit your goals by breaking them down into smaller segments. You won’t usually be able to run a marathon – or even a half-marathon – without tackling some short runs first. Likewise, you probably won’t achieve your financial dreams without ticking off some smaller successes first.
Discipline is important
When it comes to getting fit, turning up regularly is key – even when you don’t really feel like it. People who achieve significant success, or maintain their fitness throughout their lives, are usually those who have made exercise a habit and show up no matter what.
Discipline is also important in financial wellbeing. That might mean putting money aside for a rainy day, or just making sure that you regularly review your insurances to make sure they’re the right fit for you.
Friends and family can be important
Sometimes, it’s just more fun to work out with a friend – and having that accountability can really help to keep you motivated. It can be the same with financial wellbeing. If you’re trying to achieve your money goals, sharing your intentions with your friends and family can help you stay the course. And when it comes to insurance, spreading the word can prompt friends and family to think about their most likely risks and get financial protection.
Training alone can be rewarding but sometimes you need a personal trainer or coach to boost you to the next level. It’s the same in your financial life.
Of course, here at LifeDirect we’re also fans of people DIYing, and that’s why we’ve created a user-friendly quote compare tool that allows you to compare quotes and apply for insurance in a few clicks. But we also know that, sometimes, talking to someone can help answer your most pressing questions. And that’s why our team of insurance advisers at LifeDirect are here to answer any questions you may have.
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We might not be able to get you through your marathon training, but we can help you make sure your insurance cover is match fit. If it’s time to check on your current cover, or update what you have, get in touch with us. No burpees required.
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