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What's it really costing you?



Let’s talk money. No, scratch that. Let’s talk bottom line costs. In the world of a tight economy, trying to stretch our dollars and cents, and living life without over extending ourselves, it’s often hard to enjoy life because it seems everything costs something. I would argue, it’s actually costing you more not to enjoy life.

Throw away the concerns over pinching pennies or being cautiously conservative, and just for a moment ask yourself, “What is it costing me to not enjoy my life?” Stress, lack of sleep, concern of what others might think? All of these things are COSTS to our mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. Sure, lack of money or job security, strike right to the heart of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Yet what good is our life and our security if we are always planning for someday to start enjoying our life.

In the midst of “someday” is a large defecit of present moment enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating saying, “Screw it and just have fun.” On the contrary. What I would invite you to do is simply ask “What’s this thought, feeling, emotion, behavior costing me on a mental, spiritual, physical, emotional level, and is it really worth it?”

There’s a cost for everything, but not everything is worth the cost!

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