Budget Your Way to a Healthy Life
Everyone wants to lead a healthy lifestyle, but some get intimidated when they realize how expensive it can be. Is it possible to keep your health in check while keeping your money in your pocket? Of course! Here are three important questions to ask yourself when budgeting.
What comes first?
Often times setting a budget can become a “chicken or the egg” dilemma. Which comes first? Do you set your budget and then decide what to do? Or, do you decide what you want to do then set your budget? For the best wellness plan we recommend it be a little of both. Have a budget in mind, but prioritize the things you want to include as well.
We won’t tell you how much to spend on a plan, but once you have a ball park an idea of how much you’re willing to spend it’s time to look at your goals. What do you need to budget for to achieve them? Do they include health screenings, gym or club membership? Write this down. In fact sometimes it’s helpful to create a table to visualize and plan.
How long are we talking?
After ballparking your budget and setting your goals the last thing to think about is the timeline. It’s unrealistic to think you’ll just keep your plan for eternity. Besides you may not be able to afford to keep your plan for eternity. People change. Goals change. Make a plan that is flexible with your lifestyle. This will help motivate you to accomplish your goals and give you the inspiration to set new ones once you’ve achieve them.
Going through these three questions help cover several important aspects in the budgeting process. After you’ve developed a well thought out plan, the last step is to just start it! Cover-Tek offers great counseling for corporate wellness plans. We’ll help you create a plan that is personalized to your business’ needs. Let’s get started!