One of the primary concerns we have as a blogger is how many posts we should publish a week. Often, we would set a schedule and then just blindly adhere to it, turning ourselves in slaves that need to feed the machine. But this happens not just in blogging, but with our lifestyle too. It’s easy to become a slave to your lifestyle if we aren’t careful with our choices.
Do You Need to Keep that Job?
Among the most obvious ways we can become slaves to our lifestyle is with the job. Many of us stay in jobs we don’t like because we believe we need the money. And, of course, you feel like you can’t quit your job because you need to keep up with your lifestyle. Additionally, what happens if all you can get is another crappy job you don’t like? Pretty soon, you are stuck in a rut with your job, convinced that you need the pay, even though you aren’t that thrilled with the prospects.
In some cases, having a job you don’t like isn’t that big of a deal, though. If you don’t like the work, but you have other activities outside of the 9 to 5 that make you happy, clocking in for six to eight hours a day isn’t such a big deal.
But you do need to be careful in any case. If you are keeping a job because you rely on 100% of every paycheck for your financial destiny, you could be in trouble. You will never be able to leave, no matter how much you want to.
Have You Become a Slave to Your Image?
Another issue is becoming a slave to your image. Are you trying to impress others with your items? Another problem is that it is easy to get caught up in the idea that you need to spend money in order to maintain a certain image or lifestyle. If you like that lifestyle, and can afford it, there isn’t anything wrong with that.
However, if you feel as though you are backed into a corner, and that you aren’t happy because you feel out of control, and that you “have” to spend money on a laundry list of items to keep up with others, it might be time for a change. When you start feeling like you have to work for the money to maintain your lifestyle, rather than having your money work for you, you could be falling into the position of slavery.
Consider the Reasons Behind Your Lifestyle
In order to avoid becoming a slave to your lifestyle, you need to consider what motivates you. Why are you spending the way you do? Think about the lifestyle you want to live, and consider whether or not your current job, and your current spending habits are helping you achieve what you want. Instead of letting your lifestyle run you, think about how you can take control of your lifestyle and do what you want to do.