Saving money, but at what expense?

Today we discuss the second point in our ongoing series , JanYOUary – it’s all about you, on the three most common mistakes we make when we put ourselves first. Let’s talk about what happens when you try to save money at the expense of your health.
Right now, with all the healthy resolutions we’ve made for the new year, this is probably not an issue. However, what’s one of the first budget cuts you’ll make when you want to save money later this year?
How often do you undermine your own well-being by cutting corners? Take a gym membership, for example. Perhaps not having one would save you anywhere from $50 to $200 a month. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?
Wrong. The reality is, exercise on a regular basis is vital to reduce stress levels and help you concentrate and feel happier. These are all very important to keep us motivated to work hard and achieve results in our career and personal life.
So instead of skipping the gym, skip that Starbucks you have every day. Or rather than a cheap fast-food meal on the run, treat yourself to a healthful one that is maybe a little more expensive. In the long haul, the benefits will outweigh the dollar signs.