“It’s all about the money,” sounds morally wrong but it couldn’t be truer.
In this day and age, if you’re a working class citizen, the most important thing in your mind is money. Paying the bills, repaying debts, staying away from future debts, growing your savings account, even going shopping, you can’t stay away from any of these things as a working class citizen. You try your best to save but sometimes your stack of bills will thicken and you just have to resolve them.
If you want to buy something that you want but don’t need, you immediately go into the “Pros and Cons” mode where you’re trying to justify spending on that item. You’re constantly debating in your own mind whether to spend on something or to grow your savings by not buying it. Thought pollution can happen even when you’re main focus is on saving. So before you do anything or make any decisions, clearing your thoughts should be the first thing you need to do.
Savings: Clearing Thought Pollution
If you’re trying to save money, first you must clear all that pollution from your thoughts. As humans, we’re faced with making decisions all the time, big and small, and these lengthy internal debates can actually squander your brainpower. The longer you think about something, the more pollution you will experience; your own thoughts, suggestions from peers, external research etc.
In order to get rid of all those interruptions, you need to first clear your mind completely so you can focus on the matter at hand. If you’re unsure of how to clear your thoughts, follow these easy steps to better focus on your savings.
- Make sure you have one objective and one objective only. Prioritise this objective so all the focus will be on it, whereas in this case, savings.
- Set a clear goal for savings every day or every week. Having a goal can help you know what you need to do and how you need to spend time on it.
- Get rid of distractions. Turn off your devices, go to your own individual space where there’s no one around who could be a distraction to you, so your mind can be comfortable and at rest.
- Enjoy the peaceful nature. Learn how to enjoy being alone some times. It can help you in ways that meditation can help you. This can help you focus better.
- Exercising helps in relieving stress as well. When you’re exercising, you go into the zone and this is where you can think most clearly.
After you follow those steps, you will find yourself having better focus on your goals. Having better focus on your savings goals can immensely help you achieve more. With a clear mind and a set goal, nothing can stop you. So this is how you can learn to focus better and achieve greater savings.