I had a thought today whilst I was shopping in a supermarket...
"Damn... healthy food is really expensive!"
The immediate thought that followed was, "People will do whatever it takes to get healthy once they are sick though."
Not in a crude way, it's just an interesting concept...
Only once we are sick or unhealthy will we put it all on the line to get better - but the day-to-day cost of being healthy is much harder to digest.
If there's one thing I've always been happy to spend money on its good quality food, even when I had little money to spend. (I fully appreciate that everyone's financial situation differs)
The cost to cure is much steeper physically, mentally, and financially, than taking preventative steps from the outset.
And I'm not just talking about money!
Exercise costs nothing, meditation costs nothing, journaling and planning costs nothing, social interaction (often) costs nothing... you get the picture.
The best example I can give you is when you get a runny nose, and you realise how much you took breathing through your nose for granted.
Don't wait until you get the runny nose to take action, take whatever steps you can to stop it from getting runny in the first place.
Of course, this speaks to much more than a runny nose...
Prevent before you have to cure.