We talk a lot about being aware of what you spend and being sure it’s something you want to spend your money on. If you’re not watching your spending carefully, it can add up and lead to decreased savings or increased debt.
Saving money should be fun, of course, so I’m not saying that you have to bring your lunch 100% of the time. At times it might be great to eat at a tasty restaurant, just not every day.
You might think that if everyone goes out to eat, you need to join them. It really depends on company culture and your personal preference. f you feel that you’re missing out when you’re not joining your colleagues for lunch, you can go occasionally.
You can save a lot of time by making more dinner the previous night and taking leftovers, that way you’re sure you have enough. You can also meal prep on Sunday, preparing a whole week’s worth of lunches to bring. When you’re short on time and want to keep it simple, you can pack a sandwich with some fruit.
I always bring my lunch to work, so that if no one wants to go and have lunch, I can spend time hustling at my desk. You can work on your blog, spend time selling things online, and much more!
When you’re bringing your own lunch, you’re wasting less food. There is a ton of food that gets wasted every day, just make sure you’re not contributing to that!