We’ve all done it more times than we’d like to admit; we blew away our entire monthly salary in the first week of the month and were left to question how on earth would we be able to survive the rest of it. If you’re one of us, feel no shame my friend. We are here to guide you on how to deal with the consequences of following the motto of ‘life’s too short not to have fun in the moment’. So when you’ve had just a little too much fun the first week of the month, this is what you should do for the following three weeks. 

1- Pack Food from Home

It’s healthier anyway! At least this way, you know exactly what you put in your body. And who knows? Maybe it will give you that extra push you need to start taking care of yourself and measure your food intake.

2- Take the Metro to Work

This will probably be easier for guys than girls, but girls can still take the metro to work. It will be crowded and it won’t be pretty, but it will indeed be cheap.

3- Collect Old Debts

This is when your kindness comes in handy. Call everyone who owes you a favor and everyone who has borrowed money from you in the past. It’s time for them to cash in on old debts and repay you for your unparalleled generosity.

4- Learn a New Skill

Utilize the time you usually spend outside partying or hanging out with friends and learn a new skill. That will require you to stay home more often, thus paying less money. It will also benefit you and your future. 2 birds, 1 stone.

5- Ponder Your Existence 

Spend some time alone with yourself and ponder your existence. You’re broke and you have no clue what you’re doing with your life. This is as good time as any to start suffering through your existential crisis.

6- Invite Your Friends Over

This is the best excuse for movie night. Call all of your friends and invite them over for a cozy movie night where everyone brings a snack along!

7- Stay Home!

And then there’s that. You can always stay home, dance in front of the mirror and pretend you’re at a club or catch up on reading, TV shows..etc.

So next time you blow all your money away in the blink of an eye, don’t feel like a loser and look at the bright side instead.