I had a bad couple of weeks. I was doing sooo good; I was taking my lunch, sacrificing some things and then… I had some extra income and BAM…I was right back into my old ways. I was swiping away, spending money on parking (b/c I was running late to work and had to park in the expensive garage to make up for lost time), dining out (b/c I was too lazy to go grocery shopping or cook what was already in my fridge) and entertainment (b/c I got bored with my self-imposed “No TV” rule).
*sigh* Is this what addiction is like? Man, it’s so true that old habits die hard.
Payday is today, so I’m picking myself up and trying to get back on track. I know I can do this. I know it’s difficult–it’s supposed to be. But it’s worth it. I CAN DO THIS!! I’ve got to put my blinders back on and focus on the end goal. Geez, it’s hard being disciplined…
OH, but the good part is, I haven’t touched my savings!!! So that’s continuing to grow at least.
What are your struggles with being disciplined about your finances? How have you overcome past struggles or what are you currently doing to overcome the struggle? Please share in the comments.