Anytime you’re trying to be more disciplined in your life, there’s that little part of your brain that occasionally nudges you to just let go and not worry about it. Working out, eating a balanced diet, creating an organized financial life, keeping a cleaner house: They all require energy (mental or physical) and a certain amount of restraint.
Trying to get in shape
Going on vacation
I can relate to all of these. I’ve tamed most of them, or at least figured out how to work them into the budget without completely derailing our progress, but that doesn’t mean these situations don’t still tempt me.
What about you? What are your weaknesses when it comes to spending, and have you found any good tactics to overcome them?