Wait, research and plan for it
One thing I noticed with myself when it comes to spending money is I don’t like to spend too much. I really don’t desire a lot of things because too many things stress me out. However, I noticed that I sometimes or, most of the time, I am tight with my money because I don’t necessarily have that much to spend, but when I do have a lot to spend my habits change. Because I am an entrepreneur my income changes month to month so I’ve noticed my attitude around money changes as well. When I have more money than usual, I’m thinking of ways to spend it on all the things I passed up on. Then, recently, I decided to always spend intentionally. If there is something I want and it’s not a pressing need, to wait, research, and plan for the purchase. To be ok with window shopping, but also not starving myself from my wants. Allowing myself the space to still cater to my needs regardless. I feel this makes things a lot lighter for me, and then I don’t hate myself each month for not spending or over spending. I had this conversation with Madison when we go to the grocery store to make a list. When we make a list, we spend our money intentionally and it keeps us in checked. Now I go into the store, not just the grocery store, but any store and we have a list. If Madison asks for something I say “is it on the list?”, if not then that purchase is not our intention for this store trip. I’m not saying she cannot have it but that is something that we would have wait, research and plan for the next purchase.