I have been working so hard and under so much pressure lately that for the first time or so in my life I am glad I must clean my home and do laundry today. It is weird, but true. I enjoy sitting in my living room right now and listening to the dryer’s noise and not thinking about the work I must take care of. I think I will let it sink back to me tomorrow. That is okay. At least I am giving myself the freedom to enjoy today….
I woke up tired and late but felt better with coffee (also ordered bagels this time – pampering feels good 🙂 ) and walking to a store 15 min away to shop. There were really good sales for items I had needed, so I took this opportunity and certainly it felt good. I even saved an additional 2 bucks by using a coupon that came with the insert last week.
I was thinking; while saving and limiting my daily expenses feels so good, why do I not have a stricker budget? I know for example I did take the cab three times this week; each costing around 10 bucks per ride. When I think about it, this actually is the cost of 15 kgs of bread flour (which would give me around 40-45 loafs of bread).
So, what am I doing wrong here?
Since my summer vacation, I have been relax in terms of spending. I am not spending a lot, but I sure am spending more than before and often on unnecessary items. I have been feeling the conflict created by saving by following sales and at the same time by making unnecessary purchases. While it is annoying for sure, I am also glad that I believe eventually this feeling will help me to cut expenses and have a lean budget again.
I really am looking forward to this.
Now back to the dryer and cleaning -my relaxants of the day 🙂
I think the answer lies with the “unnecessary” items you’ve been purchasing. Maybe you had a great time on your vacation and you are trying to recapture the feeling by treating yourself or you are tired of playing it safe all the time and want to change things up a bit.
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maybe you are right – thanks for this comment. there is something nice about treating myself and making my life easier, that is for sure 🙂
I have been doing this too. I plan to challenge myself to only necessary spending in October.
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sounds good! let’s do it 🙂
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