We all have it, that impulse to buy “just that little thing” and I am no different. We all have things that we want to accomplish, just like I do.
We know that if you buy “that little thing” then you will pull your plans off course. For me it is even worse as I am in the phase where I have incredibly tight budgets.
I can and do make them work, and I do treat myself now and again. I just don’t buy anything that I don’t absolutely have to.
To placate myself I have a list of things that I would like to buy, but most certainly are not in the budget.
I may get around to buying a few things off of that list after I am totally debt free. A new mattress will likely be the first. I am pretty much sleeping on a sheet of plywood.
I stay motivated by looking at my goals and reminding myself why I am doing this, why I am going through all of this.
I stay on track by staying motivated and reminding myself that the goals that I have set out for myself are more important than that shiny new thing I want now.
So I make do with what I have and keep trudging forward, constantly looking to the future the better future I am building for myself as I muddle through today.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!