Our budget is really tight. I am not doing well lately remembering that.
It all started when I began buying books for our homeschool year. For some reason I was on a spending spree! I just couldn't control it. I have homeschooled for years. I buy used books and gather supplies from various locations to save as much as possible. THIS YEAR--that all went out the window. I suddenly got it stuck in my head that I needed to just get what I wanted to make the school year fun for me too. Now I have a bit more debt and enough stuff for the next 2 school years. (really-the next TWO school years are covered)
Here is the big problem-this need to spend has started seeping out beyond school supplies (since we have all we need now)- we are eating out more and not being disciplined about other extra purchases. I spent $45 on fast food in one week. I bought 4 iced coffees in 3 days. that is really not me-usually.
I know I spend money when I am feeling bummed. It is a bad thing too-because being broke makes me feel down -so that is a vicous cycle for sure LOL! I haven't felt especially down lately though. More than anything I have been tired-and the easiest thing is usually the more expensive option. UGH!
I think right now I just need some tips or motivation tricks to help me get refocused-survey the damage of my little manic spending episode over the past few months-and move ahead.