Splurging can have its consequences as most of us have probably experienced from time to time. Acceptance of the splurge can be the key to unleashing a power that can help change spending behaviors. Accept, forgive, move on – consciously. Splurging with eyes wide open allows for changes in behavior the next time the urge to splurge hits us. Conscious decision making as an adult who keeps their own counsel can indeed lead to bigger and better results.
The outcome is that we get what we truly want or need, and not just what we “thought” we wanted or couldn’t live without. Take a breath, get centered and choose to walk away. Write it down, keep a list. If you were meant to have it, it will be yours. Make a game of what you want. Spend it on paper before you actually buy it. Create a generously balanced spending plan to see where you want your money to go before it is gone. This is a great tool for covering your bases, maintaining control and honoring thoughtful consideration about where and when your money leaves your bank account. The best part about the plan is that you can pay yourself first and reap the rippled benefits for months and years to come.
Wanting to change has its great rewards. Become your own Daily Money Manager. Once it is on paper, it takes on a life of its own and you are in charge. Start.
Lucinda Lintz has spent immeasurable time and energy learning, growing and teaching others about how to make it last, make it count and keep it coming in! She operates Abundance in Business LLC and is a Bookkeeper/Consultant for individuals, small businesses and the media. She can be reached at 602/997-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org