What to Remind Yourself When Being Frugal Stinks
Being frugal can really stink sometimes. What do you do when you are focused on your financial goal but feel like it’s just so far away? What do you do when you feel like everyone around you is living in the moment while you’re the only one who is planning for a more secure financial future?
Saving money, living frugally, planning for the future – it can be done, but sometimes it’s really hard to stay on track.
So what can you do when your commitment to living a frugal life really stinks? Step back, take a deep breath, and remember these things.
You are ahead of most people
Most people get through life by not giving much thought to the money they spend. Most people have a “live for the moment” kind of mentality and tell themselves that they will worry about saving money later, when they’re older.
If you have kids, you are setting an amazing example for them
Your kids will have a better understanding of how to manage their money than the kids who come from financially irresponsible families. Your kids will lose their sense of entitlement and start to have more respect for the things they get because they understand how hard you worked to provide them.
Embrace knowing that you are learning life-changing lessons
The lessons you are learning through this experience will be some of the best lessons you will learn in your entire life. No matter what unexpected financial pressures arise or what the economic situation of our country is, you will know how to get through it.
You are becoming a better person
You are learning some of the best character traits anyone can have, and these can only be learned through challenging yourself.
Remember that you will one day achieve your goal
Like other struggles in life, challenging times are only temporary and will eventually come to an end.
Your future is bright
You are focused, intentional about building a better life. Keep working, and greatness will be yours.
You will have the skills you need to weather any storm
People who have no idea how to save or live within their means will be in for a rude awakening if they run into a financial problem. No matter what happens in the future, you will be prepared. You’ve done this before and you can do it again!