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Reward yourself…

A few years ago, I finally got into the habit of saving money and only focusing on things that would help me reach my goals. For the most part, it helped me in a lot of ways.

However, sometimes I find myself over working and not giving myself some time to have fun.

As humans we need to erase the fact that we need to work all day, everyday in order to become ultra successful.

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It’s simply not true.

In fact, there’s people who are very successful, and they’ve never worked super hard a day in their lives.

Reward yourself sometimes. I did yesterday and honestly it was a breathe of fresh air.

It seems as if half of the world is opening back up. So, safely, go out and do something you love. Try some new food or go bike riding. Buy yourself those shoes you seen online that you can’t get out of your head.

Reward yourself. You deserve it.

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(7) Comments

  1. Buying myself a steeped tea or coffee when I’m out makes me happy. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I associate going out with buying a drink from the local Tim Hortons or MCDs, and I am even more grateful when I score a free drink! Free tastes good 😋

    As for making money, I don’t check my bank account. I work casual (2 jobs, one causal and one very very casual) and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I noticed that working full time leads to a lot of burnout.

    1. I’m the same way!! It’s always the simplest things that make me happy. I try so hard not to watch my bank account but for some reason I check it everyday. Any advice on how to stop that? Working full time is very stressful. I tried it for about two months and I had to stop, never again.

      1. I haven’t checked my bank account in months! Last time I checked it, it was much lower than I thought because apparently all of our groceries were linked to my account without my knowledge. One way I stop myself from buying things is to not shop online (despite what everyone else says). It is so easy to overspend online, and shop way too often. Another thing I do is carry cash rather than a credit card. Due to COVID-19, I haven’t been to an ATM or bank so I have been using a credit card. However, I only use one credit card.

        Finally, I don’t have an online bank account (they keep asking me to set one up) so I am not tempted to check it everyday. I think it would be a lot more tempting if I had access to logging into my account everyday! 😅

      2. Omg I literally do the exact opposite 😂 I shop way too much online and definitely overspend all the time. I used to carry cash with me but I stopped and started carrying my credit card. I’m going to try to do what you do! I’m pretty sure I will save so much money.

      3. Don’t check your bank account online. Go to a physical bank to check it (I use the ATM right outside of my bank) and since I hardly go there, I’m less inclined to check it.

        Not knowing how much I have in my bank account prevents me from overspending. If I know the exact amount, my brain can give me a good reason to round to the nearest hundred to buy said item. This method outsmarts my brain because it no longer has that reasoning power.

        Yes!! Carry cash!! I still have to be careful with cash because my brain will try rounding to the nearest dollar, 5-dollars, 10-dollars etc. to snag a coffee or something “extra” while I’m out running errands…. because coins are OK to spend, right? A $5 bill seems harmless but it really adds up. I try to carry bigger bills so I’m less tempted to break them. The biggest trick that saves me money is shopping at only a small # of stores and that’s it. I shop at maybe 3-4 different stores rather than “sampling” from hundreds of different stores, if you know what I mean. I call it decision fatigue having access to too many choices.

      4. This is the best advice I’ve ever heard about preventing yourself from overspending! Thank you so much, I’m going to start tomorrow because I’m eager!!

      5. Thanks for the feedback!! I’m happy that this advice is useful to you 🤗 haha maybe I should write a blog post about it! (If only there was time….) I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to blog 😅

        Good luck with your money-saving journey!! 🙌

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