Last week I started a budget. As usual I went all in with my efforts. Spreadsheets, handwritten notes, apps downloaded to my phone. A full on attack against a psychological mountain. Passion and energy bordering on obsession. The only way I know how to fix the problem.
Whenever I start a new habit I tend to take it a bit too seriously. Musical instruments, working out, dieting, etc. Usually I burn out quickly and drop the habit like a hot pan! But this time is different. I have gotten a bit older and wiser, or so I’d like to think. Instead of dropping my budgeting habit I am exhibiting moderation. Checking my balances every so often but not obsessing. A long term solution to a long term problem.