Do you want to know how to stay motivated while being frugal?
Do you have a hard time? I do!
I am going to let you know that my frugal journey has not always been easy. I have experienced burnout at times after trying to be super frugal. Coupons just got the best of me or going to multiple grocery stores. 🙂 I just wasn’t motivated to keep going.
It is normal to lose motivation at times, especially when it is something you really care and stress about. You over do it and get tired and burned out.
Don’t feel bad. You are not a failure and you are not alone.
If you took a break it is OK!
You can get back to being frugal. We can get the motivation we need to continue being frugal.
So, how to stay motivated while being frugal?
One way is to have others hold you accountable. Accountability is a wonderful thing and if you and a friend can hold each other accountable you both win. However if you have the wrong friends that are not like minded then they could hurt you in this motivation for being frugal.
Another way is to read how others are being frugal. If I read a blog or article about how someone is doing this or that to be frugal then it keeps me motivated to do my best at being frugal. It also gives me ideas on how I could step up my game in the frugal journey.
Have you ever read an article about a person or family that was in debt and turned it around and are now debt free? Well, those are the things that get me going. To hear how others have done it makes me want it even more. I try harder when I know it is doable. The idea that one day I can achieve my goals as well gives me just what I need to keep pushing forward.
Don’t forget why you wanted to be frugal.
What was or is your goal or your why?
If you write it down, think about it, or pray about it you will keep that why in your mind and be able to stay positive and remember why you are doing it in the first place.
Remember that even though you are being frugal in so many ways you need to give yourself a little cushion at times to enjoy life. If you don’t have a little extra at times to treat yourself then you will resent being frugal. You won’t stick with it and you will stop trying.
What kind of things are you doing to stay motivated while being frugal?
What is your why and goals?