Feeling Good on a Budget # 1: Avoiding Temptation

I want to consider feeling good on a budget.

I don’t just mean physically but emotionally and spiritually too. I want you to be able to feel really good about budgeting and not see it a constraint or a burden but be at peace with thriftiness. Relaxing physically and emotionally is very important to our well being and life quality for the WHOLE family. Yes, money can buy spa days, therapeutic treatments and holidays in glorious sunshine. There are however many other budget ways to relax and feel good. I am going to share some of these tips with you over the next few Mondays.

Let me know if they help! 

Avoiding  temptation.

Don’t browse through catalogues when you are skint, shop when you haven’t eaten or linger in a toy aisle when you have a child in tow. If you are constantly looking at what you can’t have you will feel bitterness and discontent. Not a good feeling, not useful and quite likely to have you spending money you haven’t got.

Better by far to focus on what you DO have so rearranging your wardrobe to create new outfits, going through your store cupboard and trying new recipes. You could create a craft box of every day objects or park hop for a whole day …both these things will delight your kids JUST as much as a new toy.

Avoiding temptation and making the most of what you have = far greater happiness

 P.S If a friend/family member has something new and exciting do be PLEASED for them even if you do feel a little jealous. My mum would call this generosity of spirit. If you are full enough yourself with happiness yourself you have it to give to others, So fill yourself up with happiness by seeing all you do have with fresh eyes it’ll keep the green eyes monster at bay.

Have a peace-filled week x

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4 Comments

  1. May 7, 2013 / 10:21 am

    Great tips, expecially that last one about being generous in spirit. It brings you no happiness to be bitter and jealous.

  2. May 7, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Love that generosity of spirit way of thinking – I’ll try that out myself. I recently organised the house a bit better – putting some toys up high on the shelves in the lounge. Now taking them down is exciting for the kids, something they look forward to doing – whereas just a few weeks ago they were toys lying around in plain view and totally ignored! Great tips x
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  3. May 10, 2013 / 7:25 am

    Ah good plan!

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