Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This post is not necessary completely related to the nutrition/fitness focus of SparkPeople. But it kind of is.
Over the last few months I've thought about and half-heartedly considered taking the better discipline I've acquired in regard to food and applying that to money.
After all, if I can budget my calories, why not my cash?
I regret to say I have not made as much progress on the financial front as I have on the nutritional front.
But I am pleasantly surprised to note that there isn't anything I want right now. I can't think of one unnecessary material thing that I would purchase if I had the means to do so right now.
I've heard this may come with age. Do we get less materialistic as we get more mature? Probably. More content with what we have? That would be good too.
I like to think that it also has to do with me learning new coping mechanisms. If I am stressed or bored or angry I no longer need to spend money on something that I don't need or eat something I shouldn't to try and feel better. I can instead write about how I'm feeling or take a walk or commiserate and laugh with people who will understand.
This is good, my friends. Very, very good.