My Weekly Budget Check In – How I Did (and Didn’t) Stick to My Mindful Spending This Week

I did pretty good this week….here’s the summary:

 

 

5 ways I stuck to my mindful spending this week

 

-Didn’t buy paper plates out of convenience for my solar eclipse camping trip

 

-Bought cat food (My Personal Value: comfort. Reason: my pets bring me comfort)

 

-Bought gas to go see the eclipse (My Personal Value: exploration/adventure)

 

-Went to the dump (My Personal Value:comfort. Reason: I need organization to be comfortable)

 

-Bought a scone (My Personal Value: natural health. Reason: I needed the calories after hiking and it’s local and it was delicious)

 

 

 

4 ways I did NOT stick to mindful spending this week

 

 

-Bought way too much junk food: chips, dip, ice cream etc. Natural health is one of my values and this definitely went against it.

 

-Spent money on going to the aquatic center in Oregon. It was alright but did not align with one of my values.

 

-Bagel from the bagelry. Did not align with one of my values.

 

-Melvin brewing. I don’t love this bar and I didn’t have a great experience. In the future, I will pass on spending money here.

 

 

I did pretty good this week. My purchases that did not align with my values were pretty minor. Yay! It’s hard work but I like ending the week with more money in the bank instead of spending it on things I don’t absolutely love.

 

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