February 26, 2018

Musings: Why I Need to Stop Treating Myself

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Latest Deals. 

My Goal

I’ve written about saving money on my blog a fair few times. whilst I should really take my own advice and stop spending altogether, it’s hard. I’m tempted by the ‘treat yo self’ mantra which seems to be every day, but now it’s time to take back the reigns and sort out my life… again.

This probably sounds ridiculous, but I want to retire at 40. I AM going to retire at 40; I have to speak it into existence, right?

Can I really be doing the whole London life for another 3,000 years? No. I want to be sailing around the Amalfi Coast with by glucose guardian enjoying life…

How?

I’m really hoping I look back on this blog post in 15 years time thanking myself for making these small changes. May I say ‘NO’ for the rest of 2018.

You can read more here:

What tips do you have for saving?

Char xo

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Latest Deals, all views are my own. Gifs are sourced from GIPHY. 

14 responses to “Musings: Why I Need to Stop Treating Myself”

  1. It’s so hard to buy just what you want and not buy anything you need! Get that penthouse girllllll

    https://thetypicalbeautyblog.com

  2. Good luck girl, I feel you! Although I act like I’m saving that darn Amazon lurks… 🙂

  3. This is an excellent post — I’m going to check out eventbrite and keep an eye on that for bargains and cheap days out. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Charlene McElhinney
    http://www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

  4. My tips for saving is asking myself ‘do I actually need it? or will it be left collecting dust?’ asking myself that when I go to treat myself is something I always ask myself now. Great post.

  5. This is something I’m definitely guilty of saying and never being able to stick to. It sounds like you have some really solid goals that are going to help motivate to keep a tight grip on your money, so good luck! I deleted all the shopping apps off my phone because I get super impulsive, and that’s not very good when you don’t actually have an income, so I agree with you on that one. I hope your business selling your services goes well!

    Rebekah Gillian | http://rebekahgillian.co.uk

  6. This is something I’m definitely guilty of saying and never being able to stick to. It sounds like you have some really solid goals that are going to help motivate to keep a tight grip on your money, so good luck! I deleted all the shopping apps off my phone because I get super impulsive, and that’s not very good when you don’t actually have an income, so I agree with you on that one. I hope your business selling your services goes well!

    Rebekah Gillian | http://rebekahgillian.co.uk/

  7. Bexa says:

    It’s so helpful to list all the ways to make a goal a reality 💕. Money saving is something I need to work on too! Your tips seem very sensible to me! Deleting shopping apps is a great way to avoid temptation and voucher codes can save so much money. Good luck with your savings plan and thanks for sharing your ideas! 💕😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  8. perrinevautour says:

    I feel the same, but it seems like I go through periods of “treat yourself”, like I’ll go on week long shopping sprees and then nothing for months.. but like you this has got to change (for the better)!

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

  9. I’m trying to save money for a house at the minute but I am always saying ‘I’ll just treat myself to this’ I know I should be saving but sometimes it’s so hard!! I’ve started keeping a mental list of things I want in my head and then I’ll think about it again a few weeks later and see if I still want/need it or if it would have been an impulse buy which I probably would have regretted wasting money on!

    Jess xx

  10. shericonaway says:

    High aspirations. May you achieve your dreams of early retirement!

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