“I did a really good job today, I deserve to buy those shoes.”
“This has been so rough, that TV will make me feel better.”
“Things feel so tight, there’s no way we can afford that cookbook.”
“I got paid today! Time to buy those skis I always wanted.”
Your feelings are not the best director of how you should manage your resources. How we feel in a given moment can fluctuate drastically based on so many factors many of which are based on our fears, past patterns, and our relationship with money.
Instead build a system for making money decisions based on goals, strategies, and good advice.
This may feel like common sense but without self-awareness and a well thought out plan we are all prone to follow our feelings rather than our best interests.