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This Year, Accept That You Will Break Your Budget

Coping with relapses

It is common to have a setback. Once the initial streak of success has worn off,  you may lose momentum and fail to press on.

Do not take an all-or-nothing approach. Do not stop altogether. Instead, be flexible and learn from your mistakes. 

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This Year, Accept That You Will Break Your Budget

This Year, Accept That You Will Break Your Budget

https://www.thecut.com/2019/12/how-to-budget-in-the-new-year.html

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Phases of motivation

People cycle through periods of motivation, especially in the New Year. It’s best to harness these bursts of 'can-do energy' whenever they appear.

The action phase

The New Year's resolution or 'action phase' is when you're highly motivated for change. Use it to set things in motion and automate as much as you can. 

  • Put your bills on autopay
  • Start using a savings app
  • Cut out any subscriptions you don't really need.

The maintenance phase

If you don't have a plan when the New Year's glow has worn off in a few months, you will stop doing whatever you promised to do. 

To force yourself to stick to a budget:

  • Write down everything you spend.
  • Add it up at the end of every week.
  • Submit a report to help keep you accountable.

Coping with relapses

It is common to have a setback. Once the initial streak of success has worn off,  you may lose momentum and fail to press on.

Do not take an all-or-nothing approach. Do not stop altogether. Instead, be flexible and learn from your mistakes. 

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You may not be able to change the external circumstances, stressful situations, or work environment. What you can do is control how you react to negative forces and stressful situations.

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