A Break From Your Budget
It’s OK to Take a Day Off
You might have noticed that we took Memorial Day off from our Monday Blog Posts. I hope that you missed the wonderfully engaging information and not just our weekly Facebook Posts! We spent a few days at The Lake of The Ozarks and shared some special time with our niece and nephew. It was a much-needed break from our normally busy routines.
As we spent time relaxing and paying tribute to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, I also spent some time feeling a little guilty that I didn’t write a blog for you. I know – seems a little weird but it crossed my mind several times. I was worried that you might think that we weren’t being consistent in our messaging. I felt a little strange about skipping a week.
Then the reality of those strange feelings hit me. It hit me right in between the eyes.
Isn’t this exactly how we all feel when we take a “day off” or a break from our budget? We get a weird and guilty feeling and a worrisome feeling that we are suddenly not being consistent. It feels strange for a few minutes and we feel a little guilty but then the next decision is the “big” one – do we jump back on the bandwagon or do we simply abandon it?
I could have easily stopped writing my weekly blog post – right? Some of you might have noticed but then it would have just faded away.
Once you step off your budgeting bandwagon, it is pretty easy to just let it slide and give up. But, it is OK to take a day off every once in a while, take a breath but then get back on top of it.
We spent outside of our normal budget this week. We took our niece and nephew to play putt-putt, ride some go-carts, take in the sites at a beautiful state park, fish and do a lot of swimming. Honestly, we spent too much money. We pulled back into the driveway last night and immediately started to re-group financially.
I say all of this to let you know that it is OK to spend a little too much sometimes. It happens but it is so important for you to regroup and then get back on track. Don’t let it become your “normal” but know that it is going to happen and it isn’t the end of the world.
Look for more from us in the coming weeks – more tips and helps for you and your daily budgeting process. We want you to succeed and we are always here to help you.
If this makes sense to you but it just seems impossible or overwhelming, give us a call and schedule an appointment. We are experts at it and will be happy to offer you some basic direction and advice. It is what we do at Hollander & Associates.