People often tell me that they feel so deprived when they try to go on a financial diet. Much like real dieting, saving money is really hard. The effort alone can leave you in a what feels like a psychological state of deprivation. Also like a diet, you long to get back to normal times again. But when you’re feeling deprived, each day can feel like forever!
Add to that the idea of doing this for the long haul, since old habits need to be broken. Just the thought of it feels like more than you can bear. Watching every penny? Denying yourself the very things that make life worth living? To feel so deprived forever??? That’s not what you want YOUR life to be. Nor should it have to be.