so - I don’t know 'bout the rest of you ... I think it's the stage of life we are in + the day and age we are in where we are marketed to almost 24/7 ...there's always emails , Instagram ads / influencers ... as much as those resources are great [ and helpful ] in so many ways - its also easy to get sucked into the mindset that if we buy [ said ] product … we will automatically become a] like that person we admire or b] attain temporary happiness from having “that” lifestyle .
In all this - I think there are serious pros to Instagram / Online world of shopping as our worlds become more open to supporting small , local companies and much more BUT I also think its equally easy to get swept up in the whole Insta- lifesyle & loose sight of our OWN goals.
CASE & POINT: Recently I got an email from a brand I love - with these mules … that I was like OMG heart eyes I need these & immediately put together this little imaginary scenario of how they would go with #allthethings & I had seen them on a few influencers on social media JUST like that and I loved how they looked … then I opened the closet… and remembered these black heeled booties that I had re-heeled last fall , are in perfect condition , more practical for SK winters and more or less looked the same as the mules I was dying over … I was forced to take a dose of my own “ DO you need this” Medicine & tuck the visa back away … Sound Familiar?
Since Lee & I started our marriage as students for two years - although we are both naturally quite careful with money - it became even more key to budget & I’ve kept that habit up as a way to “check in” with where our hard earned $ are going every month + I recently edited the template to include a “ Goals” column at the top as a reminder of some bigger things we would like to save up for & keep those in view .
So this week - as a little pre- Christmas gift to set your goals on track at the BEGINNING of the NY … I am sending all my email subscribers a FREE download of the exact budgeting template we use monthly…
I’d love to know in the comments below if you’re experience is similar to mine with social media/ email marketing & do you do a monthly budget?