Are you tired of feeling guilty for spending money on yourself?
Let’s keep it real ladies, we’re quick to help a friend, our children, or anyone who has a need. We can be flat broke and we will find a way to help someone else.
Except when it comes to us. Let me clarify.
I’m not talking about getting a new designer purse. I’m talking about when you know you need a new bra, or your underwear has holes.
When you know your hair needs a trim, but we put these things off because we don’t want to spend money.
Well, today I’m going to share 4 guilt-free spending tips to help you buy what you need without the guilt.
4 Guilt-Free Spending Tips
Recognize You’re A Priority
The first way to release yourself from the guilt of spending is to recognize you are a priority.
We believe that prioritizing taking care of our temple is right there with prioritizing God. Because you cannot fulfill the call God has on your life if you don’t take care of your temple.
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
Put yourself In Your Budget
You might be thinking money is tight. I can barely pay my bills, how can I allocate some “me money?” Well, you simply have to do it.
It doesn’t have to be a lot. You can start with putting $5 aside from each paycheck to go towards what you need.
Show God that you’re a good steward by honoring him with your tithes, taking care of your monthly obligations, and putting a little away to take care of the needs you have.
When we do our part in the natural God will put a super on our natural for the supernatural to happen. The result of that is multiplied resources which takes us to our next tip.
Utilize Sales, Coupons & Discount Stores
By utilizing sales, coupons and discount stores you will multiply your resources for purchasing. This allows you to buy more with less without feeling guilty.
When I first learned how to coupon, I learned the value of waiting for a sale, and increase my savings by adding a coupon to that sales price. Game changer ladies!
Separate Your Spending Money
No matter what you want to call it; Mommy Money, Fun Money, Me Money, Grandma Money, Nana Money, Gigi Money, etc. this is money for you, and only spent on you.
Keep this money separate from your regular wallet so that you don’t spend it on others.
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In The End
We have a giving heart ladies, and that’s not going to change. However, it’s time that we make ourselves a priority and stop feeling guilty for making purchases on the things we know we need.
So I encourage you to take the time to add yourself to your budget. And if you don’t have a budget, read this blog post and download the FREE budget worksheet so you can work on one. Why? Because today you’re the priority!