No Shame in Bailing

You know how I mentioned that I had already failed my Spring Capsule? Well… I failed it even more, I failed it so much that I think the best idea would be to bail and start again.

I need to solve my spending problem – just this weekend I bought two shirts. I somehow got back into my terrible habit of spending all of my paycheque two days after I got it. Thats not a good way to live, that is dangerous because now I have to borrow money from D to pay for my eye exam.

I need to change, I need to fix myself.

I’m not going to beat myself up about bailing on the capsule wardrobe and starting again, that’s fine and it happens, it was my first true capsule and I learned something. But I can’t pretend like I’m okay with my spending habits or that it’s okay that I went from having $450 to having $30 in a matter of days.

I think what I’m going to do is track my spending, everything I buy and everything that comes in and goes out. Maybe for a month, maybe longer – because I know that’s what they do on Money Moron and that’s what I am. I think seeing a professional would be a good idea but I’m not sure.

But I think it’s a mindset thing, I think my issue is in me – I need to figure out why my spending habits are like this and I need to find better, more productive ways of living.

Does anyone out there have any tips on how to stop a terrible terrible spending habit?

remember the simpler life post?

it never happened.. 
i don’t know what happened but i continued to spend money, more money than i should have on ridiculous things that i really didn’t need. 
my closet is now over flowing (even though i did a purge two months ago), my bookshelf has even more books that i haven’t read, my makeup and skincare stash aren’t that bad surprisingly. 
i’m not sure what to do, i am going to start a weekly budget next pay day and at least try to follow it? i mean after years of being horrible with my money and having terrible finance skills i feel like i should try to take things slow, like i shouldn’t dive into a full spending freeze. 
one thing that i am truly thankful for is that i do not (and should probably never) own a credit card. 
i think i mentioned this in my last post but my spending habits are only going to hurt my future, eventually i’ll have to move out or buy a car and i might not be able to make payments because i might have already spent all of my money on useless items. 
and eventually i could move in with my boyfriend, in the very distant future obviously, and my money habits could create problems for us. i might not have enough for rent or enough for groceries. 
money has recently been putting a lot of stress on me, i think i need some help and need to do something about it.