Stay in budget this week. Money doesn’t grow on trees and you have enough to bring joy and happiness to your fold. Don’t allow others to push your buttons and use guilt trips to go beyond your means. They’re not the one who will deal with the consequences.
Remind yourself that you’re doing the best you can. And right now, that’s good enough. You have a budget, you’ve made a plan, now stick to it. Others closer to home, are depending on you. The people who truly care about you, won’t push you into doing something you don’t want to do. Those that will try emotional manipulation, aren’t interested in you, they’re interested in what they get out of deal. Some only care to appear more important than they actually are.
Be cautious of those who offer aid. Make sure they’re not asking for something you don’t want to give in return. Not everyone has your best interests at heart. So watch out for the thorns that may come along with an unexpected gift. You don’t need to compromise your values, morals or beliefs. Nor should you fall for the attempts to shame you into reciprocating. Continue reading