When I make money mistakes like I did last week I try to make up for them. What I mean by this is I try to earn extra money or save extra money in the amount of the mistakes I made. This serves two purposes. One is I’m able to feel less guilty about wasting the money because I made it back. The other is any sacrifice I have to make to make up the money will make me less likely to repeat the mistake.
Making up the money mistakes of last week won’t be easy because they are rather large in relation to my income and my budget. If I had made a small money mistake I could easily make it up by just cutting my food budget or working an extra shift at work. Making up this money mistake will take a little longer. Does anyone else try to make up for money mistakes?