For my family, meal planning is a necessity in order to not have chick fil A 3 times each week. When I don't meal plan, I feel lost when it comes to lunch and dinner. When I get home from work, I literally scramble to try and get something on the table. As a working mom of 2 little ones, getting a quick, semi-healthy, easy meal on the table is crucial in my house.
Lets be honest. Not everyone enjoys spreadsheets, budgets, and numbers as much as I do, which is understandable. Budget burnout issomething that most of us face when you trying to reach our financial goals.
My husband and I experienced this a couple of years ago. We were in the middle of getting out of debt and felt like random expenses were just falling from the sky. We had to have our house painted, pay for a busted pipe at our rental home, pay hefty car expenses all within a matter of months. This is when we first experienced BUDGET BURNOUT! It didn't last long and we eventually still met our financial goals. I have a few tips that helped us during that time and ways to prevent it from happening.