This month, I have yet to update YNAB. I know, it’s sending me into a little bit of a panic. I usually update it a few times a week, or at least once a week at the bare minimum. It’s so easy to just pull out all of my receipts every week and enter my expenses.
So then why haven’t I done it yet? Well, first off because a lot of my computer time is being taken up by NaNoWriMo (just about at the halfway point). Also, even with all my tips on staying healthy, I’ve managed to catch a cold, so I’m trying to get a lot of sleep. (Thank you, plague filled co-workers.) But mostly, I’m lazy. My most updated budget spreadsheet is on my flash drive which is in the other room.
But the good thing about this? I know I’m doing fine with my budget. I haven’t spent a whole lot of money yet this month, but I know that every expense so far fits right in with where I’ve budgeted. It’s becoming a habit. It’s taken almost a year, but I’m finally in the habit of thinking about spending money before I spend it.
It’s a weird feeling, to be honest. I’m getting a little antsy about not having updated my budget. I’m sure I’ll get to it later today or tomorrow. But it’s really great that it’s no longer a concern – that I can stay within my budget without constantly having to use a spreadsheet.