Want to radically change your relationship to money…and your life? Write down everything you spend. It’s called tracking your expenses.
Believe me, tracking is not just for budgeting or those with limited means. The numbers reveal a story about your life.
You’ll discover bad habits and blind spots; where you’re putting your time and energy; what’s missing in your life; where you’re not living your values.
Here’s how it works. Buy a small notebook or find an empty checkbook register that fits into your pocket or purse.
Whenever you buy something—be it a yoga class or a cup of coffee, whether you use cash, check, debit or credit—jot down the item along with the cost.
Warning. Do this at the point of purchase. Otherwise, as receipts pile up, you’ll likely give up in overwhelm.