Monday Check-In!
Meghan Nesmith

This is my favorite Monday check-in post! I too have many moments like this, which I think is the money equivalent of “don’t diet, because then in your head you tell yourself, ‘Oh man, I’ve been so good for so long, I deserve some junk!’” and then the torrent is unleashed and you eat 1000 calories in one sitting.

I’ve come to accept that my spending behavior — and the subsequent shame spiral — is just a product of living in modern society today in a fairly well-to-do country, earning a decent living wage. Not that I’m abdicating responsibility, but there’s just so much deeply embedded capitalistic and materialistic thinking and behavior that gets encouraged and sold to us that it’s hard to do otherwise, and I greatly admire people who can hold out, but I’ve accepted that I am not one of those people.

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