Wow, this is revolutionary and truthfully feels like a bit of cognitive dissonance for me. I’ve cut someone off recently, and it seems like holding onto hope that they will change is preventing me from emotionally moving on. I suppose it could be something like realizing they may never be in my life in a meaningful way again, but that they may eventually mature out of the behaviors that hurt me very badly.
This can be a powerful exercise!
There’s also a different mindset that comes with spending cash versus using a credit card. I’ve learned that I’m much more mindful about spending cash — likely because I can see it physically disappear and the impact is immediately felt.