When you're saving, you might look towards big milestones like paying off a credit card or reaching a savings goal. To keep your motivation up, however, don't forget to celebrate your little victories, like finding a cheaper meal or finding entertainment at home.
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As personal finance blog Savvy with Saving explains, your big milestones only exist because of the many small wins that led to it. For that reason, it makes sense to pause and appreciate the ways in which you save while you're experiencing them, rather than viewing them as a chore:
You also can't forget that all your big wins are made up of small ones. All that debt you paid off? It equates to years of brown bag lunches, home brewed coffee and Fridays nights staying in. That extra $US1K you saved up? That's weeks of side hustling, plus overtime at your full time job. These things might seem irrelevant separately but together they add up.
Of course, you don't have to throw yourself a party every time you use a coupon, or post to Facebook bragging about how you didn't watch a movie. You can simply reframe your frugality in your mind as the positive action it is. You don't save money to deprive yourself of good things, but rather to give yourself something better.