Another idea is to have money buckets. When I say money buckets I mean a bucket for emergencies, bucket to pay bills, a bucket to splurge, bucket for vacation and an overflow bucket etc... When money is unassigned it becomes dangerous and at risk of being spent. Basically I've found that buckets give your dollars purpose and direction and space to grow.
The last two things are internal. You always want to think with the end in mind. Most people do what feels good now and pay for those emotions later. However when on the path to financial freedom you have to do the right things now so you can enjoy life later. Last, always maintain an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is that inner strength that will propel you to keep going and to keep growing.
As always thank you for stopping by and I pray these tips can be useful. Have a blessed rest of the week.