Budgeting helps me no end!! I have a budget sheet on my computer, on my wall, on my phone, in fact anywhere I can fit one. Budgeting has enabled me to visit friends, and enjoy myself, knowing that glass of wine I'm drinking has been hard earned. Plan the perfect girly holiday, knowing that I am going to be able to afford it, and enjoy myself; not feeling guilty that its all on the credit card.
I still lust after the latest outfit and I still manage to sneak the odd magazine into my weekly shop, but I know, in the long run, waiting for that pair of Jimmy Choo's is going to be just as rewarding as having them right now.