Budgeting is hard. It seems like no matter what I do, I can never be within budget. This isn't to say that I'm going to give up trying on budgeting, but I have to find another way around it. On the plus side, the changes I've witnessed in my financial spending habits have stuck around, and that makes me feel good.
This month, I try to be super conscious about my personal finance. I give myself an arbitrary budget with no rhyme or reason. I don't do very well, but I noticed that my thought process around spending has changed, and that's a win.