Hello again, I have to say being frugal is a game for me and it makes me feel more self reliant in a sense to a degree. For example: making my own pea soup, which is not hard, but home made soup is so much better than the canned soups which I sometimes call salted water b/c there is almost no food in these cans.
But I have sinned too by procrastinating, for example as in not buying travel tickets in time, which is based on fear. So I have narrowed down my cause of procrastination as in a mild fear which I can work on as in “self work”. Life has its challenges, what may be a piece of cake for someone else may be a challenge for me and vice versa. So, being frugal is also overcoming procrastination and find the cause(s) for this behavior and take the steps to overcome that obstacle.
Another frugal thing is that I nearly never go to restaurants. Too much money for something that I can cook better and in shorter time. I get stressed from thinking how much I am spending for one restaurant meal, then thinking about how hard I have to work to earn that money. I find that the harder you have to work for you money, the harder you want your money to work for you. (im in health care by the way - a kick ass real hard job where you walk a fine line between life and death every day)