I am no psychologist, psychiatrist or mental health professional. However, I do know for a fact that emotions play a role in our financial life. Recently, it occurred to me that I tend to make decisions when I am emotionally unstable (for lack of a better term). Once the emotions clear I look at the impact of my decision and it is normally not good.
This week I stayed home from work, so I can relax and release my stress. No additional money was spent outside of the normal expenses, rent and groceries etc. I actually saved money in gas and tolls since the car has been parked for a few days. The extra free time is being used to research my options for a part-time job to bring in additional income.