Emotions are part of who we are and we can't stop having them, but what we can do is become more aware of them and create more space within them.
It's not about becoming so frugal that you no longer go out and enjoy yourself or your life - it's about choosing to spend your money on things that bring you joy and get you closer to your goals.
Creating space is about creating room for the things that really matter, the things that add the most value like family, laughter, fun, love, and money (yes, money). The fewer things we have, the more money we will save!
We can only create space if we really want it, there are plenty of things that we can be doing instead of taking time away from technology, journalling or going for walks, but which ones will make us feel good?