“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” was said by the famous Peter Drucker, and it’s true. I started a monthly balance sheet around 6 months ago and it’s amazing to see where your money goes once you start managing it. Creating a budget and sticking to it can be difficult as first, but as you practice and stay persistent, that bank account will continue to grow each month.
If you’re saving money because you want to buy something, you the best advice I can give you is to focus more on how you can increase your income. Simply focusing on how you can make more money will help dramatically more than focusing on reducing your expenses.