A budget is basically a diet for your finances. It’s the reverse of calories however - you want more money coming in and less going out.
You’ll find it’s easier to stick to if you have an incentive. Listing your short and long term financial goals will give you some ‘savinspiration’ to help you stay the course.
It’s easiest to work with a budget that mirrors how you get paid. For example, if you get paid monthly, a monthly budget may be your best option.