You might feel embarrassed when you're getting started with coupons. Many people think coupons are a sign of poverty. Letting these feelings take over will often lead to you to give up.
“He who will not economize will have to agonize.” ― Confucius
The truth is that most wealthy people stay wealthy because they are frugal. They've realized that no one is actually judging them in the way we often worry about. When you start to use coupons, don't worry about what the person in line behind you, or the cashier thinks. In most cases, they aren't thinking about you at all. You may mention coupons to a friend only to find they aren't supportive. Don't let this bother you.
Come up with a goal. What do you hope to achieve through successful couponing? Maybe you're hoping to finally get some money saved. Maybe you are trying to eliminate credit card use and need to cut your monthly expenses. Whatever your reason, keep your goal clear in your mind. Instead of thinking of using coupons as a way to save money, think of coupons as something that's getting you closer to your goal.
Once you figure out what your motivation is for learning how to coupon, keep track of your savings. Make sure you are on track to meet your goals.