First! Face it There is nothing you or I can do about it right now about the cost of paying over $5. per gallon. Second... It WILL CHANGE. You see as a person who has helped almost 1,000 families buy or sell a home it has become necessary for me to use some creativity from time to time. So here is what I have done with regard to purchasing of gasoline.
The other day I purchased at Costco it was $5.05 using up 1/4 of the tank and having spent $85. I expected to spend $23. today, but the cost had gone up to $5.39 and 1/4 of a tank cost me $39. That is more than I used to pay for a full tank of gasoline a couple of years ago.
Beginning today I will fill up when I have 3/4 of a full tank. This way it won't be so painful. After all it is all in your head.