YOU WORK AT IT!
I've always tried to conserve water and electricity, both of which are overpriced in California due to their environmental plans.
I ran my air conditioner no more than one hour total during the entire heat wave.
I don't have cable and internet is nearly $100 a month from one of only two providers in my area, the other being DSL which we found slow and unreliable.
My internet provider offers of $19.99/month to suck people in then, after the first year they jack your rate up higher year after year. I resent their monopoly. I've now made it a game TO GET EVERY LAST GIGABYTE.
Last month I got within 13GB of the 1280 limit.
I do this by checking my usage often, almost daily the last 10 days of the monthly cycle.
I used EVERY LAST GIGABYTE WHEN THE CYCLE ENDED YESTERDAY.
If you'll take charge and act instead of react during stressful times, your quit will survive and thrive!