Determine your "why". Decide what you want our of life and consider the things you have to do to achieve those things
You need to start taking control of your money and telling it where to go. The basic premise of a budget is to control your money rather than let your money control you.
Saving money is two-fold: You need to cut back on spending, but you also need to save money in an emergency fund for whatever life throws at you.
Savings accounts are great safe havens for your money. But if you want your money to grow to achieve financial freedom, you need to invest it.