Friday, September 13, 2013
Not buying anything for 60 days!
I think I may be needing another challenge... about my shopping...
When I first started this blog in January 2011, I was starting to write about my experience of not buying anything non-essential for 1 year... I went from a crazy shopaholic to not buying anything overnight.... it worked... for 6 months.... then I gave in...
Overtime, I came to realize as I said before that sharp cut offs do not work with me... I need to ease into things...
So over the remaining of 2011 (after my crazy shopping spree of July), 2012 and 2013 I have been working on my spending habits... I am getting better but honestly I do make "mistakes" or "fall off the wagon" once in a while...
However, in the spirit of Ahimsa (non-violence), I cannot punish myself for those... but I acknowledge and move on.... learning a lesson from it... every time... I have refined my understanding of what makes me shop and I am trying to stay away from it!
I think I am ready for another shopping break altogether... so as of today, I am not going to buy anything not-essential for 60 days! So basically until November 13th!!!
Of course groceries are allowed.... food is an essential....
But every time I say that, I come across the famous question: "what about your Starbucks?" "what about your vegan restaurants?"
Well to that I must say that they are staying... because honestly I go to restaurants less and less and Starbucks too... plus they are a hobby for me... like someone else would go to the movie, museum... and whenever I eat out, I spend less on groceries... seriously... so all in all, it doesn't really increase my spending!
But besides food, I would say that anything else is non-essential except for 2 items that I need... One rain coat and one pair of laced-up mid ankle boots. However, both will have to be a great deal and a lasting item... No impulse buy.... I will have to shop... try on.. think... look for a better deal and THEN I can get it!
Aside from that, I should not be buying anything... I really do not need anything!!!
Unless something breaks.... Which I seriously do not think so because I take really good care of my stuff!
I am also committing to writing the cost and taking a picture of every item I buy if I do... and will report to you guys...
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love and peace,