Wednesday, August 31, 2016

No Spend September

Tomorrow starts my "No Spend" month. I'm cutting out any personal spending, or non essentials. My main reason for doing this is to reset my spending behaviors. I was doing really good this year, but July I started to see myself impulse buying on too many things. August, I did much better, but September is going to be even better.

Impulse buying is fun, but I don't  feel like appreciate every thing that I buy. I have instant gratification, but often I forget about it pretty quickly. In September the things I want right now, will probably be forgotten or deemed not "necessary" by the end of it. This will be an interesting test. Many things that we want are forgotten over a few weeks, but if we buy it right now. We don't give our self the time to "forget" about it. I really want to appreciate what I have, and I plan to shop my own stuff during this month. Try on clothes, I don't normally wear but have hanging in my closet. Rotate my makeup, and try products I haven't tried in awhile.

I have one hour during my lunch break, and often I go shopping. Almost every day, I go browsing. This is something I want to cut out. On my break, I want to read, blog, watch Netflix. Do something else! If I want to walk, walk outside but not go to any stores.

Online shopping will be hard, but it's behavioral. At the beginning of the year, I went 6 months without buying anything online. Once it's not apart of my "routine" I forget about it. I also unsubscribed from alot of Youtube channels because when they all start raving about a product, I decided I need it too.

I'm nervous, but also excited. I find it very easy to fall back into my impulse buying habits, and I'm so proud of the progress I've already made this year. Time to keep progressing. Tell my money what to do, and I don't want to waste it on things I don't appreciate in the end.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not much of a shopper so don't have too many impulse purchases. You can do this!!