Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Update on Shopping Challenge
I have a little over a month left in my shopping - or should I say not shopping - challenge. Since my last update on the challenge, I've refrained from spending any more money, except on essentials. I did use a gift card I had to purchase some blank books for myself. I feel this is within my challenge as 1) I didn't spend any of my money; 2) I consider journaling to be an essential part of my life so am always in the need of a new blank book; 3) I rarely have access to a good selection of journals so I took advantage of the opportunity to stock up on this necessity.
This challenge has not been oppressive at all. More and more I realize how little I really need and that I have enough material possessions that I can almost always made do. This exercise is helping me rethink some of my spending habits and, once I'm "off the hook," think I will be much more mindful of purchases.
(Photo source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1176693)