Note: I started my self-imposed shopping ban on January 1, 2014. I made it official online through this post, and called it a “shopping fast.” I also shared there the reasons why I took the challenge and laid down some rules to guide me while on it.
Hello, September! I can’t believe I’m just three months away from finishing this no-shopping challenge!
I don’t have much to say except this, “oops I did it again!” Haha. Sorry friends, I’m just so happy while writing this post I even want to cry! Not to sound melodramatic, but, I really feel (a bit) proud of myself for having banned shopping since January 2014.
Last month, I was able to resist shopping again and I didn’t have a hard time doing it. I focused on just appreciating every nice item I saw in the mall as I walked past the shops there. That was all I did. And of course, applying some level of discipline. Also, I think I got preoccupied in improving the state of our finances and learning more about growing our money that the thought of shopping didn’t enter my mind at all. So you see, shifting my mind’s focus from one thing to another proved to be a wise move for me.
As for the acquisition thing, I did receive some new stuff from a dear friend when she visited me two weekends ago. Maybe this was the universe’s way of rewarding my efforts. Or I just got lucky. Whatever that meant, I was thankful for the blessing. I’ll just think of what I’ll do with my excesses when I become more serious about adopting a minimalist lifestyle (now that sounds exciting!).
I hope this month of September will again be as easy peasy as the past months have been. I’ll definitely find out next month.
‘Till my next shopping report, friends!