I don’t struggle with a lot of impulse shopping, outside of eating out. My husband and I spent $1,000 on food in a 30-day period between November and December. That’s 1/5 of my trip cost to Patagonia. This isn’t about a long-term spending fast. It’s about being more aware of how much I spend eating out specifically, and buying things in general.
No, Lizard Boy is not required to participate.
- No restaurants. No fast food, no slow food, no drive-thru, no gas station food. No eating out. Period.
- Shop for groceries when the pantry is empty. No shopping for groceries because what I have doesn’t look as yummy as when I decided to buy it.
- No new “necessities.” We have enough socks, underwear, shirts, jackets, hats, etc. We don’t need anything that isn’t consumable in January.
- Practice gratitude. Instead of fantasizing what it would be like to own something/go on a trip/give a gift, focus on being grateful for what I have, where I’ve been, and who is in my life.