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Monday, 3 June 2013
June Challenge : Update #1
Isn't it ironic how certain blogs, people, advice come into our lives at just the right time??
Today I'm sharing an excerpt from a blog I came across this morning (after launching my No Purchases June Challenge).
Spend your money on what brings you joy and be frugal with everything else that doesn’t
I love it when someone writes down exactly what I needed to hear (and action)!
I combed through what I am spending my money on and put them into categories:
BRINGS ME JOY
SUPER IMPORTANT MUST HAVES
(home and contents insurance) and
Everything in neither was then either eliminated completely or pared back to its most basic (frugal) form.
Read the full blog post
Makes 100% sense to me.
When I decided to commit to the No Purchases in June challenge, I set my own rules.
Well.. just one rule really. No buying unless it's food.
This is about being conscious of my spending habits.
I am a serial shopper..
Feeling sad? Retail therapy!
Feeling happy? Buy new things!
Bored? Go shopping.
Celebrating? Mark the occasion with something new!
No Purchases June is about realising that I don't need
I shouldn't rely on
to make justify my feelings.
It's about LIVING.
So experiences are perfectly OK.
They are in that first category - IT BRINGS ME JOY.
And who doesn't want a little more joy in their lives!?
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