I have been impressed over the years at some people's efforts with their personal spend-nothing challenges. So it is time for me to bite the bullet and challenge myself on this too. I think I am ready....ish.
I have decided to only challenge myself and not the family as I see myself as the most struggling of recovering consumerists within the family. This challenge will help me overcome some more consumerist demons within.....I'm hoping. It just may build some self discipline muscle (!).
A full year spend-nothing challenge is way out of my realm of ability to tackle up front, so instead I am going to do it step by step. Here is the initial plan.
- One full week spending nothing
- One fortnight spending nothing
- One month spending nothing
After that, any longer stints will have to be discussed with my family as it will impact them unless they are aware. I have not told them about this initial set of challenges - I wonder if they will notice?
By spending nothing I mean - spending nothing on myself or any purchases outside normal bills and household expenses. Yes, I know, it is a fairly soft version - but horses for courses to start with you know!
I'll keep you all posted. First one starts Monday!
Take care folks and stay nice.