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Result – 30 Day No Shopping Challenge

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 As you all know I have been on a 30 day no shopping challenge for the last month. The first few day were a bit rough on me because of constant temptations at work and having to repeat myself over and over to co-workers who kindly would show me all sorts of deals and things I would usually buy in a second. As I power through the first week and spread the word about my no shopping challenge I found it that my friends were quite supportive and at times of weakness quite helpful with being the little voices in my head…. “you’re not suppose to be shopping!!!” or “Do you really need that??”

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Week 1 – 30 Day No Shopping Challenge

no-shopping-9am-5pm As you all know I have started a 30 day no shopping challenge to practice the art of simple living, self-control and putting needs over wants. I have to admit, it has been an interesting week so far, keeping away from malls and having mental reaffirmation on why I don’t need to buy the attractive piece of whatever it was in my hand. Lucky for me my some of my co-workers have read my post about this challenge and are happy to keep me in check. So the one tip from my first week would be to let your friends/family/co-workers or whoever else is around you know about what you are up to. Having a support group helps you to build a confidence you need to power through the challenge and to inspire them to start a challenge on their own.

Cheers to a successful first week and to a great support group!

Solmaz

30 Day No Shopping Challenge

no-shopping-9am-5pm  I’m tired of looking in my closet and frantically going through piles and piles clothes and running between my closets and still end up with nothing. You know the feeling. All I can think of is, all this time and money I spend shopping for clothes and I never seem to be able to find anything to wear when I need to pull an outfit for an event or just a normal day out.

 Being in my line of work I have access to all sorts of clothes and I always find deals and come home with bags of clothes. Unfortunately when I think about it, at the end of the day, I’m just stuffing my closet and creating more of a headache for myself. This problem came more visible for me after I had to pack all my clothes while moving homes. It was horrible, clothes EVERYWHERE!!!!

 Since I’m planning to move again very soon, I decided to challenge myself with “30 Day Of No Shopping!”. It’s going to be hard, temptations at every corner and lots of weak moments. I think keeping the great outcomes from finishing this challenge would keep me from spending my money on unimportant things. Saving money and having a clutter free closet makes everyone happy and ready to face anything. Now, starting today till May 6th, I will follow the rules below:

1. No frivolous shopping of any kind; clothes, makeup, nail polish, shoes etc.

2. No spending of money unless is for gas, food, transportation and health related.

3. Sort my closet and donate things that I haven’t worn for years…yes, YEARS! sighhh….

I will post weekly updates on the blog and share my thoughts and the challenges I faced with you all here. Meantime if any of you guys have any tips and words of wisdom and encouragement for me leave a comment on this post. I will share my favourite ones with everyone on my updates.

Solmaz

PS. Keep an eye on my count down widget to the top right of the page…. May 6th, here I come!!!