Starting on: 12/14/2020 – 12/20/2020
Seems like a simple challenge, but it is step one for someone living with compulsive shopping disorder. Thus, the challenge is to buy NOTHING I do not NEED. And to avoid myself fucking over myself, I need to define the rules.
So listen up self:
- NEED: Food – But only what is needed for the week.
- NEED: Laundry/Dish Soap.
- NEED: Personal hygiene needs, but only if what you have is empty.
- NEED: Gas, but only if you’re under half a tank.
- NEED: Medication that is prescribed to you.
Nothing else is really a need. Can you think of something I missed?
I MOSTLY did it! It is the holidays and I did buy my daughter new hiking boots after hers gave her blisters and hurt her feet after 3-4 hikes. Tried changing socks, that didn’t work. So. New boots happened.
Other than that, I did it. I bought nothing I didn’t absolutely need for a whole week. It feels great. There are definitely things I wanted, and I did use today (the day the challenge ended) to go ahead and get a couple last minute Christmas gifts. But I think I will do another challenge now!
Last modified: December 21, 2020