Posted 31 October 2011 at 9:59 AM | Comments (2)
I’ve officially completed two months of my yearlong shopping diet! You won’t believe me when I say this, but it’s true:
It’s super fun.
It really is! I admit the first month was hard, not so much because I wasn’t shopping but because I kept thinking about it. I’ve never thought about shopping as much as I did in September, and it was only because I wasn’t allowed to do it. So I became a bit obsessive, constantly thinking about all the great trends and products I was missing out on.
This second month has been awesome. I loved going into H&M the other day, finding about ten items that I wanted, and just walking away with an, “Oh well! Too bad for me!” It’s so liberating. I don’t have to try anything on, nor decide which item is most worth my money, nor think about all the items I left behind. I walk away physically and mentally. It’s fantastic.
That said, if you’re thinking about starting a shopping diet, I should give a disclaimer: I love challenging my own willpower. It invigorates me. So if you hate a challenge, you’ll probably want to blow my brains out by the time you’re in your second month. Sorry.