Oy, it’s been a long week of non-spending! So far I’ve spent money on
- Chiropractic treatment (budgeted: medical)
- Commuter flight for vacation (budgeted: vacation)
- Hostel reservation (budgeted: vacation)
And that’s it.
No coffee, no groceries or eating out, nothing for the house.
And honestly? It’s hard! It’s been surprising how often I look to go buy something to break up my day. To relieve a moment of boredom. To relax.
I don’t think it’s necessarily bad to wander around a store, see what’s out there and buy something for yourself or your household, provided you stay within your budget. But it is interesting how many times in 7 days I wanted to spend money just for the sake of spending money. All in all I’m still looking for ways to live a rich, enjoyable life in a way that provides the most value. That doesn’t mean never spending money but getting the most value for my money.