I was introduced to the concept of shopping bans through Cait Flanders’ blog. After reading her experience I was inspired to incorporate something similar in my life.
The reason I decided to go on a shopping ban was because I no longer could ignore the fact that I was (and still am) a spender. I bought things when I was bored, to make me feel better, and to reward myself. I loved buying things just for the sake of buying.
It’s been over a year since I’ve completed my firs one year shopping ban and I’m about to embark on another one year ban. Today, I will be sharing what I’ve learned from my first ban.
– I learned that I was an emotional shopper
– I discovered my spending triggers
– I learned the true difference of wants and needs
– I appreciated what I already had
– I learned what my priorities were
– I learned to get over the “FOMO” mindset
– I became more confident
There you have it! I’m currently working on the rules and an approved shopping list for my next one year ban which I will be sharing later. If you are interested in starting your own shopping ban, I’ve included Cait’s resources below:
Cait’s Year One Shopping Ban Experience:
- 1 Month Without Takeout Coffee
- 3 Months Without Shopping and Takeout Coffee
- I Broke the Takeout Coffee Ban Just Once (I Think)
- 5 Months Without Shopping (The Toughest Bad Habit to Break)
- Why I’m Upping the Ante on My Yearlong Shopping Ban
- 9 Months Without Shopping and Takeout Coffee
- What Would You Buy If You Had an Extra $50? $500? $5,000?
Cait’s Shopping Ban Guide:
Have you completed a shopping ban before? Share your experience below in the comments!