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August Challenge - Week 1 Update

So, that's the first week of my personal 'no-spend' challenge over and, to be honest, I've quite enjoyed thinking about what I'm spending rather than just going ahead and buying something just because it catches my eye or because I 'think' I need it. I did have a couple of small lapses this week but I'm not going to beat myself up about it and I'll just have to do better next week.

So here is the list of things I could have spent my money on but decided not to.

A scarf from Ollie and Nic   £22.00
A book offer in WH Smith   £ 8.00
A book for my Kindle          £ 3.90
Treats for my horse            £ 7.00
Saving me                         £40.90

These are the unnecessary things I did buy this week:

A book for my Kindle     £0.86
A box of 4 cupcakes       £4.00
Costing me                   £4.86

So my overall total saving this week was £36.04!

In a normal week I would have bought those things without a second thought and, whilst they would have been nice to have, I don't feel I'm missing out at all.

So, roll on next week!! I WILL remain strong and if I feel myself giving in to temptation I'll just have another little peek at my bag.

Until the next time,


Denise x

Comments

Femke said…
Well dome! Its all about thinking about what you spend, like you said!
Denise said…
Thank you Femke. It certainly is all about thinking about it. It's also slightly worrying that I normally would just spend that without thinking about it. :)
Yay for you Denise! The bag you are saving towards is lovely.
Denise said…
Thanks CP. It's even more beautiful in 'real life'.
Ro said…
I'm so excited for you! Isn't it amazing when you stop and think about all this little stuff ... not only where the money goes, but adding it to your life in general? You are going to have that bag in no time!
Denise said…
It is amazing especially when you realise that normally you would just buy something because you can and although it makes you happy at the time it actually adds nothing to your life - except more clutter. If I remember rightly, this all started way back when you decided to have a clear out and de-clutter your life so I have you to thank for this new way of thinking :)

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