So y’all know I made it 30 days without shopping….I was able to lower my credit card bill and really avoid lots of silly impulse purchases. It was a truly challenging challenge, but could I do more?
I pondered a new challenge that would really push me- I came up with the idea to go 30 days without restaurants. The idea made me way uncomfortable so I tabled it several times in my mind…like, I seriously couldn’t even get excited about it, it seemed far too arduous to try.
As if someone were on the same wavelength, I stumbled upon this post on Enemy of Debt on the same type of No-Restaurant Challenge. I am reconsidering doing this challenge, but it will require me to give up fast food, restaurants, going to bars, everything. I will have to be better at planning my meals and snacks, even on the most hectic of days.
I get super grumpy when I’m hungry, and I love a good beer on happy hour, so can I do it? I need to tighten my belt, and the prospect of challenging myself in order to be less financially stressed is exciting…but I LOVE FOOD! When I did my no-shopping challenge, I derived a great joy from my food purchases…it was my splurge. This will be quite a stretch for me, I’m still too scared to commit!
Should I quit cold turkey for 30 days, or allow myself only 2 meals out for the entire month?
Does anyone have any tried and true quick recipes that will leave me feeling content and not deprived?
Have you done something like this, or could you get excited about doing it?
I’m thinking of starting on the 15th of April…I guess I just need a push!