Happy New Year!
What a blessing to see another year. A lot has happened in the last 20 or so months and I would be remiss if is didn’t take time to acknowledge the loss and the pain most of us have experienced. my heart goes out to everyone affected by the pandemic. I pray that you find strength to forge ahead and the peace that surpasses human understanding.
I am not one to make audacious resolutions, but this year the winds of change blew my way and I wanted to share with you a resolution that I have decided to embark on, yes! this is a journey y’all and we are all going on this ride together as I will for certain need an accountability partner. (Penning this down is my way of holding myself accountable)
Have you heard the term “LOW BUY” before? If not, it is when a consumer decides that they need to put some restrictions and reduce spending for a certain period or throughout the year. It’s less restrictive than “NO BUY” and there is room for flexibility in the prior. This practice is done for a myriad of reasons, usually it would be to save more money for a certain project or just for self-discipline but also as it’s a period of reflection, we have so much “stuff” already that we hardly get to use and this the time to get creative and put everything we have to use.
I am doing a low buy 2022 for ALL the reasons afore mentioned. I am not a shopaholic (I hope not) so this wont be too difficult, I have set a target of the amount I need to save and a timeline on when this should happen by. I Will have monthly check ins to review my progress and hopefully pat myself at the back.
I will tackle 3 categories – Designer purchases, clothing, skincare & beauty and lastly takeaway and flowers. Its shocking how quickly the later can add up.
Here are my rules. Brand collaborations notwithstanding. Wish me luck
1. No luxury buys for the next 60 days, unsubscribe to all sites that send emails/offers etc. After this period give my self 14 days to weigh if I still want the item.
2. No buying makeup and skin care unless I have completely ran out.
3. No buying doubles – if I already own something similar especially for clothes & accessories
4. No takeout on weekdays.
5. Fresh flowers every 2 weeks- so I am only buying lilies, Eucalyptus and lavender as they last longest
What intentions have you set out this year? Please share with us in the comment section.