In light of this nasty little habit of mine, I have decided I am not spending any money this week. No going to Target just to get out of the house. No heading off to Cub just because I can get great deals. No nothing. I am going to stay home and break this habit! No family needs 18 tubes of bread dough in their fridge or six packages of yogurt~ no matter how good of a deal they were! Well, OK the Duggars might, but no normal family should have 18 tubes of bread dough sitting in their fridge. I have decided enough is enough and I am quitting cold turkey. I have even enlisted Marty and the kids to help me on this....well, let's call it a journey.
I think once I get going on breaking my habit life will be better. Not that it's bad. But you know how it goes. Once you conquer something you always feel so much better about yourself and about life~ you get that little oh so nice boost in morale. So as I try to figure out how to keep myself from obsessively bargain shopping, I will have to stay focused on how I'll feel once I've mastered my so called addiction.
While the thought of how much extra cash I'll have is great motivation, realistically speaking, I don't know that it's enough! Figuring out a way to stay busy at home is key. If I'm busy, I won't be thinking about the deals I'm missing out on. But what will I do at home all week? That's the million dollar question! Addie is still not napping so that makes doing anything during the day other than bargain collecting, extremely difficult. But I'll need to find something or else I'll be at Target in a heartbeat.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I have tons of things I would love to do. I could make cards, I could scrapbook, I could workout, I could read, I could clean out closets, I could bake cookies; my list goes on and on. It's just that our beloved Princess P doesn't actually allow for such activities!
I guess maybe what it boils down to is where there's a will, there's a way. I have the will. I just need to find the way. Any suggestions??? Any advice???