It's 9:15 p.m. and I'm ready to go to bed like whoa. Black Friday completely screwed up my sleeping schedule. But before I fall into bed...
I've been thinking a lot about the materialism mindset that is so prevalent in our culture. We have a lot of stuff.
This is ironic following up my Black Friday shopping, I know. Try not to hold it against me.
For me, at this point in my life, that means a lot of things related to fashion (clothes, shoes, etc.). It's easy to do--go shopping and find 1 or 10 more things that I just "need."
But I don't need more. And really, if I look at my motivations, I probably don't even want more.
So I've been thinking about really trying to restrict myself, as a new year resolution. I haven't committed myself to one of those in years. I think it would be a challenge, but in a good way.
Maybe I should wear through a couple pairs of shoes before I buy another pair.
I had been thinking of setting an actual limit on what I could spend monthly on all things clothes, shoes, etc. related.
I haven't ever been that strict with myself. I keep track of my finances and know what I should or shouldn't spend at a given time, but haven't needed financially to limit myself to a sum per month.
I am very thankful for what I have in terms of things, opportunities and privilege! And I'm tired of taking it for granted.
Just some thoughts, I haven't actually decided whether to follow through or not.
How much do you budget for those expenses? I know this is an amount that can vary with your situation, but I have no idea what is a reasonable or realistic amount for myself.