I don’t consider myself someone who throws my money around, but I have been aching to do some retail therapy. Of course, since I am going away for the summer, I know I will be spending a lot of money, so the best thing right now is not to do any shopping.
I looked around the house and decided to use things I had purchased, but hadn’t taken full advantage of yet. A few things I came across:
- A paperback of Bill Bryson’s Neither Here Nor There as well as the audiobook
- A Rodney Yee DVD I haven’t used yet
- A half-used bottle of Manduka yoga mat cleaner
- Cold brew teas I purchased at Epcot Centre in the British pavilion
I took some time just to look at the items or use them. It seems silly, but just looking around the house and trying to find things that you haven’t had a chance to use helped me get over the urge to buy anything new. It also helped me appreciate that I have the disposable income to buy it (and to stuff it on a shelf and forget about it, ha!)
I do look forward to getting some new clothes when I’m down south in a week!