As we approach Earth Month, it’s important to reflect on our consumption habits and their impact on the planet. Many probably remember my crazy challenge for Earth Day 2021 where I participated in Buy Nothing for 30 days, where the challenge is to refrain from purchasing any non-essential items for an entire month. (I found […]
Category: Buy Nothing Experiment
Auditing more beauty boxes, I soon came to the uncomfortable truth: The most socially conscious thing is to not buy what you don’t need. And these I didn’t need.
My 2022 goals to become more socially conscious this year.
Buying nothing for a month was in fact tough! It did get easier after a fashion, and I learned a lot about myself. Plus, I know you’re itching to know: What did I do with the money I didn’t spend? I Relaxed the Rules Appropriately My friend visited me from Portland! COVID lockdown had been […]
The biggest thing that makes this ‘challenge’ mentally challenging for me? The perception that I would be missing out on the joy of buying things. Eleven days in, I’m convinced that’s not entirely the case. Mindless Buying Is Unconscious Buying Several items on this past week’s list are things I might have purchased without thinking […]
I survived the weekend still buying nothing! I’ve been making a list of purchases that have really, really tempted me. Like, I was justifying in my head why I “need” to purchase said thing. When I looked at the list, I realized there are two purchase categories that tempt me really greatly. Purchase Temptation by […]
Already having challenges and realizations just 2 days into the Buy Nothing April challenge!
Today is April 1, 2021. This is not an April Fools joke. I’m going to document my journey to not buy anything besides food and supplies (sponges, laundry soap, etc.) for 30 whole days. Why Buy Nothing? Let’s face it… It’s too easy to buy now. And it’s getting too convoluted for me to distinguish […]