I read an article on Yahoo called ‘I Went 200 Days Without Buying Anything New. Here’s How You Can Do It, Too’ and I was definitely not inspired.
I’m sadly part of the rat race consumer driven society. Hell, I’m not only a member but one of the founding fathers.
No but seriously, I’m a consumer and a good one at that. I like pretty things. Makeup, clothes, beauty, plus let’s not even discuss my collectibles.
So imagine going nearly a year without making a new makeup and beauty purchase? Or as the author of this article did, go without buying anything new in that period. Mind you, there are essentials you can’t do without like food, medicine, or maybe parts for your car if it broke down. But this woman went without buying new anything for 200 days so no new clothes, no new books, no new makeup, or beauty, nada….!
Would you succeed?
I know a lot of people that put themselves on a no buy. I’ve never tried it myself but most times that no buy for many people will last a month at the very most. But 200 days? Nearly a year? Could I even begin to just stop all my purchasing habits for that amount of time?
I’m a chronic reader so I think I’d be at a loss and go slightly nuts if I couldn’t buy the latest comics, manga, or bestseller!
And makeup? Beauty? Skincare even? How could I just completely cut that out of my purchasing habits?
I can honestly say I wouldn’t succeed at this task.