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What I Learned From Being On A Spending Ban

I've successfully got through my two month spending ban! Yay! To be honest, when I first started, I didn't have much faith in myself. I thought I would crack the first moment I laid my eyes on something or when everyone would start raving on about the hottest new thang. But nope, I didn't and I couldn't be anymore proud of myself. Here are a few things I learned after being on a 60-day (or more) spending ban:

  • I actually do have some self-control. I'm not such an impulse buyer after all. 
  • My bank account is happy & in good health. (haha)
  • I'm happy. Surprisingly, I still don't feel the urge to go purchase everything in site.
  • I really don't need to buy all the latest makeup launches.
  • Other activities were able to get done since I wasn't staring at an online store for 2 (or 200) hours.
  • I have more than enough makeup products in my collection to last a very long time. 
  • I got the chance to use a bunch of products that I already had that were being neglected.
  • It's pretty fun shopping your own stash & rediscovering some oldies (but goodies).
  • Saying 'no' is much more easier than I thought. 
  • I understand the difference between want and need. Some things I can go on without in life.
  • It was pretty easy for me and I think I could go even longer if I wanted to. 
  • When I decide to end the spending ban, a budget would be ideal. 

Have you ever put yourself on a spending ban? What did you get out of it?



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