One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year. My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.
As you may or may not remember, in late January, I experimented with buying nothing during the week and flunked.
And as promised, I tried it again this week.
YOWZA! It worked this time!
I gotta tell ya though, it was tough. I started on Sunday. By Tuesday I was saying very lightly to a pal that I was going to go buy some Diet Sprite. Then I thought, “No I’m not.”
This whole experiment may seem silly to ya’ll. To me it was a mission.
I bought no gas, no food, to snacks not even any coffee.
I made do – or is it due?
In any case, I used what I had this week. It worked out more than fine.
And it taught me this – I buy mindlessly. I DON’T BUY midFULLy.
What was the last time you didn’t buy like for you?