We asked ourselves these questions.
What was the SCARIEST part of starting the challenge
What is the ONE thing you are most excited to get out of this challenge?
What has been the BIGGEST struggle this week?
Where were you most tempted (or where did you) CHEAT?
What are you MOST worried about looking forward
Listed a couple of “AHA!” moments and acknowledged what has been the MOST surprising thing about not spending this week.
I need to ask Ben how he feels about the challenge. Cashel has asked for a few things while we are out driving that reveal our “spending habits.” I’d say the toughest area is eating on the go – drive thrus are my arch nemesis. We are amazed at how easy food has been. I’m sure this will get harder as our stock dwindles but with a month-long meal plan and my neighbors giving me fresh produce from their gardens or fridges that they can’t use I think we’ll be okay.
I love our local Buy Nothing group and they have made the tough spots a lot easier!
We are looking forward to building so new habits and my goals next week include making progress in the book “Living Well Spending Less” by Ruth Soukup. I have a couple other books/studies going that I’m trying to juggle. Plus blogging daily! And then I want to start doing some creative planning for birthdays/parties in which I can spend ZERO. And my serious goal is to actually do all the challenges next week (it’s cleaning week) and I’m tacking on giving away things on Buy Nothing and maybe visiting storage to start getting rid of things there too.
Here’s to week one being not TOO painful, completing and actually looking forward to week 2! You can read the individual days posts here on my Spending Zero page.