Monday, 29 November 2010
Buy Nothing Day: A Reflection
Now I'm not really a spendaholic and the event wasn't a particular hardship for me. In fact I didn't spend anything on two of the days in the preceding week. But 'Buy Nothing Day' helped me to focus on the lack of awareness involved with some of my spending and how easy it is to go with my impulses and make purchases.
What I also found was that I didn't miss my newspaper as I read it online. I didn't buy one on Sunday either and may give up habitually purchasing the weekend papers for a while. It'll give me a chance to get used, instead, to reading the news and other articles on the Guardian website and perhaps I'll get the opportunity, for the first time in ages, to see what the paper has to offer midweek too!