Because..well..yoga pants. I am now only about 100 days shy of completing my second full No Spend Year in a row and I have felt really good about what it has done for me as a person and to detach from what society a lot of times tells us as women we should do or be like. It has helped with a financial cleanse and to get out of the vicious consuming cycle of buying and having more than I need. It has also made me grow in my journey towards practicing minimalism in all areas of my life. I missed out on a lot of years of acknowledging and appreciating my natural beauty. I’m now more confident in my own skin than ever before and have learned to embrace my grey and wavy hair and eye crinkles instead of cover it all up.
My list of banned items includes clothes, accessories, shoes, purses, makeup, professional haircut/dye. So when I did my No Spend Year in 2019, the only fails I had were buying a new pair of sunglasses and a thing of nail polish. Honestly, since I stayed under $10 for the year, I still view it as success. Like I mentioned above, the success came in so many more ways than monetary.
Now, here we are in 2020, and I find that my situation has changed a little with the “new normal”. Since I am no longer going places, mainly going into the office, my style and comfort level needs have changed quite a bit. Since I’m not wearing dresses and professional clothes, I NEED more yoga pants..lol. I am really excited to have enough yoga pants in the rotation to support me during the day and when I exercise and when I sleep. Give me all the yoga pants!! No regrets!!
Have you done a No Spend Challenge before and were you able to stick with it?