Friday, December 26, 2008

Before You Hit the Sales...

© photo copyright Carrie Boyko

...make your New Year's Resolutions. I have found in the last couple of years, that the deep discounts on the day after Christmas brought a crazy person out of me--one who wanted to snag too many good buys. Sure, I saved money. But I ended up with some things that did not necessarily fit into my goals for the New Year. Especially last year, when I was just beginning to move toward living a bit greener. I was wet behind the ears, and hadn't yet had the lesson on simplifying my life and minimizing my purchases. I wasn't composting my trash or working harder at Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

This year, I'm already drafting that New Year's Resolution list. It is getting a bit long, though. I'll have to prioritize and limit the list to things that are more do-able. Reducing pressure is part of my health management plan, so I can justify limiting the things on my Resolutions list. I encourage you to do the same; think before you shop.

1 comment:

Roxanne said...

It helps to make "sale shopping" a family discssion. That way, we can all stay focused on what purchases will really make a difference in our lives. "Think before you buy" plus "Think green when you buy" equals enjoyable purchases with purpose.

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