Monday, 1 August 2011

Buy Nothing Week

You have heard of "Buy Nothing Day". This year 2011, it is Friday, November 25 in North America and Saturday, November 26, internationally. On this day you attempt not to spend any money. That's too easy.

How about "Buy Nothing for 4 Days" or "Buy Nothing for a Week" where you buy nothing except essential food items.

  • No coffee, donuts, bagels, cigarettes, alcohol.
  • No pop, bottled water, candy, chocolate bars, ice cream, snacks
  • No magazines, newspapers
  • No shopping
  • No gas, taxis. Park the car and walk or take public transit instead.
  • Get up in the morning and have a healthy breakfast, cereal and fruit.
  • If you are heading off to work, pack a lunch and some fruit.
  • No eating out for dinner. Make a wholesome meal for you and your family.
  • No going out to the movies. Take a walk or bike ride around your neighborhood.
  • Take the dog for a walk.
  • Visit the public library, borrow a book or video.
  • Invite a friend over or visit a friend or relative.
  • Spend some quiet time with yourself or with someone special.

Try it for four days. You will be healthier and happier for doing it. Now make this a habit and your lifestyle. Humanity will thank you for doing it.