Of budgets & bans….

Heyya people…India’s financial budget for the coming fiscal year has been presented today..

Paychecks would have arrived or arrive today for most of us.. and yeah… budgeting for March would be the top thing on our minds now…

Well, I am not gonna talk about my family monthly budget here & bore you to the core.

Does budget ring a bell? Β  Β  Money!!

It did ring something else as well in my mind…. πŸ˜›

I did share my Mar’13 wishlist today & I know most of you would be surprised by it…

There was not a single product that I would like to purchase in the coming month of March.

And its true…

I have been contemplating a shopping ban since December… some of you might know that…

But finally the day has arrived for me to take the plunge…

Yes! Β This time I am serious about it..


31 days of Β ‘NO’ silly, mindless, crazy, impulsive, emotional, stress-busting, just-like-tat, ‘Oh-I love it!’ purchases… (did I include every adjective applicable??)

At the back of this – “Why didn’t I chose February? I would have got 2 days less” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

By shopping ban, I mean – cosmetics, personal care products, makeup, jewellery, clothes, accessories, footwear, kitchenware, et al.

Only shopping I am planning to do this month is – for groceries & vegetables! πŸ™‚

Why this? Why me?

These are the questions that motivated (rather pushed) me to take this decision.

Since the last 3 months, I admit I have been shopping like some crazy idiot… Thanks to End of Season sale everywhere!

I can clearly see that my financial resources are fast depleting than the natural resources of the country. (satire baby!)

Well.. All I am wishing is that I don’t need to ask for financial help from hubby or parents to clear off my bills πŸ˜€

Even my watchman seems to be tired of receiving couriers for me πŸ™ πŸ˜›

I have been a self-dependent person so far & would love to continue so…

This decision comes right in time (before hubby imposed one on me πŸ˜€ )

1 month – 31 days to start with…

I am sure that I am stocked up for the next 2 months easily (maybe more!) & can handle ban for a month effortlessly.. (effortless? hmm..let’s see…)

I am posting about this here.. to receive motivation from you all…and also that I cannot cheat.

I shall be posting daily statuses of ‘How the day went without any shopping – online/offline?’ or ‘How I managed to ignore the urge?’ & lots more..

So stay tuned to our Facebook page (link available in the right side of the blog) for more updates on this self-imposed ban!!

Help me make this ‘BAN’ a ‘BANG’ on!! πŸ™‚

Okay… have your ever contemplated or been on a self-imposed ban? How did you sail through it?

Any thoughts on this is welcome… Pour your comments everyone! πŸ™‚

C’ya soon…. <3


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