TRACEY STOPS SHOPPING
If you’ve been following this site for any length of time you know that I have my own website called traceyjacksononline.com.
I don’t usually cross pollinate the sites, as mine is more personal and this one I obviously share with Paul, but I am starting a new project over there that I thought I would share over here too.
It has to do with addiction. In the book I talk about my shopping addiction. I love to shop. How much? Everyday.
And in that I am not alone, most people do. Scratch the surface and most people have a love of something, technology, bikes, watches, shoes, for me it’s clothes and bags. And if they are not buying them they are thinking about them, or looking at them online and figuring out how to get one more, then that one more doesn’t feed the beast so it’s followed by another and you know the story.
While my addition has not endangered my family in any way. I have not had to mortgage the house to pay the bills it takes up too much space in my brain. It has become too easy with internet shopping. It’s been a life long pacifier I use to self-soothe and I want to tame the beast.
So, on my birthday, which is in 12 days I am going to stop shopping for one year. I can buy food and home things and things for my kids – but in terms of me buying for me – NADA.
I figured there must be people on this site with the same issue, same impulses, so I will share the blogs by links and a brief intro as to what they are about to see if you want to wander over to the other site to read them.
The non shopping experiment is also about gratitude as part of buying more is about not being grateful for what we have. It’s the thought that one more thing will make us that much happier.
Like many things we spend too much time doing it takes our minds off the bigger issues.
So, it’s very much in line with what Paul and I did in the book.
But since it’s my site I will just link it here.
Feel free share your experiences either by commenting or if you want to remain anonymous write to me at the address here on the site.
In the meantime here is a link to the first blog that explains the project.