What is a No Spend Day

My Instagram feed is synonymous with the yellow square alerting my followers that I have had a No Spend Day. I found this a great tool to really whilst repaying all my debt over such a short period of time. Honestly €15027 in one year is no joke. I had the worst relationship with money. For me spending money was an opportunity to make myself seem so put together when on the inside I was so insecure about myself. It brought me the highest highs and the lowest lows. Acquiring things became an addiction. The more I got the more I lost the connection with myself and who I really was. So why a No Spend Day?

In 2019 although financially I had very little. Little by little I became addicted to the No Spend Days. I wanted more! I wanted to have more quality time with my children, more jobs are done around the house, more time in nature and more time to reflect and reconnect with myself. Here is a short video of me and my children setting off on our no spend adventure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SVHNwBZn-k&t=45s

What is a no Spend Day?

A No Spend Day is what it says on the tin a day you do not spend money. When I say you don’t spend money, I am not speaking about your direct debits. I am talking about going to do your supermarket. You might be thinking food shopping is a priority Santis you told me so. I also said to meal plan and go to the supermarket maximum of once a week. You are allowed to spend money what I want the No Spend Days to do is to make you conscious of how you spend your money. The realisation that money is just a tool and the valuable assets in our lives is the time we have to share with each other. This realisation woke me and I really needed it. Obviously, for my budget, it is a chance to free up some money. So there is a sense of practicality for your Financial Well-being. I became debt free because I managed to curb my spending habits, and I racked up over 200 No Spend Days in 2019. Coincidence? I think not.

What are the benefits?

Two years later and I have realised that these No Spend Days have been instrumental in my mindset shift. Furthermore my relationship with money. From the standpoint of me being a consumer. It has allowed me to gain a lot of confidence and the ability to make split-second decisions. Particularly in regard to my spending habits. These are days that I have set up clear boundaries about what I’m willing to consume in my life. I consider each purchase now, if there are not sufficient for me, then it’s definitely not being invited in on a No Spend Day. Here is my Planner where we have the no Spend days in full force.https://thecaribbeandub.com/product/budget-mindset-planner/

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