Yesterday I left the house to do three things: ship a book I had sold, buy mouthwash and pick up a prescription. I succeeded in only spending money on those three things but not without giving myself a couple of lectures!
First stop was the post office. Right next door to my favorite coffee shop where had I stopped for a while the day before! Love their coffee and pastries. Perhaps just grab a non-fat latte? Nonononono!
Then to the drugstore. Look, kleenex is on sale! We have 3 extra boxes at home and I am committed to not stockpiling so - nonononono! But the laundry detergent I use is on sale! Oh yeah, I have 2 1/2 containers of it sitting at home and it takes us about 3 months to go through one. No again.
I made it home with nothing extra but it would have been so easy to mindlessly add more food and spending on stockpiling to my morning.
Tough stuff this self-control LOL!