Feb 10, 2019
This isn't about new year resolutions or diets at all.
It's about saving money.
My decision to save a specific amount by a specific date is my motivation. It doesn't hurt that I shouldn't snack on junk food. It's about hiding away any spare money to deposit into my bank account. This goal is not easy to reach. In fact, if I don't get a full time job / tons more high paying freelance work asap it's probably not gonna happen on time.
I decided to work more this year because I love traveling and eating good food, but feel like it's been financially difficult to enjoy life. There are too many things I wanna do so it's time to buckle down.
My weird solution to not buying snacks turned into taking pictures of what looks good. I still sometimes buy things of course, but if I don't need it, I'll take a picture. That looks good. Move on. All of these photos are from a recent stop by a supermarket. Maybe they're good reminders of what I can enjoy after meeting my goal.
Another thing is I'm avoiding shopping when possible. If I don't go to a store, I can't buy anything. Not that I spend a ton normally, but this will cut down on the unintended purchases. Using that time to find work is more constructive.
I just remembered. Also. We have so much food gifted from family. It's better to use that up. I'm thankful that we have all of it and some of it is snacks too!
I'm a real sucker for snacks. I suppose the fact that I'm more of a "grazer" rather than a 3-large-meals-a-day kind of eater doesn't help. Still, one thing I've found that works for me to a certain extent is inspecting the snack packing to see how light / empty it is. I find that so many snacks in Japan come in packaging that isn't even half full or feels so light as if there is nothing inside. If this is the case then it doesn't get bought. Although what this really means is a that I've settled on my snack favorites and can't stop eating them. Even 5 mins before I go to bed. It's a struggle! Good luck!