Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Occupy your time

It's almost the end of February and I reached my goal of saving $800 this month!! What I'm doing is I'm putting the money in my savings account. Once it's there, I'm not allowed to touch it That way I won't give in to temptation.

The only problem is this past week has been kind of slow at work. After I check all the blogs, gossip sites and my e-mail about 50 times I start to browse online stores. This is bad.

When I do this I have such an urge to just go ahead and buy something. Of course if it's in my budget I will buy something, but the whole point of this project is to curve my spending. I can't keep on looking online or I will spend more money that I really need to spend. I've even gone as far as putting items in the shopping cart and then just exiting the window. lol. I'm a mess.

Anyway are there any websites that you frequent that can help occupy my time so I resist the urge to spend? I really need suggestions!!!


Karen said...

Are you on Facebook? (And if you are - why aren't you my friend?) Try Bejewled Blitz - addictive fun. How about trivia sites online? I love those. Can you watch videos at work? I love for their videos. How about looking for finds on Ebay? Might be cheaper than real shopping. Also I like Obviously a site about books and reading. But you can get great ideas of what to read based upon what other people are reading and article and discussions If you join, let me know and I will give you my name and we can friends there too.

Allison Blass said...

I'm on Twitter like nobody's business! I also spend time on Facebook. Mostly I read blogs. Especially PF blogs and 20something blogs. That usually keeps me distracted and I can comment. So you might just want to find new blogs to read if you're running out. I read enough that every time I go back, there are new posts to read so I never run out.

erin - heart in ireland said...

Congrats on the savings! I just transfered some money today into my savings account too! yay!

ummm, clear out your credit card info in the stores, so you have to physically type it in. it makes you think twice about doing it!

i used to write long emails to my friends when i was bored at work in ireland. i blogged A LOT more, and i knew the news everywhere. i read the nyt online, and also to have a laugh gawker.