Sounds horrible and almost impossible, right? But as it turned out, it not that hard thing to do. Trainee-psychologist and blogger Kate Brennan set a goal to not buy anything for a month. Before the experiment began, the girl bought basic food, paid the bills and rent, and bought a chicken for the holiday. Under the ban, Kate had expenses for transportation, cosmetics, alcohol, clothes, expensive purchases at the grocery store and spending time with friends and her boyfriend.
The main reason why the girl decided on this is her financial situation. Like many people of her age, Kate hoped to get her own home by the age of 30, but she still rents an apartment, and she has little money in her savings account. Also, unlike many of the 30-year-olds, the girl does not have parental support.
"I lost both parents, so I feel completely powerless, I want to take control of the situation, prioritize and understand what is important to me. It will be like a fresh start", - Kate said. It is hard to imagine how difficult it was to live a month without money. In her blog, the girl describes the main problems she faced.
Kate was determined to spend a "dry" month. The positive side of the ban on alcohol is the absence of a hangover and plenty of time to do home or scientific work.