The Club’s taking it up a notch!
Following the success of the no-spend challenge week and the habits that it revealed, our next challenge is No-Restaurant Month.
Simple premise: No eating out.
But…given the realities of daily life, we’re setting forth these exemptions:
- If you have a breakfast/lunch/dinner already planned before March, those are okay.
- Work breakfast/lunches/dinners are okay.
- There’s also something to be said about dining with friends and family as a priceless experience. Not that this is an excuse to break the no-restaurant pledge, but we certainly wouldn’t you want to miss a truly special occasion such as a birthday dinner or relatives that visit.
There’s no doubt this will be tough, but as we discovered that eating out can be not only a large source of spending, but of caloric intake. A month of no restaurants may help break that habit of going out to eat so much, increase your savings, help your diet and also serve to build willpower.
Who knew that what started as a money-saving exercise is also a path to well being!