Something that I feel has been missing from Life of Justin is a life experiments category. What do I mean by life experiments? Well, trying various things that people have always mentioned doing.
For example, Steve Pavlina once did an experiment where he tried the idea of sleeping every 20 minutes to cut back on the amount of time wasted sleeping. He also tried switching to a raw food diet and then shared the entire experiment on his blog.
I have always wanted to try some various things like this and put some rumors to test. Therefore, I have decided to give my first experiment a try.
Living For 7 Days Without Spending A Dime
First let me clarify exactly what this means. I know it is pretty much impossible to not spend any money at all. Therefore this does not include basic monthly expenses such as rent, water, groceries (only allowed to buy them this morning), internet, cell phone, or any other fixed cost. This strictly means no out of the pocket purchases of any kind. No rented movies, eating out, or going to the bar.
What I hope will happen is I realize how much money I spend that I do not need to. I hope after going for 7 days I will remember the things I used to do for fun that didn’t involve wasting money. I think it will be a great way to get back to appreciating the things I have and take for granted.
Day 1 Starts Today
The first day of this experiment will begin today. If all goes as planned, I will go until next Monday without spending any money. Who knows, maybe I can go even longer…
Is It Possible?
Good question. I used to be really frugal in college and it eventually allowed me to save up a good chunk of money. That money ended up being used to move to Honolulu after graduating. Not a bad investment. I think it is going to be tough, especially when the weekend comes. However, I have no worries that I cannot succeed at it.
Each day, I will post a summary of the day before and how it went. I hope to incorporate some video posts as well since it’s a little easier to talk about via video. So wish me luck, and feel free to come back each day and leave some feedback. Let the experiment begin!