Not shopping these past 2 weeks has not been hard! I have been so busy that I have barely had any temptations to shop. This challenge has not really affected my creativity. I am still able to pull ideas from other sources. I would say I haven’t really had time to get the complete affect seeing as how it has only been two weeks. When my friends want to shop, I go but I do not purchase. So I am learning self-control as well! The only strategy I have come up with so far is to just tell myself that I don’t need it or that I can use that money elsewhere.