As I mentioned in my previous post... it's raining here (at least I think I mentioned it). We need the rain, but it started my lunch hour off by making me flustered, cold, and wet.
Rite-aid is having some deals right now where if you buy $30 in P&G products you receive a $10UP reward. I was all set - I had coupons (all from last weeks P&G), lists, another list, and my stuff already split up into different orders.
Did I mention I was flustered? I stood in front of the Olay and Covergirl sections adding, subtracting, re-adding, taking off coupons, adding coupons over and over until I realized - it just wasn't worth it today. Oh that was liberating! I just tucked all my coupons back into my purse and walked away. Yes I may have missed out on a good deal but if it's causing me stress. It's not worth it.
I love couponing and saving money. But I do not want it to control my life. I do not want everything I do and say revolve around the best deals. I want to enjoy it - all the time. I love to shop (I have often thought about opening a personal grocery shopping business). When it becomes unfun - I know it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate things.
Try it - it truly is liberating!