Habit Breaking Attempt

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Happy September everyone! There’s only 4 months left of the year, can you believe it?

And I still haven’t broken my newly developed Starbucks addiction. Part of the problem is that it is super-tasty. The other part is that it gives me a reason to leave the house everyday and get myself a (well-deserved) treat. Bc except for my daily Starbucks run, I’d be stuck at home all day. Every day. It’s a total burnout for me. I need a pleasant reason to get out.

But the #1 reason why I’m trying to break this habit is because I don’t want to spend $150/month on coffee. It’s just not in my budget right now.

So, I just bought some flavored coffee from the grocery and am going to try to poorly imitate the yummy iced caramel macchiato. This only cost me $1.50 a bottle vs the $4.55 a cup from Starbucks. So, I’m saving at least $3 a day doing this instead.

Hopefully, this will help me stop getting into the Starbucks drive-thru line everyday.

But now I need to come up with something else (free!) that’ll get me out of the house everyday. Going to the grocery doesn’t count bc it costs me $$$ AND I don’t even enjoy it so it’s not a treat.

FYI, I just tasted my new DIY coffee at home and it’s nowhere NEAR as delicious as the Starbucks one. I stink at this. 😂

10 thoughts on “Habit Breaking Attempt

  1. What about going to a track, or a park, or even around the neighborhood and walking? You get out, get fresh air, usually there are not many people and you get exercise? It’s also free lol
    I don’t do Starbucks 😝 I am an east coaster – I only like Dunkin’ Donuts – however here in California they don’t make them right in the stores – so luckily they sell it in grocery store and I make myself.

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    1. Yes that’s a good idea about the walking. I started doing that in March and it’s a part of my daily routine now. Lol I’m just bored with it so looking for something new that I can do everyday that I would enjoy. It’s just not inspiring me anymore… Hmmmm, maybe I should try Dunkins! They have those here too. 😂

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      1. Hahaha I see… dunkin isn’t as fancy and is cheaper than Starbucks too.

        I don’t really have a lot around me either other than the walking, that would be free – maybe hiking – I have that close by, but not everyone does

        I am so over this corona crap too lol… I believe here they just reopened a few more things… but I still stay away. And everything that reopens costs money anyway lol

        It’s like a catch 22. What about trying yoga or something – you can do that from home but then it doesn’t get you out

        All my answers go in circles lol… it is hard to think of what else 😮😄

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      2. Well I’ve been playing Pokemon Go to get me out of the house too. It’s free and the challenges make me go all over town. My problem now is that I’ve gotten to a level where it takes FOREVER to level up! So I’m kinda bored with that too bc I NEED the fix I get from levelling up. 😂

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      3. Hahaha that’s hilarious… I know what you are saying cause we play that too! We get bored with it too for the same reason…

        My oldest tried to get me into… “Minecraft Earth” awhile back… I deleted cause it drained my battery like insane crazy!! Omg nope!! I do that well enough myself!

        Maybe it’s better now… I like Minecraft too lol … and it’s a cool thought – I just didn’t like the battery drain 😝 I wish was better but I haven’t tried it in awhile.

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  2. I used to have a minor Starbucks addiction. Their coffee really is the best. I was able to curb the addiction though because it is crazy expensive to buy it everyday or even every other day! Sometimes I still get the iced coffee in the grocery store which is a lot cheaper, but most the time I opt for the Dunkin’ Donuts version as it’s less expensive still. 🙂

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