Are you buying it?
For years magazines have served as my guilty pleasure. And although they have served me well and provided me with endless poses, tasty recipes, and “Shrink Your Belly” tips galore, I’m just buying into it anymore.
Putting both the monetary and time costs aside, I don’t think I have room in my life anymore for magazines that tot mixed messages about loving your body + losing weight, or that stand behind the notion that 4 jelly beans equals a snack. Plus, blog reading takes up a lot of ‘reading’ time and since I’m not willing to give that up, I need to make sacrifices that allow me to read other material as well.
As it is I spend way too much time doing things instead of enjoying things. And although I do find pleasure in reading about the variation and counter indications of Scorpion Pose + the details of Jessica Biel’s exercise plan, I personally need to pull back. I’m trying to focus on what makes me happy + healthy, and at this point I’m not finding that in my mail box.
The benefits of cancelling your subscriptions?
- It’s virtually hassle free. You’ll have to find the Customer Service page and submit your information, but most of these magazine cancel your subscription immediately through their website.
- You get money back. Most of the above magazines immediately deposited my remaining bill into my debit account. I’m at least $30 richer.
- It’s all online. Yoga Journal, Real Simple + Cooking Light are all examples of major magazines that the majority of their featured articles, recipes, and posts on their website. The bonus? You can search out the articles you want to read.
- It will still be there. After your hiatus if you choose to return to your beloved mags (and maybe you will!), guess what? They will still be there. I bet they will still let you get 24 issues for the price of 12, too!
Do you find magazines informative? What magazines repeatedly show up in your grocery cart or mailbox?