Four Ways to Stop Your Shopping Addiction
Learn How to Curb Your Emotional Spending
Picture this: you stumble upon the newest Cult Gaia heels – it's a love-at-first-sight situation. You get hyper-fixated. You're 100% sure that life would be incomplete without them. Hold up, rich person! Give it a solid 72 hours before you press BUY. Let the initial adrenaline rush wear off, and use that time to ponder if it's really worth your hard-earned cash and precious closet space.
Time to declutter that inbox! Unsubscribe from email lists that keep luring you with tempting deals. Let's face it, just because it's on sale doesn't mean it's “practically free”. Resist the allure of multiple items on sale — focus on getting that one thing you genuinely desire.
Say goodbye to Apple Pay on your phone and those sneaky credit card auto-payments saved in your browsers. I want you to feel the pinch of typing in those digits and getting up to fetch your credit card. Trust me… it works wonders to keep you in check!
#1 — If you could have the money you are gonna spend in cash or get the thing, what would you get? If you would go with the cash, don't buy it.
#2 — Ask yourself: Do I have something similar to this already? Do you really need another sun dress or lip gloss?
#3 — Ask yourself: Does this support my financial goals?
Ok so if, after running through these four tips, you're still head over heels for that item – congrats, you've found "the one"! But if your desire starts to fade away – two times congrats! You've dodged that impulse buy.