Impulsive buying/shopping

Today has been a good day.  My health is slowly improving and as I gain my energy back new ideas is running through my brain.  My head most of the time over runs my typing ability!  I am so grateful to the new people I have met this week and only see positive things in the future for myself and my husband. 

I was sitting here relaxing,checking out apps and attempting to organize some stuff and just thinking.  Thinking of what I need to get done this weekend online and offline.  As I look around I wonder if I am the only one that is tempted with impulsive buys  items kept closed to the checkout.  Cheap stuff that I don’t really need but the packaging is so awesome and it looks so nice that I need it.  It could be a tube of chapstick or a new kind of chewing gum.  It’s the little stuff that makes up for the junk drawer or shall I say drawers around my home. 

Wether it’s a compulsive buy or just a good bargain we really should ask ourselves 3 questions. 

Do I need this?

Do I have a place for this?

Can I really afford it?

If you answer no to any of these questions then maybe you shouldn’t buy it.  But how do we overcome old habits.  Well for one thing, we should know that just a few minutes before we saw this item that we didn’t even know it existed or the price of it.  It wasn’t like we came in shopping for that marked down handbag or leather jacket.  Breathe and step back.  Sure it will hurt for a few minutes but sometimes we have to control ourselves..  Don’t let ourselves be controlled.  Maybe I am typing this in hopes that some of my own brain will comprehend a tiny bit of it! 

The last bit of information I can give you (off the top of my head is) when all else fails –  take your significant other shopping with you!  From my experience taking my husband with me really makes me think before I buy because HE asks me those questions.  Normally if it’s something I really want I get it anyways but at least I have that reality check for a split second before an impulsive buy. 

I hope you all have an awesome Friday Night! 

 

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