Have you heard about impulse buying? You might read a lot of articles and watch many people talk about impulsive eating, emotional eating, getting fat because you are lonely and sad. But not enough talk about impulse buying.
You see, impulse buying is exactly like impulsive eating. Only that instead of getting fat or sick, you get broke and unfulfilled. It is an addictive habit that is directly correlated with making oneself feel better.
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When people have a hard week or a hard day and they want to reward themselves, they want to feel better and buying beautiful things makes would do just that. But does this feeling last?
Unfortunately, it does not. After the immediate joy, each purchase brings is over, the person finds herself in the same situation – feeling lonely and unappreciated. (these two are the most common ones)
It’s not that being an impulse buyer is bad. It is nor good or bad. It’s that it does not help long term. It’s like you commit to falling every single day, and each day you patch your knees with a bandage. Your injury will never heal if you commit to falling on your knees daily. The only way you can heal your knees is if you allow time and if you stay away from falling.
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If you do not change your environment, the same environment that pushes you to look for fulfillment in impulse buying, you will never fully “cure” yourself from this addiction. You can try through sheer determination, but that might only work for some people and might only work temporarily.
You cannot do the same things and expect different results.
So, what can you do if you find yourself buying clothes and things on a regular basis to make yourself feel better?
- Ask yourself: “Why am I doing this?” “What is this thing offer me?”
- Answer this: “What needs to change in my life so I could feel good daily and not need to buy things in order to feel good about myself?”
- Create a limited budget each month for impulse buys. Let’s say $50-$100 and stick to it. Repurpose all the other money that you save to something you love.
Most probably you already have a lot of stuff in your wardrobe that you do not wear. You do not need to spend hundreds of $ each month on new things. Yes, it’s nice to get something new each month, but have a budget for it. Also, redirect all the money you save on a trip you’ve always wanted to take, on a course, you’ve always wanted to buy, on a coach that can help you live a better life.
Commit to redirect the money to a purpose that can help you live a better life while having a small budget for impulsive buys that you stick to.
Now, I’d love to know.
Are you guilty of impulse buying? How will you repurpose your money this month?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
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