Eliminate the Habits Causing Your Need to Compulsively Buy and Spend
It has definitely happened to the best of all – going shopping on an idle Sunday for a formal white shirt for an upcoming important presentation at the office, and after a two hour frenzy, ending up with two whole new ensemble; complete with matching scarves, bags, shoes and even makeup.
Or, getting the paycheck for the month and deciding to do a little window shopping for yourself, perhaps treating yourself to a scarf or a sensible pair of shoes; but ending up with not only spending the whole month’s salary, but overdrawing your bank balance, wondering how to pay the rent for the rest of the month, or what to spend on groceries and cab fare?
As I said before, this has happened to all of us at one point of our time or other. Once or twice, even thrice in a lifetime – that’s fine! Mistake made, lesson learned – that’s fine, too! But what if this is the regular scene that you witness every week, every month, year after year? What if your finances are a mess because it seems like you’re constantly buying one thing or another?
When you open your already stuffed closet to stuff these unwanted and unnecessary purchases into it, do these questions come to your mind?
“When did I buy this T-shirt? What was I thinking?”
“I don’t wear this color! Why did I buy this dress?”
“Do these shoes even fit me? When did I get them?”
“What am I going to do with these pants? I don’t think I will ever wear them!”
“Why do I have all these clothes? Why do I keep on buying things I’ll never ever wear?”
It looks to me like you have a slight problem, isn’t that so?