National Simplify Your Life Week –> Tip #1 “NO IMPULSE BUYS”
You don’t need to buy every single gadget, or shoe, or book, or watch just because it calls your name while you’re shopping.
It’s not personal. It’s just doing it’s job. It’s designed to get your attention.
The only personal variables in this situation are your needs and wants.
Do you need the new pair of Jimmy Choos? Or do you just want them? Do you need a new pair of J. Brand boots + the Fossil wallet + … Or do you just want them?
Do not misunderstand us. We know that shopping itself can seem like a list of wants when all we really need to be “clothed” is a large enough piece of cloth.
But when we say know your needs vs. wants, we mean:
- Think about what your days demand. Does your lifestyle sustain multiple pairs of 6-inch heels? Or do you really need an arsenal of classy flats to make it from meeting to meeting each day?
- Think about each you you present. Are you a teacher/writer/artist/farmer/dream analysis consultant? Cool with us. We just hope you’re getting enough sleep. But while you’re not sleeping, you should be thinking about the fact that these multiple “yous” probably have varying life uniforms. So, you may not need to purchase the newest floor length gown, but rather, and arsenal of teacher cardigans, writer bags, artist/farmer overalls, etc. …
- Decide whether each purchase is adding value. You are adults. You can spend your money on anything you want to … with very little side-eye from us. However, the key to living a great life is ensuring that every contribution you make to it is just that, a contribution, an enhancement. No purchases that empty your bank accounts and never get worn.
So … yea … NO IMPULSE BUYS. Got it?