Hi my name is Fely and I was a shopaholic!
Indeed I was. You know that movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, yup that was me about 10 years ago. I would seriously buy something just because, no need for it, no use for it, but hey maybe one day I would use it. After all it was on sale! Oh boy if I could turn back time, how differently I would do things now but I was selfish back then. As hard as it is to admit it, I was. It was all about me, what I thought I needed, wanted, and desired. I had no one to think about except myself which was good but I should have been saving for the future instead of just wasting it on material things I really didn’t need at the time. Those things made me so happy, so I thought; I tried finding happiness in material things.
Impulse shopping is something that is hard to control. It is something you don’t think about at that moment but just simply buy it! Which in most cases you don’t need what you purchased. It is more of a want, than a need if you want to put it that way. In America, credit makes buying things super easy and accessible instantly. That is where most people fall into trouble. They rank up their credit cards and buy stuff they don’t need. In the end they end up broke and full of debt they can’t pay back. At the end those material things that once brought you happiness for a few minutes in your life, just make you unhappy at the end.
There are a few questions you can ask yourself to avoid over spending and impulse shopping.
It almost sounds like a guide to be cheap but as silly as it sounds training yourself to ask these questions will help you in the long run. Do this with everything you buy and make it a ritual. In no time you will start seeing your priorities change little by little. Best thing is you wont be buying stuff that will just sit in the corner for ages.
As for me, I am happy to say that I no longer need these material things to make me happy. My priorities have changed since having my girls as well, I would rather buy them new shoes than buy myself that purse that will probably be used a couple times before I am tired of it. Biggest lesson I’ve learned is that people will accept you whether you have a LV bag or not. If they don’t then you need to find new people to hang around you. Live within your means and never feel less for not having as much as your neighbor.
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