Yesterday, I decided that, it’s high time I should save some money and spend less on things which are not required. But my craving doesn’t end. Or should I say it will never end. I love to hit the malls over the weekends, if given a chance I would hit the malls every single day. 🙂 But “thankfully” for shopaholics like me, there is no option. I guess this is a favorite pastime for almost all women.
I contemplate sometimes, had I been the richest, I could buy whatever I see in the shops. And then, I go into my own fantasy world, there are beautiful dresses, shoes, accessories, bags, furniture, cars, and the list never ends. And so does our imaginations.
OK, now getting out of the fancy world and facing the reality, I was just searching the ways we can curb on this excessive compulsive behavior. It would be tough for people like me, but nothing wrong in trying. SO here I made a list:
- Allot a Budget: First thing I thought is if we have a limited budget, we can restrict ourselves from over shopping. SO, I have decided, whenever I go out, I will allot myself a limited budget, which will at least help me save some money. As said earlier, a little tough for me, but will try.
- List of items: Let’s make a list of items required. This way we won’t end up buying unnecessary things and over spending.
- Window shopping: This is something I learnt from my husband, you avoid spending a lot, if you window shop. And that’s true, it’s not essential that whatever you see, you have to buy. So best thing is go around the mall and window shop.
- Control the Urge for shopping: This is like quite difficult for me, but again, we can try to control the urge for shopping, by moving out of the shop where you feel you are getting tempted and try to divert yourself in some games or go to a coffee shop have some coffee and snacks. I am sure spending money on coffee and snacks would be much easier than spending on other things.
So, these are the only list I could think of. When I told my husband about this list, He, as usual, gave a sarcastic smile and said “Nice try baby”. Oh yes, for him this would be a nice try, coz at least this will divert me from spending his money 😦 . The other day, he said,” You know, you need to consult a counselor for your addiction to shopping”. And then I thought, Am I Too addicted to this? That is when I decided that I should try once by myself before going to a counselor.
Anyways guys, this is my say for those who are too much obsessed to shopping. Hey! By the way, I saw a beautiful dress online, and I so wanted to buy it. Oops, sorry I have to control. You see, this is what happens and I end up spending a bomb.