I have withdrawal symptoms. Every-time I get an e-mail from a brand about their mid-Summer sale or offer I wince. I am terrified of pressing the 'pay with pay pal' button just through habit. Things have got ugly over the last two weeks. You know in January, when you tell yourself your going to detox and every uneaten box of chocolate calls your name? It's worse than that. Temptation is delivered straight to my inbox. Hourly. Rather proudly, the only button I've been clicking on is delete.
Whilst I've had summer haul envy left right and centre reading some blog posts, I've started to remember that new things rarely change your life. Unless it's something that you actually need, in which case I hardly ever buy. Take all the sales around for example. How many people buy things they actually need? Maybe 10%? I mean, their great if you have been saving up for a new pair of boots, and then your dream pair are reduced. If you never even contemplated buying boots until you saw that four letter word, your just kidding yourself if you think your saving money. I've justified purchases because their on sale more times than someone has been murdered on Coronation Street. That's a lot. I think I may have come up with a plan though. From now on I'm going to make a wish list each season, with a limited budget (because I have a limited amount of money) and if it isn't on the wish list or I've run out/actually do need, well it's just going to have to wait till next season then. Unless I win the lottery, in which case I'll be collecting air miles.
What do you do to stop all those impulse buys?