Yesterday, I was watching a movie called, ‘’Confessions of a Shopaholic’’ it’s about a college grad who lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur. The picture in the movie reminds me of a lot of girls I know who spends all their money on new trends and things they might never wear but they feel the urge of buying them anyways.
While watching a specific scene where all the girls throw themselves at the outlets just to hold a LV that they can’t afford but are willing to buy it anyway, I started thinking of most women who forget what they have in their closet and rather than searching for the old top, they buy same top without realizing they have the same one at home.
The question that all women should ask, are you a compulsive spender?
1- Do you spend money without thinking and go crazy when you lose your credit card inside your house?
2- Do you spend a lot of time juggling accounts and bills to accommodate spending?
3- Do you buy items on credit that would not be bought with cash?
4- Do you have arguments with others regarding shopping or spending habits?
Then congrats, you fit this blog pretty much, those who have never suffered from compulsive spending cannot understand the problem. They don’t know what it’s like to see something and feel the urge to buy it now. They don’t know the rush from shopping, and the subsequent nausea from the guilt of having spent move money than they can afford.
I know someone who used to be addicted to use his credit cards. He knew that what he was doing was wrong and he solved the problem by having a limit on all his credit cards. Thus, will put the limit itself by reminding yourself, you have priorities in life and know what’s worth your money and worth it’s value.
Take a look at some of the list handbags you might be attempted to buy.
Few steps to set yourself free and at high speed:
1- Cut up your credit card
2- Only carry cash
3- Play mind games
4- Avoid temptations
5- Ask for help
After identifying the problem and working on solving it, did i open your eyes to change your lifestyle?