Welcome back , if you’re new here I am glad you stopped by to click on this blog post , if you’re old here, then ….you don’t need to read this intro , I’m just trying to waste your time . Nah I’m not. Pointless.
So back on track..
So you love shopping ?
And you’re probably wondering , what kind of mistake would I possibly make ?
Well…they’re seven .
SHOPPING is just like a video game . You either win or lose . When you win ,you win with happiness and Joy ,but when you lose ,it feels like you’ve been poked with a needle on your behind.
How can I lose in shopping ?
Well….there are only two ways that can happen. You could either waste a lot of money on something you don’t like or go broke for months buying the wrong set of clothes.
No stress. These are all mistakes. Mistakes I hope you never make again after reading this.
What you need to know first ; You think with your heart and not your head.
Let’s look at shopping like the two sides of a coin. You either land on the head or on the tail.
Here’s an instance ; Girl named Shane wants to look like Mary Jane, so she dresses like her, shop whatever she shops ,making her look partly insane because she lost a lot of money on something she couldn’t maintain .
You see,Shane thought with her heart and not her head, she was filled with the want to look like Mary Jane that she forgot that money was on the line ,so was herself.
How can I think with my head when it comes to shopping ?
There are two things you should always have in mind when shopping.
- The item you want to buy.
See,super easy . If you know the item you want to buy and the cost ,then you won’t make the same mistake Shane made.
Number two ; You keep forgetting that shopping isn’t meant to be excessive.
I want that bag.
Maybe the dress on the left ?
Are those high knee boots ? , can I get that ?
Can I get the latest release from Dolce and Gabbanna ?
Wait,all of that in one day ?
What’s the bill ?
If you shop like that , you must be earning a six-figure every month ,because all of that is too much.
Why people shop excessively ?
- Self satisfaction
- Not knowing what they wan to buy
- Probably a shopaholic
How can I quit excessive shopping ?
- Try finding your own signature style
- Make a shopping list containing all the things you want to buy
- Have a well planned budget
If you have all these three, you’ll go into any clothing store and come out with the perfect clothes.
Number three ; You try to shop in a hurry
Sometimes when I go shopping with my Dad,we always try to shop everything at once , because we don’t know when we’ll have the time to do more shopping .
At the end of the day, we ended up picking great clothes and stuff ,but most of them were things that when we looked back and saw , we’ll both be like ” I wish I hadn’t picked this ”
Shopping in a hurry or shopping when it’s not the right time can be one of your biggest mistakes .
You could pick the wrong outfits , spend a lot of money and have your self in a total mess.
Why don’t you shop when you’re ready , relax , take a deep breath and shop like no one’s watching.
Number four ; You shop for unnecessary things
Have you ever had this feeling that what you’re picking isn’t what you really need ?
If you said YES , then it’s completely normal for everyone.
You pick a blue dress , then you pick a red dress too.
See, totally normal and this takes us to the next thing.
Number five : You lack a shopping list and If you have one ,you probably can’t stick to it .
Are you a shopaholic ?
Do you love to shop even when you don’t need to ?
If you’re like that,then your biggest problem is not having a shopping list .
I know sticking to schedules, rules or a list of things can be difficult because sometimes you just want to squeeze that paper and throw it into the trash.
Don’t worry ,been there ,done that . It’s normal for a shopaholic because you just can’t stick to shopping what’s on the list.
How can I stop this ?
Well…there’s only one way that can work .
AT ALL ALONE
Yeah,shopping alone is nice if you don’t like company and all. But girl,if you’re a shopaholic then you need to have a couple of non-shopaholic friends that can help you control the amount of things you buy.
Helpful, right ?
Number six ; You don’t shop for comfort.
There’s not much to say here.
There are two types of people when it comes to shopping.
- The people that shop for comfort and what they like.
- The people that shop according to trends.
If you’re that type of person that shops for comfort , then you really know what you want.
If you’re the second person ,then you’ve probably not found your own style and I’m sure you’ll find it soon .
Number seven ; You don’t shop for the nearest future.
Someone said she was spending $5000 dollars on an outfit she was only going to wear once….I said ONCE.
Why are you buying it anyway ?
If you’re only going to wear it once , then you must be ready to do more shopping than usual , unless you’re the Kardashians ,then I’m not going to say anything….definitely not going to say anything.
If you can’t maintain the “wear once and that’s the end “ lifestyle , then don’t DO it .
Look at how much you have, how much you’re willing to spend. If it’s less than the outfit you want to buy , then don’t buy it.
Look for more affordable clothes , that are long lasting and bam! , you just hit a gold mine. Pointless again.
Thanks for reading !
Can’t wait to see you next week , by the way I’m here to help.