We all constantly want new things. There are so many ads wherever you look that it’s difficult to avoid the temptations altogether. Whether you simply don’t have room for casual shopping in your budget or you want to save money for a bigger financial goal, here are three things you can do when you feel tempted to shop.
Unfollow and Unsubscribe
If there are some accounts that trigger your shopping habit more than others, it’s time to unfollow and unsubscribe. The truth is, they will always make you want more of what you don’t have, and using all your willpower to resist is not a good long-term strategy. Out of sight, out of mind.
Clean Your Home
By giving yourself cleaning chores you will be physically unable to simultaneously browse social media and you may even find the items you forgot about as you clean! Additionally, having a clean and calm environment will make you want new things less and be grateful for what you have more.
Find Low-Budget Fun Activities
Life shouldn’t be all about chores and not letting yourself have fun. By all means, find activities you can do alone, with your partner, or with your family, that don’t cost a ton and that will give you so many fun memories.