Let's play a 'never have I ever' game. Ever caught yourself transitioning from window shopping on the net to adding your card details for payment? Ever had to stop yourself from clicking that add to cart button? Ever had to pinch yourself a little to desist from buying more than what took you to the store?
If like me your answers are never, then you're on the right path my dear. If your answers are yes to any or all of the questions above, don't feel bad, it's really hard and takes a strong resolve to deny yourself the indulgence.
But as usual I'm your voice of reason, and I'm here to help you do away with that money devouring attitude.
First things first, you need to remember this; You're not Sinzu spending, You do not have money growing on trees. Even if you don't work hard for the money you spend, someone else does. You owe it to them to at least be sensible with the way you spend.
Secondly, Unless you've been told you have less than a month to live, there's absolutely no need to go on a spending spree. You have your whole life to spend this money. You have your retirement age to make it rain luxury for however long you'd have left to live.
Now, I know some people like to live according to the YOLO standard. I mean truly, you only live once right? But life is too short and at the same time too long to spend everyday like it's your last. Sorry to say but if you spend with that mindset you'll go poor before you die.
So the next time you catch yourself about to add the fourth pair of jeans to your cart, say to yourself; 'EVEN BILL GATES DOESN'T SPEND UNNECESSARILY'. You know I'm right. Bill and Bezos aren't in a richest man title race because they were impulsive buyers. Think about it.