You don’t need a purchase

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had this conversation with yourself. 🙋🏼‍♀️

Because humans are basically evolved crows, oftentimes we cope with sadness by buying shiny/new/fun things. I’ll admit I love the rush of hitting that buy button, tracking my package, and then ripping it open when it shows up on my doorstep. And I’ll willing to bet you do to.

The rush of buying something shiny can be an easy distraction from the root cause of whatever emotion we need to deal with. Don’t let your short-term feelings get in the way of your long-term success.

You may want to take an honest look at what you can afford to spend (yes, the dreaded B word: Budget) and ask yourself if what you are buying is going to bring the satisfaction you hope it will. Consider enforcing a bedtime for the buy button; studies have shown as the day wears on our will to resist wears down too.

If you want an accountability partner, I’m here for you.

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