How to stop impulse shopping
by Caroline Sullivan
Okay, first things first… I love shopping. The hunt to find the perfect piece and the buzz you get when you do. The way it feels when you wear it. Admiring it hanging in your wardrobe and daydreaming about all the fun times you’re going to have together (I kid you not!).What I don’t love, is impulse shopping, regret, guilt, disappointment and ultimately returns! I do enough of these in my day job as a fashion stylist, I certainly don’t need to add to the pile with items I’ve haphazardly bought with a swipe up and Apple Pay checkout that I didn’t even really think about.
I needed to stop.So, I chose February. Not just because it’s the shortest month (promise!) but also because I find January can already be a difficult month I hate adding more pressure to it with New Year’s resolutions, diets or in this case shopping bans. In February I was going to attempt to rein it in. And here is how…
Delete delete delete
I started by deleting all my shopping apps, unlinking all my saved check out methods and removing my credit card from my PayPal account. I’m going to be completely honest and tell you this alone wasn’t easy for me and I put it off for a while, but once it was done I already felt this was going to work.
Allow yourself time