How to get over compulsive shopping habit once and for all ?

BlackRock / Eng saywat
Jul 5 29 Comments

I’ve read books, watched videos .... and while them seem to help for a bit ... in the long run I keep going back to the shopaholic habits.
I’m not sure how to stop it before it’s too late 😒

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  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    Every time you want to buy something, stop and do ten pushups. Even if you’re at the store. They don’t mind. I’ve done pushups in stores and no one has told me to leave. I was very respectful about it
    Jul 5 1
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Good idea ... I’ll try that thanks !
      Jul 5
  • Indeed *NDEED
    What have you been buying?
    Jul 5 5
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Mostly Clothes , accessories, shoes , fragrances etc etc ... when I try to refrain from buying these I start buying household stuff and toiletries like a maniac .... when I refrain from those I start buying gifts for my family like a maniac ....
      Jul 5
    • Indeed *NDEED
      At least you’re not hoarding. Right?
      Jul 5
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Not newspapers/magazines , salt shakers or Christmas decorations.... but I have way too many clothes and shoes
      Jul 6
    • Indeed *NDEED
      Have you read the Marie Kondo book?
      Jul 6
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Yeah but I need a month to do that shit ....
      Jul 6
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      I wish it were that simple 😑
      Jul 5
    • Oath Atinlay2
      But it is that simple
      Jul 5
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      What generation do you belong to ?
      Jul 5
  • Samsung statarb
    If you don’t have $, will you shoplift ? What happens to all the stuff you have bought so far?
    Jul 5 2
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Wait what ?
      Jul 5
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      I can very well afford the things I buy but I don’t need them ... I want to be able to save money instead of spending them on things I don’t need and honestly don’t want either ...

      Of course if I keep continuing for years ... one day I’ll be bankrupt
      Jul 5
  • Paychex Sev//
    Try to use only cash.
    Jul 5 2
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Who uses cash it’s so annoying 😫
      Jul 5
    • Paychex Sev//
      Make it hard for yourself to pay then you will stop
      Jul 5
  • FedEx bulletFox
    Well at least you’re not spending money on golf stuff like me
    Jul 5 1
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      So we have different things we waste our money on ... how does that make anything better ?
      Jul 6
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    Is it online shopping? At stores both?
    Jul 5 1
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Both
      Jul 5
  • New / Mgmt
    Microsoft.

    New Mgmt

    PRE
    IBM
    Microsoft.more
    Do your shopping but do it at Wish.com so you don't end up paying so much.
    Jul 5 1
    • Amazon ohbother
      The best place to drunk shop!
      Jul 5
  • Amazon buffrOFw
    Uninstall the Amazon app 😜 but prime day is just round the corner
    Jul 5 1
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Does throwing away one pack of cigarettes help quit ?
      Jul 6
  • New / Sales
    swb2

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    swb2more
    It’s possible there’s a deeper (possibly psychological) issue that makes you want to shop so much - insecurity, fear, etc. Maybe see a therapist?
    Jul 8 0
  • New / Other
    DuQvV7y

    New Other

    BIO
    Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
    DuQvV7ymore
    Poor impulse control.

    Increase the cost to yourself of your action.

    For every impulsive dollar you spend, give 2 to charity.

    Suddenly that $1000 Kors bag is $3000 and you have to really think about it.
    Jul 6 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Stop buying stuff!
    Jul 5 0