Mindful Shopping

06-Psychological-tricks-to-spend-less-slLife is pretty much what you make of it. The thoughts we have lead to the actions we take each day. If we are taking negative actions each day then it is our thought process we must first look at.

When you think about some of the actions you have taken or decisions that you have made that weren’t in your best interest you have to think about what you were thinking about before you took those actions. Sometimes we take what we believe to be positive actions only to learn that they too were not in our interest.

It can only be through the practice of mindfulness where we really thing about our thoughts before we take action. Are these thoughts I am having in true value to the beliefs I have? Are my thoughts being influenced by something outside myself?

Before you purchase that next item simply walk away from that sales person or significant other and really think about what you are about to do. Think about your needs and wants and try to distinguish the difference between both. You may need a car but you don’t want a $400.00 per month payment for the next 5 years. Get in tune with yourself before signing anything.
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Blood Sugar- 110, Weight- 193.4

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to Mindful Shopping

  1. kkeevins says:

    I practice mindfulness (in regards to shopping) by staying out of the stores.
    WANT = PLENTY. NEED = 0
    –Kathy from:
    Diaryofadedicateddiabetic.wordpress.com

  2. geekkat says:

    If I see something I want vs need I will save extra money..and 9 out 10 times by the time I have the money I no longer want it…lol.

  3. I live by mindfulness everyday. Don’t be afraid to be yourself – in the end, you’re the only one you need to please! I’ve had this conversation several time this week… Does it mean something?
    Funny – the email just below yours today is from MakingSenseOfCents: http://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2016/03/the-power-of-positive-thinking.html

  4. New Journey says:

    We make it a habit, unless we know we need it, like a new washer or dryer….we never buy on the day we look…I know it drives the sales people crazy….we always give them our bottom line…and it is generally way lower than they will go….its almost comical at how flustered they can get trying to make a sale….it is a wonderful feeling to walk away and go home to discus the real need of the item….and generally we pass……good thought provoking post…..kat

  5. Amy says:

    Yep, when you can’t avoid the shops, giving yourself space to slow down and think is crucial if you want to control you consumption and/or spending. When I used to work in an office downtown, it was impossible to avoid shops if I wanted to go for a walk at lunch time. I’d get drawn into the shops from time to time. I had a rule for such occasions – never by at lunchtime, if you still really want it at the end of the day then pick it up on the way home. I can’t remember ever going back to get something. I’m also a fan of the “stranger test” – which I include with some of my other tips on how to stop mindless spending here – http://moretimethanmoney.co.nz/2015/05/17/is-fomo-ruining-your-money-mojo/

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