This morning I woke up to 6 new emails in my inbox. Before I had even got out of bed I was being lured in with discount codes and sales. I opened them to see stunning dresses and shoes that would blow my budget into space. They were using Christmas as a way of trying to get me to part with my hard earned cash.
I imagined myself in the clothes and shoes, and then I imagined how I would feel after spending the money, and the truth is... I wouldn't feel very good about it for very long. The buzz of having the new items would die down and I would still be in debt. So I just ignored them.
Lunch time came and my inbox was loaded with even more fashion newsletters, and a work colleagues delivery from asos.com which she was very excited about had just arrived. So there it was again more temptation to spend right there on my lunch table.
I thought about it and realised that some things you cannot control, and I'll always come across some sort of advertising, whether it be seeing others shopping or hearing people talk about what clothes they're going to buy in Westfield shopping centre. So I just have to remain focused and remember what my priorities are.
However, what I can control is what emails i get and how many. So I decided to scroll through past emails and unsubscribe from all fashion newsletters to remove myself from as much temptation as possible. This way I'm making a journey that's already a challenge, slightly easier to maintain. With less distractions along the way.
This is a huge step for me as shopping for new clothes was one of my favourite past times, and actually, one that got me into so much debt in the first place.
What do you get tempted by the most and how do you control the urge to spend? I'd love to know :)
Labels: Fashion, Self control