Posts tagged shopping
The Importance Of Treating Yourself (Sometimes)

I am very good at spending money, which is something that has plagued me for a while. I am also very good at curbing my incessant desire to shop when I feel glum, which has really helped my bank account throughout the years. Not surprisingly, I’ve found myself once again in a place where I’m beginning to feel a bit morose and in need of a pick-me-up and this is usually when I feel the itch to go out and buy a few new things for my wardrobe or unnecessary nik naks to give me that boost of dopamine we all so desperately crave. While I am not at all supporting the development of a shopping addiction, I wanted to put up a post today about why I genuinely think that sometimes you need to just treat yourself, even if that means spending a bit of extra money.

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I'll be the first to say that  I'm not the most fashion forward person, but I do try to experiment a bit with my style and break out of my comfortable box from time to time. However, in my attempts to be a bit more fashionable I have made some mistakes that I definitely regret now. Like in those embarrassing 80’s pictures of our parents, I will look back on some of my fashion faux pas and cringe. So, what better way to alleviate some of the inevitable tension than to call myself out on the mistakes I’ve made? I hope you enjoy reading about my bad decisions that I’ve been able to laugh about now that I’m older.

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If you’ve been reading blog then it’s probably evident at this point that I am trying my best not to spend money. Let me correct that—not spend money unnecessarily. This is surprisingly hard and I don’t blame anyone that falls into the trap of retail therapy as I have many times before. I've written posts on minimalism and on why to get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you value in your life, but today I am going to discuss how to completely avoid being sucked into the downward spiral of shopping for pleasure as opposed to necessity.

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