I have discovered something about myself: I am very sensitive to shopping triggers. Don’t know what those are? Let me explain: shopping triggers, are triggers that make you want to shop!
My shopping triggers are:
- Junk mail
- Walking through the mall
- Blogs with cute stuff you can buy
- The promise of a discount
- Feeling bad for myself…
One might say: ‘Well, then don’t gó to the mall! Dón’t go surfing on eBay. And most certainly do nót read your junk mail!’
And that someone would be right. Even the bible says: ‘Lead us not into temptation!’ If even God isn’t allowed to tempt us, how could I qualify to tempt myself?
I keep myself on a tight leash
So usually I’m a Good Girl, keeping myself on a very tigh leash. But sometimes, when I’m not looking, I suddenly find myself on eBay, scouring for sheepskin boots and the newest Joy Fielding.
At times, I may even go as far as to make a bid! Luckily, usually nothing comes of this, because I’m always outbid.
I’ve discovered something else about myself: I’m a very sore eBay loser. But at least as a loser I don’t spend any more money!
What are your shopping triggers?