I was shopping with my youngest daughter when I spotted them:
Really cute shoes.
The called out to me. They truly did.
Never mind that they had laces and really high heels. Two things I usually avoid like the plague.
Trying them on
I decided to try them on. Sometimes when you try something it feels totally wrong, and you’re off the hook.
But of course they felt really great. And I absolutely loved how they looked on me. However: the heels were definitely very high.
It turned into a real power struggle between my heart and my mind. My heart told me:
‘Go on, buy them! They look great! Who cares the heels are very high.’
But my mind said:
‘Don’t buy them. You know you never wear shoes with heels. And you’ve got a short husband. Do you wanna look stupid walking next to him?’
The 24 hour rule
In the end reason won out. And I decided to use the 24 hour rule:
‘If I still want the shoes after 24 hours I can buy them.’
But sure enough, after about 15 minutes I felt my longing for the shoes dwindle, and sanity once again took the reigns.
How do you cope with impulse shopping?
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