ONE Thing About Your Shopping Habit
So, this weekend I had a dream that I BOUGHT A SWEATSHIRT AND FAILED ON MY YEAR OF NO SHOPPING. Uh...wut? And, AND, my 90 Day No Shopping Challengers got bad at me. Haha (Don’t worry guys, I won’t let you down). Weird.
Well, this little dream had me thinking about how our shopping behavior and habit develops. I have news for you friend, it started WAY before you actually became aware of it.
It looked something like this:
I got a promotion! LET’S GO SHOPPING!
I nailed my audition! LET’S GO SHOPPING!
I screwed up my presentation. LET’S GO SHOPPING!
I had a bad breakup. LET’S GO SHOPPING!
You seeing a pattern here? I’m not saying any of this is bad. NOPE. No judgement here. I simply want you to recognize that you MOST LIKELY grew up implementing shopping as a reward or a coping mechanism. I know...you didn’t think shopping could get so deep did ya?
SOOOO...what I’m saying is: don’t be so hard on yourself.
The EASIEST way to start shifting a habit is to replace the “reward”. So if shopping used to be your reward, let’s try something different.
That looks something like this:
I got a promotion! LET’S COOK A FUN DINNER!
I nailed my audition! LET’S WATCH A MOVIE!
I screwed up my presentation! LET’S MAKE SOME TEA
I had a bad breakup! LET’S TAKE A WALK
Never underestimate the power of small shifts my friend!
Have a kickass Monday!
Livin’ & Lovin’