I am the queen of impulse buys, retail therapy, etc. And my life has not gone down the drain.
Impulse buys, aka the products of retail therapy. We have spent our lives being warned to avoid them. But let’s be real, it’s not the impulse part of the buy that is potentially hazardous, it’s the buy itself. Instead of trying to avoid impulse buys and then beating yourself up after you fail, simple focus on making purchases that you know you will use. Here are some impulse buys I have made because of various crises, that I really don’t regret:
1) The Crises: I went to the doctor and she told me my BMI was high for my height. Basically, she told me I was fat when in fact I am very in shape and just have a lot of muscle.
The Impulse Purchase: My Nutribullet. I literally left the doctor’s office feeling crappy about myself, went straight to Bed Bath and Beyond, and bought the blender of my dreams. I now make smoothies every week and have not looked back since.
2) The Crises: I got my period and ruined four pairs of panties in a row.
The Impulse Purchase: $120 worth of new panties from VS and Aerie. At a time when I really shouldn’t have spent $120 on anything. But honestly, is that so bad? It’s not like I don’t wear underwear every day, so it was so worth.
3) The Crises: Anytime it’s cold outside and I am feeling sorry for myself.
The Impulse Purchase: Another cup of coffee. I have never EVER regret purchasing yet another cup of coffee even if its 7pm, I have $8 in my bank account, and I could have just brewed it at home. Call me an addict, but I love the whole process of going into a coffee shop, ordering black coffee (being a tiny bit snobby about the fact that I like it black), and clutching onto the warm cup. It never fails to make me feel better. Ever.