If there’s anything you’re looking to buy, don’t “Buy it now”.
Instead, change your mindset to “Buy it tomorrow”.
This tip is simply about cutting down on impulse purchases that you make without much thought.
It gets really interesting once you start digging deeper.
Many studies have shown that the pleasure of shopping is caused by a chemical – dopamine – released in our brains.
And if we take a step further, research has shown that the dopamine hit doesn’t actually come from the purchase itself. It comes from the ANTICIPATION of the purchase.
From this, we can conclude that BUYING something won’t necessarily give you that excitement you’re looking for.
You can get that same enjoyment by window shopping and not actually buying anything, thus saving the money.
This is a method I use all the time.
If there’s something I see that I want to get, I don’t just buy it right then and there.
Instead, I’ll just sleep on it and buy it the next day.
But more times than not, the desire to buy fades and I no longer want it the next day.