I found myself in Lululemon yesterday- always a dangerous place for me and my wallet. After picking up three items on the clearance rack, I found myself with two additional pieces in hand by the time I got to the dressing rooms.
Luckily, three of the items didn’t fit as I’d hoped. The other two items (both of which were full priced) were similar so I was able to talk my way down to one. I wrestled with that last item though. Adorable pink shorts, perfect for my summertime marathon training, complete with moisture wicking material and zippable pockets for storage. Oh so hard to resist.
Yet somehow my willpower pulled through and I managed to part the store without making a single purchase. It was hard to walk away, but honestly, thinking rationally in retrospect, it would’ve been harder to part with fifty-four bucks (for shorts!!!)
I’m really OK without them. I was OK without them before I knew they existed and I’ll be OK without them in the future. But just in case I have a sudden undeniable NEED for high performance shorts, I snapped a quick picture on my phone with all the details. Who knows, maybe I’ll find them on Ebay.
How do you avoid impulse buys? How do you talk yourself out of purchasing “wants” that aren’t “needs”