So... before I went straight into the heart of this post, let me went off by saying 'Happy New Year' to everyone. I hope I wasn't too late in wishing you that because 'technically' - we're still in the middle of beginning of 2017. ;)
Now, I don't want to make a recap or anything similar of that for how 2016 had been treating me (I had my own personal vlog to remind me of that) and I'm sure that's not why you click this post at the first place, so let me just jump right into it. So, last year (during new years eve, actually), I made a rather big promise to myself that I'm planning to keep. It's not like I haven't made one before, but this time; I'm pretty serious about it. To be honest with you, I had made so many resolutions throughout my life but I always turned frustrated in the end as my resolution become forgotten as soon as I made them. Anyway, so this year I had come down with just one. And that resolution my friend and that is to; less spending. Yes, my new year resolution is to kick out my bad, bad spending habit.
I know. In this era where everything can be bought (let it be retail or online) and new shiny item is coming out every other week, I dare to say - spending habits had become a new first world problem. Call it 'habits', 'disease', it doesn't matter because in the end; it will keep consuming us if we let them. There's a reason why it's call 'consumerism', peeps... Anyway, you probably don't understand what I'm talking about, but for those who had been on this road before (etc: staggering about buying stuff that you probably shouldn't be buying or condone themselves on daily buying), than this post might be just the one for you. Now, if you are serial buyer and wanted to kick out this bad bad habits, than I'm offering you these 5 ways that I considered to be effective. I hope it can helps you a little :).
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So, who's here who haven't done this before? Well, if you haven't, then you're clearly missing out. Making a list is one of the most easiest thing to do, not to mention; could be beneficial for you. I know that not everyone are strong enough to hold themselves back from buying more than they need, so this is where making a list can be helpful to you. Not only I found it easy for me to add things or eliminate them, but also for me to estimate my weekly budget. Of course, making a list doesn't guaranteed that I will automatically will follow them all; after all I'm still a human, but at least I get to refer to something (in case there's nobody around me that could talk me out from it) before confirming my purchase. When in doubt, it's nice feel it nice to have a second opinion (even though I AM the ONE who are writing it).
2.) Start on a Budget
4.) Take Advantage on Festive Offer/Discount
5.) Let it Go: Watch Other People Get That Stuff Instead of YOU
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Okay guys, I guess that's it guys for today's post. I hope you learn one thing on two from my personal experience buying. Seriously, I know it's hard to contain yourself once you start to spending (even I'm still fighting my impulses of buying every single day). But, as a human who had enough to be suck into consumerism oblivion - I gotta try anyway. So, with that in mind - thank you for reading this entry and I see you on the next post. Bye bye!
Mimi Says: The One With A Plan and... Budget.