I am pretty compulsive as a person. I have various compulsions I struggle to keep a lid on. One of them is spending. I wanted to share one of the ideas I am using at the moment to help control spending, and that is the wishlist.
If I want to buy something now, I ask myself what I feel must be “the minimalist creed”:
- Do I need it?
- Do I love it?
For example, right now I am considering a Bluetooth wireless sound player. A year ago, I’d have bought it and maybe regretted it within a couple of days.
For now I haven’t bought it. It has gone on the wishlist, where it must remain for a while. I need to satisfy myself that:
- I can’t get one second hand and find value in someone else’s that they no longer find value in.
- I am not compulsively consuming.
- I have chosen the right option.
I’ll keep you up to date on how it goes.