Friday, February 22, 2013

Shopping Ban - [How] Does it work?

If not all, at least few of you know that I am on a self-imposed shopping ban for 4 months since Dec 2012. Having crossed 2 months [or almost 3] I thought I would share few tips, tricks or just my mere thoughts on what I did or how I crossed these 3 months. I just have to pass 1 more month without buying anything - but that is seriously not as easy as it sounds !

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It is definitely not an easy task to manage a self imposed ban, especially when I have blog and being a shopaholic is an added 'dis'advantage :( I really couldn't stop myself from browsing online or visiting a mall and everyone around me [including me !!] were surprised on how stubborn I was.

It Works
  • If you are a really stubborn person [by nature/birth :p] 
  • If you feel you have more than what you need and this feeling has been eating your brain for quite some time.
  • If you are getting gifts [esp of your choice] and that satisfies your craving to an extent. It really helped me a lot for the past 2 months. You have to remember that during the 2nd month I did stay away from cosmetics in spite of my friend insisting me to buy some ! Great applause needed here ;)
  • If you are fed up or bored of shopping - I don't think that will ever happen with any girl.

It Doesn't Work
  • If you are a true shopaholic :(
  • If the ban is for more than 'n' number of days. 'n'-varies from person to person. For me - it might be more than 4 months !
  • If you have already been on a ban very recently.

I still have 1 more month to go and wish I cross it without any pain and tears ! 

Tips
  • Do splurge a lot the month before you go on a ban so that you can keep looking at the stuff you bought again and again and get satisfied.
  • Make sure you have all the essentials like deos, shampoos, conditioners and things that you can't be without. 

Wish me luck !


Happy Shopping  Staring :)


♥ Aarthi ♥

16 comments:

  1. awesome post Aarthi..

    i m a shopaholic too & hv contemplated going into a self-imposed ban like u quite a no. of times....unlike u, i hv never been able to stand stern & make it.. :(

    salute gal!!! :D

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    1. Thanks dear :) How have you been?

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    2. i m doing good dear.. how abt u? wazzup in chennai? :)

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    3. V bored today.. so badly want to go shopping :p

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  2. Haha :P I will never be a shopaholic :D I feel d guilt too soon ;) Thanks for d post anyways Aarthi :)

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    1. That is actually good Raaga :) I feel the guilt v late :(

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  3. wow im jealous of u :P great job dear:)
    i have been able to resist myself to an extent but i hadnt put such a strict ban on myself, had just decided not to spend money on impulsive purchases n buy stuff i woould really use n it wont just land up sitting on my shelves! ive been good at that so i think after some time i should try the total ban too! :P coz earlier i used to seriously buy ekdum random expensive stuff n i still regret those purchases!
    -Poorva

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    1. No don't be ! I feel what you are doing is more sensible :)

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    2. Oohh now im feeling good :P

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  4. I'm quite a shopaholic. I really feel I need to impose a shopping ban on myself atleast for 2 months but I just keep procrastinating :(
    Keep it up...ur really doing well :)

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    1. I think 2 months sounds sane but do not extend more than that... :p Thanks Dollie :D

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  5. That need a strong will power.. Its very difficult to resist shopping. Tempting offers on TV, in newspaper, online, radio, market poster.. how can one resist?? its difficult.. :-(

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    1. Ahhh.. now u can feel my pain ;( ;(

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  6. i loved the last few tips aarthi..esp the first point..lol..i can never be like u..u hav such amazing resistance..even one month is diff for me n 4 months??

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    1. I don't think I'll ever do this again Pree ! Even if I do not for 4 months :(

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