My Name is ON-LINE SHOPPING ADDICT.
I admit i am an unsociable person who loves shopping alone in the comfort of their own home, ALONE.
I admit i am more excited to receive a delivery box with my purchases then receiving a diamond ring!
I admit that this 4 weeks no shopping challenge I gave myself is making me CRAZY!
What is all the fuss with on-line shopping? Why is it such a big deal ?
For starters Malta for the past 8 – 10 years has many more sites that deliver to us so there is much more of a choice. In the past if you think of buying a pink floral top, you needed to go through 30 shops around the island and maybe end up with a rainbow coloured top that a hint of pink. So internet opened a whole new world, of getting what you really want with a click of a button.
Then its lifestyle, there comes a time when you get older and going shopping is somewhat a chore and if there are a lot of people it can be annoying. So that time spent going around for a particular item in mind and not to be found; can be savoured for more productive activities like putting your feet up and watching the Family Guy.
So picture this after a long day of work, you get home do a couple of odd jobs around the house, have some dinner , shower and then its your time. Laptop/Tablet’/Phone on, place yourself on a sofa or bed and start browsing. Usually it begins by checking out the news then…my eye spots a gorgeous bag…then my mind thinks…” babe you need a work bag, remember?” and the spiral of happy purchasing starts there. By the time you enter the site you already know you have a surprise birthday party coming up and you NEED a new dress and you really need a new make up palette (cause your 100 others do not have the shade of pink you particularly are thinking about).
Ohhhh work cloths, that shirt would look great on my black pencil skirt, it’s always good to have an extra top to change outfits for work and it’s always ok when its work cloths, it is like company duty, so no guilt there.
SPECIAL OFFER Ending Tonight !!! Of course it is ending tonight, get a couple of t-shirts with fancy trendy names that deep down you know you are only wearing at home. WOOW those shoes are amazing (you know they are going to kill your feet ) they are on SALE i am going to save money. My mother will be proud to know that i saved money on a pair of shoes that will stop my blood circulation!
That was me my extreme worse of on-line shopping!I must admit i have been more selective this last year, you realise you are working hard and then throwing money which can be easily utilised to do something else seems silly, so I have improved. What I ask myself now is ” Do I need it ?” “Will I use it more than once?” “Can I buy it and be ok, money wise for the rest of the month?”. So basically I still purchase every month but i am more careful.
This month of May I thought let me not shop for a whole month and then I will gift myself something more next month. It is kind of tough mentally cause I just love the confirmation email that the product has been dispatched or my colleague telling me ” you have a package” but I do feel better about myself that I can stay away from several sites without feeling too distressed.
P.S roll on these next two weeks please ! hehehehe
Take care 🙂
This weekend I will pluck up the courage and post my first You Tube video on my channel and continue that pattern every week, with reviews on international foods, cosmetics and more! Your support would mean the world to me 🙂