To manage this, you need to keep track of your spending habits. Do you make rational buying decisions? Do you know what you want vs. what you need? Can you stick to the budget that you set for yourself?
Ask yourself what the valid reason for your behavior is and take back control.
What helped me resisting the temptation is: – Unfollowing people on social media who make me feel bad about myself. – Unsubscribing to newsletters of my favorite stores.
If you believe you have an impulsive or compulsive spending problem, try to avoid using credit cards.
As impulsive shopping is a very spur-of-the-moment thing, one of the best ways to avoid it is to set up a waiting period for yourself before every purchase.
I often find that being overly restrictive doesn’t work for me, so finding a balance like this is much more likely to work in the long term.
If your spending habits start impacting your life, never shy away from seeking professional help or behavioral therapy.