In an effort to reduce my consumption of clothing and other material goods for environmental, ethical, and financial reasons, I’ve been trying out a new tactic: purposeful delayed gratification.
I already have my paydays in my Google Calendar. In those events, I add links to clothing or other non-essential material things I’m looking at. This works well for me because I do most of my shopping online and I even organize with headings, like the print below which I listed under HOME DECOR.
Then, when payday rolls around, I spend some time opening those links and combing through the merch. 100% of the time I will buy considerably less than if I had put everything in my cart and checked out while I was browsing.
Payday is just my regular marker to pass time before I buy. Feel free to use whatever works for you!