Recently, I had to tell my money to be quiet and send it to time out. Yes, time out. If I can give my money an assignment surely I can send it to time out. lol.
I ran to my favorite store Home Depot to get light bulbs. I often joke to my friends that my wedding will be held in the lawn and garden. It's something about that store that it's so hard for me to just run in and out but this day I was going do it run in and run out. Easy said than done.
As I begin to stroll up and down each aisle I could hear my money say, "don't you need that, isn't that cool, and get it now while it's on sale". Each time I replied, "no I don't, be quiet, remember you're in time out." After being in the store for about a half an hour, I only walked out with light bulbs. Now imagine me doing the running man dance in the parking lot of Home Depot. Okay, you can stop laughing now. lol
Even though I accomplished my light bulb run I failed to stick to my plan. It was by the grace of God I did not fail. Down below are some tips that will help you accomplish your store trip every time so you can do the running man dance or the happy dance. Your choice.
Here are 5 tips that will help you tell your money NO when it says YES.
1. Go online and map out the store. Only go in the aisles of the things you need. I know when I logged on to Home Depot it will tell me a certain item is located in aisle 17.
2. Write a list before leaving the house.
3. Remember to take the list inside the store.
4. Only take the amount of cash inside the store you need. I said cash not debit card because it's easy to swipe more than you intended to spend.
5. Set a timer on your cell phone. Allow yourself no longer than 20 minutes in the store. The longer you stay in the store the more you are likely to spend.
Don't be afraid to tell your money no when it's telling you yes!!!! Take control of your money and don't let your money take control of you.
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