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Buying this dress will make me a more beautiful and interesting person

 
 
You buy things as a source of external happiness and are afraid of what will happen if you let go of those things. This is a lack of confidence that you’ll be OK with nothing but yourself.
— The Little Book of Contentment by Leo Babauta (re: debt and clutter)
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I catch myself doing this / trying to do this all the time….

“If I buy this dress, I will be a more beautiful and interesting person.”

Nope. Not really.

Even last week, I bought a new blouse and now I’m questioning my motives:

Did I really believe I needed that new top so I wouldn’t have to do laundry as often?

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How ‘bout you — tell me in the comments below…

Do you find yourself doing this?

Maybe just a little bit…?

Are you using shopping as a way to buy happiness, confidence, or self-worth?

Let’s see that hand in the air! ;)