I'm trying something new with make purchases.
You've heard of the 24 hour rule, right? If there's something you want to buy, then wait 24 hours. If you still want it after 24 hours, then make the purchase.
Well, I'm really trying hard to work on delayed gratification. Thus, the 30 day rule.
About a month ago, I saw a used drop down desk at my mom's non-profit thrift store. I really wanted to buy it, but I decided that I needed to wait to see if I would really use it, where I would put it, and what I would get rid of if I got it.
Well, I've hit the 30 day mark, and I still want it. Now, I haven't called my mom to see if she still has the desk, but I figure that if it's still there then it is meant to be mine. If it isn't, then I wasn't supposed to have it.
I admit that it doesn't work for everything. For example, my husband and I went shopping yesterday and I wanted to buy a new dress to wear for Easter. Well, since it was already Good Friday, I couldn't do my 30 day rule.
However, I think it's a good way to think about how we go about purchases and whether or not an item is needed versus simply a want. It really makes me think about what is absolutely necessary.
What do you think about the 30 day rule?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.