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Buying Less Stuff

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How to have less stuff | Psyche Guides

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Compulsive Shopping Of Stuff We Don't Need

Material possessions can be powerfully alluring – whether it’s buying new stuff we don’t need or can’t afford, or holding on to things for way too long. At the extremes, these inclinations can become highly problematic.

Compulsive buying-shopping disorder is characterised by an insatiable ...

Wanting More Possessions

Material possessions can be powerfully alluring - whether it's buying new stuff we don't need or can't afford, or holding on to things for way too long. At the extremes, these inclinations can become highly problematic.

  • Our relationship to our things has deep psycholog...

Buying Stuff: Triggers, Behaviour And Consequences

Triggers: Being in a shopping centre; being with friends in a shopping centre; seeing something that fits with my style and is on sale; wanting to look good for an upcoming special event; believing I’ve earned it because I’ve worked hard.

Behaviour: Buying ...

What To Do

  • Make a concrete commitment to change your buying and storing habits.
  • Put your goals in writing - this will prevent you from forgetting or changing your goals along the way.
  • Identify what triggers and reinforces your buying & storing behavior.
  • People a...

How to Have Less Stuff

  • Make a concrete commitment to change your buying and storing habits.
  • Identify the environmental and emotional causes and consequences of your behavior.
  • Develop a plan to resist buying items you don't need.
  • Use a one-minute rule when making purchasing ...

The Stuff We Buy For Others

Consider what your recipients really want and need. The best way to do that is to ask them.

If you'd like to gift something to a person who has stated that they prefer others make a charity donation, then, by all means, donate to that charity if you agree with its values.

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