I learned this the hard way. I have so many things that I don’t need and so many that I don’t use anymore. If I calculate the total money wasted on such products it could be really a big number.
A few questions will help you to avoid such situation. You can ask yourself the following questions and then decide whether to buy something on not.
Do I really need this?
If you in total honesty ask yourself this question when you are totally calm, the answer be different from what you felt when you saw the product. If you actually don’t need the product, somehow from somewhere your mind will answer that you don’t need it.
Can I afford to spend the money?
If you need to use a credit card, you probably can’t afford it.
Will it add any value to my life?
This is a big question. If a product is not adding any value to your life, do you really need it?
Can I do without it?
If the answer is yes, then you can wait or it can completely forget about the product. If you wait for a day or a few days, it is possible that after contemplating it you will realise that you no longer want the product.
What else can I do?
You feel that you need the product for some use. Now if you ask yourself “what else can I do?” you will find some answers. To satisfy the same need, probably your mind will point you to the direction where you will find something else that will serve you the same purpose and you probably already have it. It is true- Necessity is the Mother of Invention.