A lot of the time when I go shopping I get nothing accomplished. I will go into a store and wind up walking out an hour or two later empty-handed, and it might not be because I didn’t find anything but idk I think I just get overwhelmed in a sense. Like for example, a couple weeks ago maybe last month I went into Zara and usually when I go in the line for the register and the fitting room be too long for my liking, but it was really calm this day. So I’m in there or whatever, shopping around (I usually start off in TRF because I feel like the clothes from there fit me better) I’m picking stuff up, throwing it over my arm having a good ol’ time and listening to my music, everything was all good. Then I walk my way over to the other section and skimmed it, didn’t really find much. And then I made my way upstairs to see what was there before I went to the fitting room. So I got everything I went there for and a little extra and I go to the fitting room, try everything on, make my decisions and I start making my way to the register or whatever. I’m going down the escalator to the register and then next thing I know I’m putting all the clothes right back from where I got them and walking out the store with nothing.
I honestly do not know why I put everything back because it didn’t exceed a budget amount I had mentally set, I loved all the pieces and felt like they were worth purchasing, and it wasn’t crazy busy in the store like pretty much everything was in my favor and I was just like eh, never mind I’ll buy it online all of a sudden. Like it legit makes no sense to me. Or, I’ll go in a store with a specific goal like to buy jeans or sneakers and wind up buying a whole bunch of tops or something I already have enough of.
So it’s either I’m spending too much money or none at all and it alternates pretty much any time I go shopping, so what I’ve decided to do (which is something I’ve tried in the past) is to go in with a list of items that I intend on getting in-store and/or online which I know for sure would prevent me from spending too much money but it may also help to prevent me from getting overwhelmed and keep my focused.
I’m trying this out within the next couple of weeks and really hope I can stick to it because although I don’t see this as much of an issue it’s extremely annoying, I’m in the process of exploring my style and I just feel like it’s preventing me from being great, in a sense.