A Simple Cure for Needless Stuff Lust
[Editor's note -- Often tempted to buy things you don't need? Cure yourself from the lures of advertising and the temptation to try and keep up with the Joneses by adopting a quick, helpful mantra from The Everyday Minimalist. -- Siel]
I've gone so long without it... what's another year?
I use it to squash any desire for something (after I really determine that I don’t need it), by saying:
I have already gone so long without it.
It’s not a REAL need.
And it’s true.