Mindful curiosity helps improve purchase decisions.

  • Do I need this, will I use it, will I remain excited about it?
  • Is there space in my life and home to incorporate it?
  • Can I really afford it?
  • How do I feel about buying it?
  • What is my emotional state and is it influencing this choice?

Where possible, taking 24 hours to contemplate these will reduce poor choices—but don’t go too far with it. If it’s still weighing on one’s mind, it might be a reasonable choice.rB2

  1. Abigail Bassett, “The Art of Kakeibo, the Japanese Budgeting System That Could Change Your Financial Life,” Pocket (blog), February 3, 2020, https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-art-of-kakeibo-the-japanese-budgeting-system-that-could-change-your-financial-life. (See notes.)