I spend a lot of money on eating out and buying things that I don’t need. How can I manage this problem without feeling stressed??

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Last Updated: 23/12/2019 at 04:55PM

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Dec 19th, 2019 05:04PM

Glenn Cajetan Nunes

This is a sign of being in stress. You need to find out the reason(s) of your stress and learn to handle it effectively. Once you do this - your eating out and buying unnecessary stuff will get regulated on its own. Fix up an appointment and speak with a counsellor. He/she will guide you accordingly.  
Dec 20th, 2019 06:38PM

Arpita Roy

Hi, perhaps you have to notice what is the function of your behaviour. What triggers you to buy these things that you often don't want. It could be related to your mood states, sometimes people feel lonely and empty inside and buying makes one feel better. When one is more aware and mindful of what they are buying, ones pattern changes. The same thing happens with our relationship with food. People eat to comfort themselves during stress or use food as a regulator of emotional states.  
Dec 23rd, 2019 04:55PM

Anita Eliza ( PGDIC)

1. Go through your monthly expenditure and see how much you have been spending. 2. Understand why you spend, is this some way of coping with stress? Or are you bored and think that shopping would bring some excitement in your daily life? Find alternate ways. 3. Think about your financial goals that you might be having. Are you reaching those goals at the rate you are going? 4. Decide to stick to a budget?