It’s not that I don’t like saving money (yes I do), but when weeks go by without me splurging, that wallet of mine seems to vibrate by itself. The urge is always to press snooze by buying something, but the silence only lasts for a short while.
It’s amazing to me how this works but it seems like the less I spend, the less I want to spend. I used to want to go out for lunches all the time. But now that I work at home and haven’t eaten out for a while, I don’t feel the need to go out and grab a bite.
I used to have a bowl of ice-cream every night when I was a teenager, and boy would I want one if the sugar rush haven’t started by 9 pm. I still love that sweet taste, but I don’t feel like life is crashing down nowadays when I don’t have a bowl. I think smoking works the same way, but there’s no nicotine in ice-cream I don’t think (at least that’s what the product label tell me).
It even works with diets I think. The less I eat, I less I want to eat. If I continue eating big meals, the more hungrier I get in the days following. It’s as if my stomach can expand and shrunk on minutes notice, but it’s more my desire bubble that does the inflating and deflating.
Reducing your spending this way is not for the faith of heart though. The beginning days are just awful as you have to endure that stupid vibrating wallet. The telepathic vibration is so strong that no matter how well hidden your wallet, it will know how to call for you.
If you can continue to ignore it, the vibration will then become less frequent. Each time, it will have less strength until one day, you don’t feel it vibrating anymore.
If your wallet is vibrating right now, maybe it’s better to let it be so it runs out of batteries by itself.