5-Minute Try It
Ready to Spend
On your next moment of shopping or spending, try this exercise.
Pause with the item(s) you have ready to purchase.
Ask, "Am I satisfying a need, a want or a rush?"
Bring your attention to your body and notice the sensations, and where they
are located. Do your sensations feel fast and frenetic, or slow and grounded?
Tell yourself you can have anything you need and anything you want.
Imagine you purchase this item or these items.
Intensify this visualization. What happens after your purchase?
When you notice your feelings and body sensations, what are they telling you?
Using your body awareness as a guide, decide on your next action
to purchase or not. Take the action to purchase or not.
Complete your practice by
naming the action as a need or want or rush.
Feel appreciation by being in alignment, no judgment, with your action.