Inlight of this task, I will focus on my habit of being an impulsebuyer. The behavior has negatively affected my personal life due tothe tendency of extravagance on commodities that either I do not needor I have not budgeted for (Seligman& Csikszentmihalyi, 2014). .
Why this habit developed and how is it reinforced:
Notably,I developed the habit of being an impulse buyer from my mum, and itwas reinforced when I started accompanying her to the supermarketevery time she went for shopping. At the supermarket, she used topurchase various commodities most of which she had not planned to buy(Seligman& Csikszentmihalyi, 2014). Thisinfluenced me a lot. With time I realized I never stick to my budgetevery time I go to the supermarket to buy what I need.
Thebehavior always makes me feel depressed because I cannot save for thefuture. Additionally, I feel so stressed and frustrated when Irealize that what I purchased was not necessary because I am notgoing to use it after all.
Impulsebuying habit has made me develop a great desire for money as well aseverything in the supermarkets which in one way or the other seems toimpress me. Besides, I sometimes feel rejected when my parents refuseto give me money in case I need to go do my shopping.
Asit has been noted, I inherited the behavior from my mother. She toohas a habit of spending too much on commodities which are notnecessary (Seligman& Csikszentmihalyi, 2014).She is fond of purchasing products simply because they impress herand not because they are necessary.
Forme to stop the impulse buying habit, I need to take it positivelywhenever my parents refuse to give me money to do some shopping. Theywant me to learn and train myself on how to manage funds so that Ican be spending on what is necessary (Seligman& Csikszentmihalyi, 2014).
Seligman,M. E., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). Positivepsychology: An introduction (pp.279-298). Springer Netherlands.