We are often faced by the temptation of buying things that we had not planned for at one point or the other and this is what is referred to as impulse buying. Sometimes the temptation can be too high for us to bear but it is also something we can totally avoid. Avoiding impulse buying can be achieved in the following ways.
One of the ways I consider the most important is to use the time rule. This involves thinking before buying something. Do things that will make you get out of the buying mind-set and ponder on whether you really need a product before buying it.
The next step is to ensure that you have an inclusion for impulse buying on your budget. Having it included for buying goods that are too tempting will quell such temptations since you can only spend what you budgeted for.
The last important step is to treat yourself occasionally. This will motivate you to avoid impulse buying so that you can receive a bigger and better reward.