3) Make A List
Write down all the items you need before you hit the grocery store. This list will help keep you from straying once you enter the store, which is filled with temptation. Making the list is just half the battle, though. You have to stick to it. Don’t get sidetracked by sales signs. It’s so easy to buy something because “it’s a good deal.” Do you really need it? Ask yourself that question when you feel the urge to buy something that’s on sale. Avoid further temptation by not wandering aimlessly up and down every aisle. You may see something appealing you never would have bought otherwise. This is an impulse buy and what marketers depend on! Of course, there are exceptions. You may see something you didn’t realize you needed or forgot to add on your list. Don’t totally restrict yourself. Practice restraint!