If you are having trouble reining in the shopping urge and focusing your attention on what you really want, you might want to try the wish list method.
You make a wish list (say, starting with 10 items). If it is too difficult to prioritise the list (I can't decide!!!) then write them in random order.
Here is an excerpt:
1. Mobile phone (Nokia - must have speakerphone,)
2. Microcassette recorder (Not auto reverse!)
3. "The Last Precinct" - Patricia Cornwell
You may be amazed at how quickly the items manifest as you focus your attention on them.
I have found that over 25 items on my wish list have appeared since I first wrote the list.
You will also find that it will weed out the features that you don't want in each of your wish list items.
Try it! Write a list of 10 items and see how fast they appear.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006