Has your drive to buy non-essential (not groceries or meds or household items) things increased during the uncertainty and crisis? Has it actually turned into spending or have you held back because you’re trying to save as much cash as possible/have enough to hand to pay bills if your income is reduced/gone?
If you have been wanting to buy things has it been:
- things you needed but had been putting off, but now buying feels easy because everything is on fire (a proper bra, headphones that work)
- things you previously didn’t need but now need due to quarantine life? (hand weights when the gym is closed, bicycle to get exercise outside, face masks and hand sanitizer)
- things that increase your comfort at home in quarantine (take-out, stretchy work from home pants, instant pot, lumbar pillow, noise cancelling headphones)
- comfort items? (scented candles, nice face masks, etc)
- things that you have absolutely no need for right now but are representative of a better time (that pink jumpsuit, fun earrings, fancy shoes you can’t even wear because you’re never leaving the house)
If you are buying or just thinking about it tell me about your thoughts…
Are you justifying more purchases right now to help businesses stay afloat? Are you engaging in more charitable giving? Are you trying to buy things that don’t need to be shipped so that there’s less delivery workers out? Are you just internet shopping/scrolling as escapism?
… Or are you terrified and spending nothing because your income has been cut/is imminent danger of getting cut?
(all reactions are valid, btw, I’m just curious how people are handling it)