There’s a number of feelings that just all around feel icky. Getting to work and not remembering if you locked the front door, the nagging question if you remembered to call back a friend, and that ugly little feeling called “buyer’s remorse.”
Buyer’s remorse is really just a self-induced, purchase-related guilt trip. I deal with this a lot, but I’m a travel agent for guilt trips. They’re my specialty. Especially the self-induced ones.
They say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There are some ways to prevent buyer’s remorse.
When those steps fail, (or you fail to implement those steps in time to save you from yourself…don’t worry, it happens to me too), you’ll have to move to “cure” steps.
Ok folks, confession time—what left you with buyer’s remorse lately? I’ll be honest, for me, last time, it was actually eating out. I was in a rush, and needed some quiet time so stopped for a lunch at a diner by myself. Lunch was lousy, the diner too loud to accomplish any work, and I was out $14 that I’m sure I could have put to better use. Unfortunately, I don’t have a cure strategy for this, but if anyone does, I’d be thrilled to hear about it.
What techniques do you use to prevent or remedy buyer’s remorse?
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