How many of you Nesters feel pressure to buy something when you are shopping? Either the salesperson follows you around like a hungry puppy and won’t leave you alone, or she’s nowhere in sight or can’t be bothered to help you when you really need it.
Or maybe the pressure you feel when shopping is internal—physical or financial—you don’t have much time or not much money.
But when was the last time one or more of these pressures suckered you into a purchase just because it was CHEAP? We all know “time is money.” And time spent shopping needs to bear fruit otherwise it’s a waste. Hence…pressure!
Well, I recently went shopping and keenly felt the physical crunch I mentioned above—gotta buy something. I had things to do, things to get done, and therefore, while in a rush, allowed myself to be tricked into buying…MOM JEANS.
Yes, I know, I know. It’s humbling to admit that I too am now a not-so-proud owner of mom jeans. But it’s not that I didn’t do my due diligence. I made sure I tried the jeans on—the color was dark (win), the length was perfect (win), and they fit my behind (major win). The clencher (pun intended), however, was that they were only three dollars on consignment. And I hate to admit it, but I believe it was the bargain that clouded my judgment.
Normally, when I have more time, I pride myself on making rational, sound decisions—especially with my apparel. After all, having a capsule wardrobe demands forethought and wisdom. So I have a checklist of things I look for in my clothes and, since I am short waisted, a low-waisted pant is actually very high on that list.
The point is, we can all fall victim to the deal. It happens to everyone. For example, essential oils are cheap at Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond, World Market, T.J. Maxx, Walmart, and on Amazon. So you have to ask yourself, what am I looking for in essential oils? Why do you want them? What do I expect them to do for me?
Are you seeking a solution to solve a problem or find relief from pain? Or do you just want to use oils as an air freshener? Do you want a concentrated therapeutic grade or a diluted product for a diluted price? Does the lower price appeal to you more than the quality?
It’s not bad to save for what we truly want or need. And it’s not bad to have standards. High standards engender a spirit of appreciation and confidence in what we own and use. Especially when our standards affect our health.
Once I got those jeans home, I realized the HUGE mistake I made when I sat down to dinner and my bra hooked onto the belt loop of my new mom jeans. I felt completely helpless while I attempted to unhook myself so I could stand up straight.
Lesson learned for me. Buying things on consignment because they are cheap meant no returns and no refunds. It’s true, the jeans were only three dollars—but it’s the principle. I can’t wear them which means I’ll just throw them away or donate them. But who of us really wants to throw our money away? Or take the extra time to make an unnecessary trip to Goodwill? Wouldn’t you rather know that your hard-earned money was spent on something that was totally worth it?
So don’t have a similar experience when buying essential oils . Don’t get cheap at the wrong time. Essential oils are beneficial and can help you, but only if you’re willing to invest in quality. There’s a measure of financial investment, but it is worth it. Try it. Don’t be afraid! Click here and order a sample of Young Living products today and feel free to contact me with any questions at any time.