The holiday season is here and the holiday marketing push has begun in earnest. We are all susceptible to spending more than we should during the holidays, but the impulsive, quick reacting nature of ADHD makes impulse buying all the more tempting. If you have ADHD and find yourself being pulled into a spending vortex, here are some tips that can help – not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year.
Impulsive behavior can be a symptom of ADHD, and that includes impulse buying. This problem can be especially acute during the holidays when there are so many more temptations beckoning from stores and online shopping venues. If you have ADHD, there are a number of things you can do to help curb your impulse buying.
Do you always seem to be running out of money? Are you one of the reasons banks can afford to give away free checking? Do you often leave the house with great intentions, but get swept away in the moment and spend more than you had planned? A budget helps you think about what you want to spend when you are in the space to use your best judgment. Here are simple ways to make a budget that you can stick to.