YES. I've been exactly where you are and I have a pretty good idea what the problem is. It's the "Wheel of Desire".
Tell me if this sounds familiar... You see something, and you want it. You imagine that having it will give you satisfaction. You buy it, and at the moment you buy it, you feel good. Satisfied... but then you get the thing, and find you're NOT satisfied. You couldn't care less about the thing. You find a new thing. You see it. You want it. You imagine that having it will give you satisfaction...
This is something A LOT of people are afflicted with. It's not treated as a problem by society — in fact, it's ENCOURAGED — because it helps to keep the consumer-driven economy humming along. But I believe it's harmful to people, and ultimately, to all of us. How to overcome it?
The first step is to RECOGNIZE that it's happening. Then, when you feel the compulsive craving to buy, REMIND yourself of how this has worked out in the past (i.e.
, not very well). BREATHE deeply, reminding yourself that you have everything you need. If you still crave the item, WAIT 24 hours before buying it, and continue to recognize, remind and breathe deeply as much as possible during the waiting time.
You will probably find meditation helpful to learn to accept yourself as you are, and to learn to be satisfied with what you have. Once you cultivate this acceptance and satisfaction, you will find that you don't crave stuff as much as you used to, and you will learn to identify which cravings are just compulsive, and which arise from a genuine need. You can start RIGHT NOW. Here's a simple 3-step guide: link
I hope this is helpful to you! The products on Eden can bring a lot of happiness to your life — but only if you learn to ignore mindless craving and buy only what you actually NEED.