Public Domain Unsplash / Gyorgy Bakos Kathryn Kellogg explains why delaying gratification is beneficial all around. The next time you feel a burning urge to buy something, Kathryn Kellogg wants you to stop, step back, and go home for a few weeks before pulling out your wallet. The California-based zero waste expert and blogger has a clever strategy for dealing with superfluous shopping (not including necessities such as food): She makes herself wait 30 days before purchasing , and she encourages others to implement some sort of enforced wait-time, too. In a short YouTube video , Kellogg explains the numerous benefits of practicing strategic delayed gratification. First, it saves money because, after a month-long delay, you’ll be less enthusiastic about buying a lot of those things that at first seemed so alluring. It saves resources, which we are already consuming at an irresponsibly rapid rate. Kellogg mentions Earth Overshoot Day , which marks the day each year when "humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year." Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 31 in 2019, and if that’s going to be pushed back at all, it requires drastic […]

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