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Stress and Retail therapy.


Well, with a month left on the clock to my exams. It's getting a little stressful. But the crappy thing about me is that the more stressed I get, the more I have to destress which is not really good. Because I really do need to focus on my studies.

I don't know why but lately, I started to go online shopping. 

I bought some stuff online. But that's alright because I do need those stuff.

When you are busy and can't really go out to buy stuff, online shopping is a life saver.

Honestly, I have never been a shopping person. 
I never found comfort in retail therapy unlike some girls.

To be honest, I have found shopping really annoying.
Mostly because I can't afford it and I can't find stuff that I like. 

Somehow, recently, I started looking at smartwatches. (I think I really like gadgets. hahaha)

I wanted something that would tell the time, tell me my steps, the calories I burned and give me notifications from my phone.

At first I looked at Fitbits and they were expensive.
Then, I started looking at cheaper alternatives.

And in the end, I actually managed to find one.

I never considered myself to be an impulsive shopper. I like to think of myself as a rational consumer.
Someone who thinks through her purchases.
Someone who is good with her money.

So I'm rather surprised that a huge part of me wants to just press the buy button. 

Funny fact is, I don't even wear watches normally.
But suddenly, I want a smart watch for my "exercising" reasons. 
I'm not sure how good my justifications are.

So I'm breathe. And give myself the normal one week cooling period whenever I make a big purchase.



This is the Vidonn X6. The smart watch that I found that suits my needs and pricetag. It costs about $124. 
Its functions is that it tells me the time, the steps I take, the calories I burned, the distance I walked and notifications from my phone.

Do you think I should buy it though?



Do I buy that smartwatch?

Yes
No
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Please vote and help me decide. And thanks for your help!!

Comments

Happy "Sam" said…
Yes,
All people also got stress.
Just how to control it and release it.
hehe !!

Wow !!
Less shopping ~
great also ~
At least got more time on other things.
I also got buy online things too.
Sometime cheaper compare at shopping center.

Yeah !!
You should buy ~
At least got something's with you.
Who know Vidonn X6 can help you a lot.
May be keep fit ~
May be release stress ~
May be other ~~

hehe !!
Buy buy !
Enjoy ~

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