I have written before about conscious shopping or thinking about purchases before buying items.
I saw the above photo on the Debt Proof Living Facebook page this morning.
Mary Hunt, the founder of Debt Proof Living scribbled it on a napkin several years ago and still has it taped in yer pocketbook so she sees it everytime she is considering buying something.
Another suggestion I have heard is to reconsider purchases over a certain amount such as $100 or so. If you are part of a couple it is also important to have an agreement that you will discuss with each other before making a purchase over a certain amount of money.