Decisional Rubric for Avoiding Impulsive Purchases

Inspired by the YouTuber Jessica McCabe (How to ADHD), please find this decisional rubric. It is designed to be saved onto a mobile telephone or where you make most impulse purchases. It encourages slowing down the emotional mind that drives some purchases so that the rational mind can have more say.  

1. Need vs. Want:

   – 1: Essential

   – 2: Important

   – 3: Nice to have

   – 4: Unnecessary

2. Budget Consideration:

   – 1: Within budget

   – 2: Slightly over budget

   – 3: Significantly over budget

   – 4: Completely out of budget

3. Long-Term Value:

   – 1: High long-term value

   – 2: Moderate long-term value

   – 3: Low long-term value

   – 4: No long-term value

4. Research and Comparison:

   – 1: Thorough research done

   – 2: Some research done

   – 3: Minimal research done

   – 4: No research done

5. Emotional vs. Rational Decision:

   – 1: Rational decision

   – 2: Balanced decision

   – 3: Emotional decision

   – 4: Impulsive decision

6. Delayed Gratification:

   – 1: Can wait

   – 2: Limited waiting

   – 3: Difficult to wait

   – 4: Cannot wait

7. Environmental Impact:

   – 1: Sustainable choice

   – 2: Moderate impact

   – 3: High impact

   – 4: Unsustainable choice

8. Post-Purchase Reflection:

   – 1: Contentment

   – 2: Mixed feelings

   – 3: Discontent

   – 4: Regret

Scoring:

– Add up the scores for each criterion.

– Lower scores indicate more thoughtful decisions.

– Higher scores suggest a higher likelihood of impulsivity.

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