February 23, 2021•198 words
I just got an unanticipated bonus from Burner Mail. A few days ago, I signed up for access to "An Important Report." I used a Burner Mail mailbox, so that the emails would not be forwarded to me.
Then, I promptly forgot about it.
When I finally logged in to the mailbox, I discovered that the report was attached to a subscription offer at 75% off. Also, it expired last night.
Burner Mail just might be the cure for Shiny Object Syndrome! The urge to click can be satisfied, guilt-free, as long as I wait a few days to read whatever is sent.
Years ago, I read about a trick that was supposed to help compulsive shoppers control themselves. I believe it was the birth of vision boards, although, at the time, it was just therapy: you were supposed to find a picture of what you wanted and put it on your refrigerator. Apparently, seeing it every day took the edge off that urge.
I certainly do not mean to make light of shopping addiction. If you or someone you know needs help, check this out: