Friends and family once did an intervention on me. They sat me down and said, “Listen, you simply MUST stop going to stationery stores! And you’ve got to stop shopping at back-to-school time when stores put their stationery on sale and out front. You’ve already got tons of blank notebooks. You don’t need any more!”
I knew they were right. I knew I had to stop. After all, I was killing trees. But it was so hard to stop. A good friend said that if I ever find myself in a store looking at notebooks that I could call her any time of day and she would talk me down. I’ve called her on several occasions.
I have occasional relapses but I’m doing a lot better.