Dealing With The Compulsion To Shop
Image adapted from Pixabay
If you are often feeling miserable, worthless, anxious,depressed or negative in another way which results in unnecessary shopping to boost your spirits, talk to your doctor. He/she may refer you to a counsellor, psychologist or other professional who can help you identify and overcome the underlying issues.
If you only resort to shopping now and then to make yourself feel better and don't think you need professional help, consider these thoughts. I did a bit of online research and some ideas are not what I would find helpful, but they might work for others.
Is your weakness online shopping?
Is your pattern to head to the shopping centre or mall to shop when you feel down?
Are you easily persuaded by clever advertising tactics?
Find other enjoyable activities
Temptation to shop is all around us.Image by Pixabay
Think what activities you would enjoy doing to replace your habit of unnecessary shopping. For some ideas check out activities instead of retail therapy
Find another pleasant activity instead of retail therapy Image courtesy of Pixabay
Shopping for groceries and things we really need is a part of life. However, buying surplus items in an attempt to feel better doesn't deal with the root of the problem and can create new issues when the budget is blown. Help is available for those who can't control the urge to shop compulsively.
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