How to Tackle Compulsive Shopping

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Tackle Compulsive Shopping

Shopping is something both man and woman enjoy. It gives us happiness and a sense of joy to buy new items that we have longed on our to-buy list. Yet many people become addicted to the rush of shopping, leading to compulsive shopping. At the worst, it can lead to debt and addiction.

Here are our tips to tackle compulsive shopping:

  • Plan your buying. Go shopping only when you have fixed both your budget and the items you need.
  • Before you buy anything, ask yourself if you really need it.
  • Restrict your access to plastic money and credit.
  • Always take a friend or a family member with you when you’re shopping.
  • Get psychiatric help.
  • Find a hobby that gives you happiness and turn to it whenever you feel depressed or emotionally down.
  • Figure out the areas of your life that are causing the void (which you fill by shopping) and start working towards changing them.
  • Whenever you feel the urge to go on a shopping spree, try an alternativeโ€ try exercise.
  • Carefully keep a record of all your purchases for a month. Ask your spouse or a trusted friend to tell you whether you have spent rationally or gone off the deep end. Accept the criticism.
  • Bypass sales.

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any other tips for compulsive shoppers? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!