We all like to go shopping once in a while, it cheers us up because we're buying something for ourselves, for our family or for our friends.
But what happens when shopping becomes a need that you can't control? Specialist doctors in Barcelona have discovered that this feeling of being “high” may become compulsive and harmful. Identifying this financial behavior will help prevent you from entering into a cycle of unnecessary debt and staying alert can motivate you to invest that energy into something that’s better for your well-being.
Answer the following true or false phrases to find out if you’re addicted.
Your level of addiction will depend on how many phrases you said were true, i.e. if you considered that 3 or more phrases were “true” you must assess your shopping sprees and your budget.
If you said that 3 or more were "true", chances are you're a shopaholic or you're on the road to becoming one. Don't worry! Here are a few tips that can help you begin to change this or can help you help a loved one you know is on this path.
Most of the time, compulsive shoppers are trying to fill an emotional void in their life with purchases. It's important to identify what that void is and fill it with actions that improve your well-being and spirit, for example: meditating, exercising, eating healthy and helping out in your community. Knowing that a problem exists is the first step to evolving and becoming a better person. If you want to have access to many others tips for a healthy financial life, subscribe to the bulletin here or follow me on Facebook here and Twitter here.