Shop Til You Drop?

 "Shopping addiction, also known as compulsive buying disorder, or compulsive shopping, affects about 18 million adults in the United States. It's described as the compulsion to spend money, regardless of need or financial means." Source

Shopping Addiction?  Yes, it's a thing. Basically a variant on a compulsive disorder, you shop to feel better. There is a temporary feel good when you buy something new. The problem is that buying that thing, does not help the root problem of the mental stress or anxiety or loneliness. 

It's  thing - for the vast majority of us. "A whopping 89 percent of Americans have given into impulse shopping, spending an average of $81.75 per session." Source

If it's an actual problem and how you deal with it are your questions to answer. Everyone is different. 

General guidelines:

• A strong, calm mental mind engaging in minimal screen time, feels less compulsion to impulse shop.

• Wait before you click "Submit" or head to the counter. Take a few minutes to think, do I need this. 

Compulsive or binge shopping is often a symptom of some else that is making you unhappy. A great source of happiness is helping others. Getting involved with fun groups that do work in your community is rewarding in many ways, and will literally (chemically) drive down the impulse to shop.

 #soberworldorg  Less is More