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Are You Addict to Shopping?

Shopping is often seen as an enjoyable and many people find they get a “lift” when they go on a spree. Their brains release endorphins and dopamine, and they ride the wave of shopping euphoria. The problem that arises is when over time these feelings become addictive. When shopping crosses the line, it can lead to feelings of guilt and shame and even severe financial hardship.

A shopping addiction can adversely impact your relationships and your professional life, and cause difficulties with your partner or your employer. For those already balancing high-profile careers and personal obligations, the additional burden of a shopping addiction can create even more challenges.

How do you know when your shopping “habit” becomes an addiction? Left unchecked, shopping addiction can lead to catastrophic consequences on both a personal and financial level.

Some of the signs to watch for include:

  • Consistently spending more money than you plan or expect
  • Chronic shopping – increasing the amount of time you spend on the activity
  • Thinking about shopping all the time, planning trips and purchases
  • Feeling guilty after spending money, buying more to mask the guilt
  • Hiding shopping trips or the amount you spend from family and friends
  • Shopping when you are angry, depressed or anxious
  • Continued shopping despite broken relationships and financial trouble

Treatment can help individuals develop healthier ways to cope with negative feelings and keep shopping in check.

How about shopping for educational services; like buying a course, private tutoring, etc?

Education opens your mind to any matters in this life. Education is as important as this because education gives people the knowledge and skills they require. Education is important to people of all ages and it has no limit.

However please keep in mind, that something going overboard, means too excessive, will not good for your health. Keep your life in balanced state. You are living in a society. Besides shopping, you need to do other things; you need to work, you need to study, you need to rest, you need to socialize with your surroundings, etc.