Why Retail “Therapy” Makes You Feel HappierThe brain-based effects of shopping and knowing the signs of a problem

Help taken from this link https://health.clevelandclinic.org/retail-therapy-shopping-compulsion/

“Whether you’re adding items to your shopping cart online or visiting your favorite boutique for a few hours, you do get a psychological and emotional boost.” he adds. “Even window shopping or online browsing can bring brain-fueled happiness. But again, you want to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand.”
🙂 There are many reasons why:-

🔻 Shopping restores a sense of control
🔺 Visualization distracts us from anxiety
Shopping also stimulates the senses
🔺 Dopamine is released even before a purchase is made
🔺 Mood benefits from online shopping
🔻 The psychological perks of saving up

😢 When shopping becomes a problem

Of course, you want to ensure you’re not taking shopping to an extreme
🩸For many, it can become an addiction

😱 Signs of a shopaholic
🔺Preoccupation with and difficulty resisting buying unneeded items.
🔻Spending a lot of time doing research on items that may or not be needed.
🔺Financial difficulties because of uncontrolled shopping.
🔻Problems at work, school or home because of spending that’s gotten out of control

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