Clothing stores can be found just about wherever you go because women love to shop! Some love it more than others though. Too much of a good thing is always a bad thing, especially when it begins to control your life. When shopping becomes an urgency, that might be a sign that you have a serious problem.
Treating yourself to a new outfit every once in a while is okay but if you find yourself buying clothes just to feel good then you might have problems that you need to face. Some people are in denial about their shopping habits and don’t see it as an addiction but there’s definite ways to tell if you have shopping problem.
If you have many clothes in your closet that have never seen the light of day and still have price tags attached then you might have a serious problem that you need to acknowledge. Also, if you feel extreme happiness when you purchase an item, then afterwards you feel extremely guilty then that is a sign you might have psychological issues and you’re trying to fill a void.
Another way to know if you might have a shopping habit is that you try to hide it. Do you find yourself looking at clothes online and then switching the tab when someone walks by, that might be a sign of guilt and subconsciously knowing you have a problem.
There’s many ways to avoid spending unnecessary money on temporary happiness. Try reading a book, starting a journal, trying new recipes, or listening to music. Also, in order to not overspend when you go shopping just carry less cash on you so that you already have a set budget. If you feel that it’s still unbearable you can try talking to a close person that you trust or you can schedule a therapy session and figure out some unresolved issues.