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Why do some people turn to shopping for relief?   


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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Updated 06 Jan. 2022

For me, shopping is stressful. Finding the right fit, colour, and quality seems like an exam I have to go through, but I've seen many of the people around me going shopping to relax themselves. Is it relieving for you too?


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Osheen Sharma
@Osheen.Sharma · Posted 06 Jan. 2022

I personally like shopping because it gives me some amount of satisfaction. Especially with online shopping, it gives me something to look forward to, like a reward of sort. I understand that not everyone feels that way but for me it's a reward for successfully adulting in these weird times. I understand that relying on, "retail therapy" too much can lead to a bunch of issues and I don't recommend turning it into a regular thing. However, buying a bunch of cute stuff when you're feeling sad is a pretty good alternative to other stress relievers like drinking or smoking among others. 

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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Posted 08 Jan. 2022

Not relatable, but understandable. I guess I just take a lot of stress and overthink about buying things rather than simply feeling happy about them. 


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Sonal Sonale
@ssonalese · Posted 07 Jan. 2022

It`s satisfying for me because it`s beautiful and it helps calm my nerves whenever I'm deeply stressed. Most of my friends call me a shopaholic because of my shopping habit. One of my main goals this year is to cut down on my shopping. I buy what I don't need on many occasions and that is not healthy for me financially. So far this year I haven't bought any new fashion. I know it`s still early on, I`m hoping I can make it.

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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Posted 08 Jan. 2022

I hope you make it! Wishing you the best for it!


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 08 Jan. 2022

Offline shopping is overwhelming and stressful but I enjoy the process online. I think it is more about receiving the package for me. It is like I get to open and enjoy gifts I buy for myself, even if they are small and not really items I need. I often buy from overseas, just small little items for $5 or less. They take forever to arrive but when they do, it is like a surprise as I had forgotten I have gotten anything lol

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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Posted 08 Jan. 2022

That sounds like finding money in your coat's pockets!


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