How Can You Fight a Shopping Addiction?

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For most people, shopping is only a means to an end; just another chore to cram into a busy day. For some, however, shopping is a way of life. While it's okay to enjoy shopping, it's easy for this innocent activity to spiral into an addiction. Keep reading to find out how you can fight a shopping addiction.

The first step in combatting any addiction is admitting that you have a problem and determining why it has control over you. Once you've identified the cause, it will be easier to deal with your addiction. With shopping, a few of the common excuses include:

  • Boredom
  • Escaping from reality
  • Keeping up with the Joneses
  • The thrill of a "good deal"

The next time you buy something, stop and think about why you decided to go shopping in the first place.