Addictions can be of many types and various things. These days almost everyone is addicted to something or the other. The most visible addiction is that of intoxication while being addicted to games, tv shows, sitcoms, online shopping, surfing the useless internet, and many more go unnoticed.
Nonetheless, addiction to anything can be fatal and will make you lose your hard-earned money. In this blog, we try to help you understand if you are a shopping addict so that you can become a smart spender and save more money. Also, since the number of online frauds has gone up, we recommend you do check Useful Tips for Safe Online Shopping
Following are generally accepted symptoms of being a shopping addict a.k.a. shopaholic:
1. SaaB (Sale-as-a-Boon)
Are you one of those who impatiently wait for some big sale? Do you use credit and often run in debt? You see, a certain chemical is released in your brain whenever you think of sales, the feeling when you those amazing shoes or that awesome dress, etc., etc.
The point is to control this urge of letting yourself fall into the trap of useless spending. Howsoever big the sale is, always start thinking of your goals before you start going crazy due to SaaB.
2. CaaH (Collecting-as-a-Hobby)
Collecting is a hobby that some people have. Be it coins, or be it paintings, or books, etc., etc. It’s okay to collect if you have extra pennies in your pocket. But in the event when you are running short on cash, why do you indulge in collecting anything at all? Maybe what you need to collect is more skills so that you can earn more money and then save more and then start collecting. And please, don’t use run-in debt due to CaaH.
3. EaaM (Emotion-as-a-Mover)
All humans are moved by emotions; either feeling good or feeling bad, most of you resort to shopping, either to treat yourself or to make yourself feel good. This emotional buying gives you a temporary high, a certain chemical is released and you feel nice. You can improve your useless spending and start thinking about Goals first. Do not run in debt due to EaaM.
Here’s a short poem for you:
Hey, You! Hey, You!
Sale is good and so is collecting,
We hope your money is flexing,
Develop your skills and earn more,
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To conclude, we would like to put forward the idea of goal-oriented shopping wherein you think of your goals first and then start spending money. In this era of smart technology, you also need to become smart.
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