The need for… Retail Therapy

It’s been one of those weeks.  Or months.  And I am feeling the need intense desire, to do some retail therapy.
It is what it is.  It is a habit formed a long time ago that many of us deal with.  I’m not exactly sure what it is about shopping, or how “I’m feeling stressed/anxious/whatever” equates to “I need to go spend money that could be used for better things and buy stuff we really don’t need”.  But the two go hand in hand.
And boy is the feeling intense!  So intense I was trying to come up with things we had to have.  Now.   To try and satisfy the urge.  But alas, there are many things we need before we get to baskets and containers.  Those always make me feel better.  Geek, I know.
Then my mind switched tactics.  I could go to the Dollar Store.  It would satisfy the craving cheaply…  While also bringing a bunch of useless crap into the house that will break just as quickly.
So I sat at home.  And sent Bou into get groceries so I wouldn’t be tempted.  Again.
Because one time I did end up in Walmart, where I saw those beautiful blue Ball jars.  Happy to report, I resisted the urge to buy all 6 they had.  I only bought half of them.  I knew I just couldn’t be trusted.  And it didn’t curb the fix!  UGH!
I don’t know how to stop it from happening, I don’t know how to get over it quicker – if anyone has some tips, I’m totally open! 
But until then, I have banished myself from all shopping outlets.
Just keepin it real yall.
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The need for… Retail Therapy — 4 Comments

  1. Ha! I have been dealing with buying too much. I keep trying to get rid of so it is annoying to me when I realized all the junk I just added! I am thinking I need to go on another clothing freeze. I buy so much stuff when I am "just looking" at clothes!

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