11 May, 2017
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Health Benefits of Shopping

You may often scold yourself for shopping much and pointless, especially when shopping slips out of being a top trending activity nowadays.

In spite of the endless speculations about shopaholism and consumerism, shopping can positively influence your mood, especially if you are experiencing stress or even a mild depression. So, if you feel at least a little hope that it will work for you, further reading is highly recommended.

The matter is that depression and stress alter our perceptions of the objective reality: we start feeling that all things are out of control, we cannot handle a little thing in our lives, and nothing will change forever. As a matter of fact, numerous researches, which you may google, now suggest that the positive impact of shopping is based on the fact that you can make choices. Your power to make a choice can have any form: clothes, food, or even new music purchased on iTunes or any other similar service. The main purpose of such shopping is receiving a feeling that you can make choices and you be satisfied with them. Retail therapy can be recommended even to the craziest shoppers because impulsive buys cause a strong emotional experience. Even though such purchases often turn to be useless after all, they bring the much-needed wave of joy that neutralizes your stress and depression. Similarly, buying things at first glance also delivers the same positive effect: by making a purchase, even such of-the-cuff one, you will feel that your decision matters and you are capable of making a change in your life. Needless to say, shopping is not a universal remedy, but it is a good method to start overcoming your stress and depression or just tiredness after a long working week. Eventually, we would recommend you purchasing items that you wanted so long, but didn't get them because they seemed to be less necessary: this will give you more power of control over your life because you can do whatever you want.

11 May, 2017
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