Do you $hop as a form of Therapy when you are feeling Down or Depressed?

United States
May 29, 2007 7:54pm CST
Currently I am unemployed, but in the past, if I had a bad day at work, a problem with a relationship, a bad interview, or I simply felt depressed, I would end up at the mall, Marshalls or TJ Maxx. I would shop around the stores feeling high with energy, anxious to get to the next store and I also had no sense of what I was spending. Im not talking thousands, I do shop at Marshall's, you know. LOL What sort of feelings do you experience?
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• Austria
30 May 07
Oh yeah I'm a great believer in Retail Therapy. But I've gotten much better at it these days. I used to buy all kinds of useless stuff when I had a bad day, but I don't do that anymore.... I'd like to own a house someday...
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• United States
30 May 07
It really does help to have a goal for a future day...now you have something else to focus on when you are having a bad day. You can go look online at homes for sale! Good luck.
• Indonesia
30 May 07
hm not for me, when i feel down or depressed, i'm not take shop as a form for my bad feeling, but usually i'll go to sleep to take my body and soul feel better..
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• United States
30 May 07
Thats a great idea too. You're right, it is nice to just let your mind and body go as you drift off to sleep.
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• Hong Kong
30 May 07
Yes I do, and I used to do it so much during the first year of my work. Now I can deal better with stress or pressure, therefore I don't shop as much. I used to buy so many cosmetics, skin care products or clothes that could scare everyone away. Usually I did it because I was under stress and I was unhappy about something, oh when I broke up too! I kind of need those to fill up my "loneliness" *laughs*.
@henazea (313)
• Kuwait
30 May 07
yes I do shop a lot when I feeling down..its mostly eatables but spending money uplifts my mood..its the best stress buster I guess I have...
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
30 May 07
I go to TJ Maxx and Marshalls too. I like Target a lot also. I don't really shop when I'm depressed, but I do like to go just to give me a boost. My husband and I don't have much money right now to spend extra because we are building our house, but I always manage to find something on a clearance rack. I love finding that one piece of clothing or household item that is awesome and....on SALE!=)LOL...story of my life.
• Philippines
30 May 07
hmmm.. i've read in the previous issue of Reader's Digest that shopping has been proven to feel young.. we get to appreciate different things by shopping, and it helps us soothe our stressed minds... :)