Do You Go Shopping When You Are Sad?

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@Shavkat (60453)
Philippines
April 26, 2016 11:46am CST
People have different types of personalities in dealing with sadness. For some people, they deal with their sadness by shopping especially if feeling depressed. It gives them the freedom to make a choice to buy or not to buy tangible things. Thus, they control their lives to choose for themselves. Others get pleasure from buying something, it is a way for them to deal with the unpleasant experiences. In some occasions, my close friends used to invite to go on shopping and claiming they need to forget something. It is a part of entertaining themselves to forget the stressors come into their lives.Do you think it is best way to deal with our being sad? Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/buy-commerce-consumer-fashion-1299519/
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@Corbin5 (103384)
• United States
26 Apr 16
I always get a boost in my mood when I go shopping, but that certainly is not the best method for alleviating sadness.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@Corbin5 I sometimes hang around with my friends and talk about the source of sadness.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
26 Apr 16
I eat and i eat a lot. And I go shopping too.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@toniganzon I also do the same thing. It is fun to eat a lot and put myself on shopping.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@Shavkat right
@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@toniganzon Have a great day, my friend!
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Retail therapy doesn't work for me. If I'm frustrated I hit the gym and train hard.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
2 May 16
That's good. I am sure you are hunky man.
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@Shavkat no, I'm not.
• United States
26 Apr 16
Ah sometimes! I shop all the time though but when I'm not feeling the greatest shopping makes me happy!
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby I also like shopping. It is a part of rewarding oneself of accomplishing something.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@Shavkat Very true!
@MALUSE (39301)
• Germany
28 May 16
I've never understood and never will how shopping can be a pleasurable experience.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@MALUSE I agree. Some people do. I guess they just wanted to brush off into their minds the source of being sad.
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
4 May 16
@Shavkat,I rarely go shopping,for all my shopping is generally done by my sister.She knows well what I like and what I need.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
5 May 16
You are lucky. Someone is doing it for you. In some occasion, I usually ask my sister to buy something for me.
@TheHorse (63996)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 May 16
Need to forget something? Nah, I just listen to some sad music and then I feel better.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@TheHorse That's nice. Taking time to pour out all the sentiments while listening to sad music. I also do the same thing and listen carefully in the lyrics of the songs.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
28 Apr 16
For me it's more about how sad I am that I have no money to go shopping with!
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
I guess money is one of the contributory factor for sadness. I also feel that way.
@STOUTjodee (3419)
• United States
27 Apr 16
When I'm sad, I don't want to be around people. Shopping for me, is definitely NOT going to happen.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I am sure there is other way to ease up the feeling of sadness. Shopping is not always option.
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@shaggin (36676)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I do enjoy buying my children things but no I do not go shopping when I am sad. I really hate shopping. When I am sad I just tend to lay around and mope.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I think shopping is not the solution for being sad.
27 Apr 16
No because most of the time, I feel sad when I don't have money. So, it would not make sense if I go shopping when sad
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Well, I think we can so things to be busy with. We don't need to spend money
@Ezeka1 (60)
• Gangtok, India
27 Apr 16
But for me shopping gives me more headach, thinking about bills... ha ha.. So listining music or playing guitar or going on a long ride is my way of changing my mood.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
I also listen to music and walk around the city.
@sunrisefan (17388)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Others would do the more mature and practical thing of moving on from whatever it is that made them sad. As they say "there's no use crying over spilled milk".
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I agree to that my dear friend.
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@sunrisefan (17388)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Others resort to drinking alone or with company.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
I have some friends do the same thing.
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@antonbunot (9513)
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Apr 16
When I am lonely I don't go shopping but I eat a lot!
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
We get pleasure in eating and deal with our diet later.
@youless (91132)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 16
When I feel sad, I just want to be alone. I don't want to go out and especially go shopping. I will lose my appetite and I don't want to eat much, too. This is my behaviors when I am feeling sad.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
I guess we can spend alone in the room and think it over. That's a good rationale for dealing with our sadness in life.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Apr 16
I don't think it is right or wrong, I think it just works for some people and not for others. I never enjoy shopping so this is not something that I do. But when I am sad I pray, write and sing-all of those help me.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@LovingMyBabies Whenever there is no one available to hear my sentiments, I also pray and ask God to pass through the challenges in my life.
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26 Apr 16
i never shop just to feel better. i shop when something essential is needed. However most of the time my shopping is online.
@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@manohar That's great! You spend money in shopping by being practical in life. I do prefer shopping in the malls than online. It is also therapy for me. I wouldn't buy that much but window shopping is also a great thing to kill the time.
@bagarad (11807)
• Paso Robles, California
26 Apr 16
Never. I hate shopping. I've never seen it as a recreational activity. I think one who shops to feel better might wind up even sadder when they see what they have spent and the bills come due.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@bagarad I agree. If you do shopping, it doesn't solve the issues or concerns. It remains unsolved and the spending of money adds up.
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@amadeo (64124)
• United States
26 Apr 16
You should never go shopping when you are sad.You spend too much money and use your credit card. Shopping is supposed to be a happy one.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@amadeo I guess we just face the main root of sadness and take time to find resolution. We don't need to overspend in shopping since the problem will always there if no actions done to resolve it.