How to… tell if you are a SHOPAHOLIC

Last year I gave up shopping for six months in an effort to overcome my addiction. Sophie Kinsella’s book – Confessions of a Shopaholic – which was then made into a film, makes light of the habit which for many women is no laughing matter.

Apparently, admitting you have a problem is the first step to solving that problem. Apparently. Although I admitted that I had a problem a very long time ago, I still seem incapable of kicking the habit.

Here, I will give you the five ways to tell if you – too – are a SHOPAHOLIC:

1. You hide purchases and trips to the shops: from your mum, your boyfriend, your husband, whoever. I am completely guilty of doing this! I often shove my shopping bags in the bottom of my wardrobe to get out at a later date when the boyf isn’t around.

2. You have credit cards – and mounting debt – that no-one else knows about. Thankfully, this is something I do not have. Although have been known to over-spend in a month.

3. You are an emotional shopper: you shop when happy/sad/angry/whatever. I think I have admitted that I do this before. When I was at university, I would use a rubbish class, a boring lecture or a good grade as an excuse to go shopping.

4. You neglect your “needs” in order to pay for your shopping trips: bills, rent and food goes out of the window and in come shoes, clothes, make-up, jewellery. I admit, when I was at university, I thought nothing of living on beans on toast for a week in order to pay for a new outfit; today, however, I enjoy my food too much!

5. You are a compulsive buyer: you see something you want and you buy it. I’m getting better about this. I know where there are gaps in my wardrobe and what I need and tend to buy these instead of impulsive buys. But sometimes, something is just too good to miss!

Are you a shopaholic? Come on, no need to hide here.


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One Response to How to… tell if you are a SHOPAHOLIC

  1. #1 Yes – I hide them but eventually, my mom & boyfriend still see it when I wear it. Lol#2 No – My parents wouldnt give me a credit card for this reason.#3 Yes – I shop even when Im hungry, bored, sleepy, tired. Name it. I think I've gone crazy.#4 Yes – I spend my money on clothes and accessories and my mom handles the food part. :D#5 Yes – Ehm. I try not to bring much cash when I go to the mall. It really works! I dont buy on impulse!4 out of 5. Not too shabby? 🙂http://www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.comP.S. Hope you like my post on new ring buys!

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