How to get rid of shopaholism?
A new phenomenon that appeared not so long ago, “helping” others to waste their time and money, is called shopping in the West. Translated into the great and mighty Russian, this is going shopping without any specific purpose. Photo: Depositphotos The first category of shopaholics: people just go to boutiques and supermarkets, watch something, try it on, but do not buy anything. This is a category of citizens who simply have a lot of extra free time and they do not know how to use it rationally. The second category of shopaholics: those who are stupidly spending their money on goods that they do not need at all, but you need to buy “in reserve”. As a rule, such shopaholics go shopping in their homes, having decent money with them and do not return until they lower them completely. Between these two categories there is a small stratum of rationalist shopaholics. For them, too, the process of shopping is important, and it gives them pleasure. But they are not fans of this business. They are lovers of a break from household chores in a sort of festive atmosphere that they create for themselves, setting themselves up to buy something within a reasonable amount. It is not even a shopaholism in its direct form, but a kind of innocent hobby for an hour or two once a week. Here, too, there is no specific goal, but there is a desire to simply “air out” and buy something useful for yourself or at home. Photo: Depositphotos Vendors easily see shopaholics. If a woman asked for the goods, turns it in her hands for a long time, asks again the same, but slightly different, and so several times, then what’s the point of pleasing her? Obviously it is clear that she will not buy anything. She just likes the process of examining and “studying” the product. Sellers easily calculate those shopaholics with a trained eye, who buy everything they want without even asking prices. As a rule, such buyers go to the store with a view of a millionaire and carelessly touch one product, then another, then a third. But it is touched, but not considered. At the same time royal glance looking around the entire store. It is clear that they have extra money and they are willing to spend it on anything. Here the seller immediately grabs such a buyer and does not let go without selling anything to him. Shopaholism is a contagious modern social disease. Beginning imperceptibly, shopaholism takes the form of a manic influence on the psyche. A person becomes addicted to shopping. How to get rid of this disease of the century? In the West, a technique has been developed long ago that allows one to achieve the desired result fairly quickly. It is based on the planning of income and expenses through personal e-banking. This means that for every financial act you accrue or write yourself points. Your goal is to get 100 points for a month. Each financial action gives plus 5 points (if it is positive) and minus 5 points (if the result is negative). If you fail to score over 50 positive points in a month, then there is a good reason to analyze all your purchases from the point of view of expediency. And not just to analyze, but to write them out large on a large sheet in order to constantly see. Paint all costs in advance ahead of time. Photo: Depositphotos Also, add negative results to your electronic notebook and set it up so that it reminds you of irrational shopping trips with specific examples of unnecessary but previously purchased items. Another way to take control of your shopping desire is to paint in advance all costs in advance and strictly adhere to the amounts indicated there. Well, try more useful to use your free time than go shopping without a specific goal.