Retail Therapy and why it works for me

Retail Therapy: The act of shopping as an outlet for frustration and a reliever of stress.

   So you’re in a bad mood. Your boss doesn’t appreciate your hard work, your spouse is acting like a jackass or you’re just not feeling your best. What do you do? A lot of people especially women have been known to take part in some “Retail Therapy” but does that really work?

   Damn right it does! Well really I can’t speak for everyone I can only say what works for me. Here’s a quick little story for you.

   I woke up in a bit of a bad mood this morning. In the midst of the attitude I was having I hit the Internet and did some damage on the Urban Decay website. By the time I was done I felt a helluva lot better.

   Now the reason for my bad mood hadn’t been fixed yet. However, I think I’m like most women and I buy myself something nice because I deserve it. I am validating my self worth.

   There is nothing wrong with spending money on yourself but you have to follow some rules.

   First, make sure you don’t have any bills due. If all your bills are caught up then awesome! Second, don’t spend more money than you should.
The last thing you want to do is put yourself in debt over a bad mood.

   So the next time you’re feeling down treat yourself to something nice. If shopping isn’t your thing then do something you do enjoy. It might just make you feel better. I know it did for me.

   Oh and I’ll be sure to do an Urban Decay haul when my goodies come in the mail.


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