We, women love shopping and just when we get an opportunity to buy new things, we use it. If we think that nothing goes with our simple blue jeans, we go to shops to find this perfect top, even though we already have several of them. If we know that later that day we are going out, we go shopping looking for something special to wear. And if it is sales, there is no question that we will go shopping, even though we already have everything we need. We just love shopping and it makes us happy, and if we sometimes create new excuses for shopping, who cares? We are not harming anyone.
The same obsession with shopping begins when we find a new activity to do. Let’s say, this summer you got into gardening and decided to plant flowers. You know everything you need to know before planting your first flower. The only thing you still need is a new outfit that you will call your “gardening outfit”. And though at first it seems like a great idea, usually, this new hobby gets forgotten the same way your “gardening outfit” is forgotten too. When we do this, and by this, I mean, we think that for every occasion and activity we need a new outfit, we spend too much money where it is not needed. We buy so many things we do not need and then just create these piles of clothes that we do not need.
Shopping is not bad, but you have to be smart about it and learn not to spend money where it is unnecessary. Think critically and honestly ask yourself whether you really need new clothes or the old ones are good as well.