Shopogolizm: it's contagious?
 Now, when the lights of the city are full of shops, bright shop windows and advertising, it is difficult not to succumb to the temptation to buy everything at once. Remember how many times you go for a walk and came back with an unplanned new clothes? If you answered yes, you are risking to join the ranks shopaholics!

Facing the problem

Until recently, shopogolizm considered cute feature, but now experts are sounding the alarm: it is a disease. Shopogolizm - a pathological dependence on purchases. Man ceases to control their costs at the time of the acquisition of new and unnecessary things is experiencing euphoria. There are several types shopogolizm:

Unprompted   - It is the most common and perhaps the harmless kind. These people, coming into the store, may be tempted to buy something for the shares at a discount. Generally, it is not particularly affect their budget.

Conscious   - A person knows that he is a shopaholic, but does not consider it shameful. Most often women. They come into the store with a clear purpose: to please himself. For such a shopaholic walk through the mall to buy favorite things - a great way to relieve stress. Typically, such raids occur infrequently and people aware of the spending.

Purposeful   - The most dangerous kind. Once in the store, the shopaholics buy everything they see. Such people often make out instant loans and the time spend the entire salary. To treat such a relationship needs a specialist.

 Shopogolizm: it's contagious?

Incidentally shopogolizm contagious! Communicating with shopaholics, you can not help to adopt his habits. And he inherited. For example, the mother is prone to rash purchases, likely the daughter will be the same. Only thing is, of course, not in the genes, but in the bad example which will be followed by a daughter is very likely.

Shopaholic you?

Of course, few people recognized in public. But itself can be, especially finding some signs. So, you're a shopaholic, if you can at least agree with several statements:

1. You buy each time a little more than planned.

2. Once in the store you embarrassed to go out without buying.

3. In normal salary, you are constantly in need of money, as spending more than you can afford.

4. The Bank of coffee and chocolate as a gift - a good offer, is not it? (And there is nothing that you actually wanted to buy tea ... After the farm all useful!)

5. You do not walk past the sell-off in a perfume shop, even on your dressing table gathering dust dozens of vials.

 Shopogolizm: it's contagious?

6. You hide a part of the family shopping or do not tell them the real price of their acquisitions.

7. Shopping - the best cure for a bad mood or just boredom.

8. Do you often buy things knocked out of your wardrobe. They hang in the closet for years with the label.

9. Do you think that the dependence on shopping. Maybe only a little! And what's wrong with that?

10. Family and friends will not hesitate to tell you that you are living beyond your means and buy a lot of nonsense.

11. Failure friend of the planned joint shopping you will never stop. You will even be delighted: no one will get in the way.

 Shopogolizm: it's contagious?


As with any addiction, to win shopogolizm difficult, but possible. If the case is not running, then professional help is required.

Sometimes it is self-organization and planning. Before going to the store, make a list of things that are planning to buy, under any circumstances, do not go beyond it. This applies to foods. If the method does not work, give up long lists and buy 1 hike for 4-5 items, so you reduce the risk of too much to take.

Before going to the shopping center in order to update a wardrobe, well, plan what you're going to take. You do not need a sixteenth blue blouse, and no, no, no - you do not need these acid-green tights! To be safe, bring along an ally: Let inhibits you.

 Shopogolizm: it's contagious?

Once and for all give up the loans, especially instant. You get the thing that will please a couple of days, and will pay interest for a long time.

Carry a small amount of money. No cards and credit cards.
Do not go to the store in a bad mood.

If all else fails and you become overgrown debts and credits, but still all the money to pay for a new handbag, recognize their problem, and refer to a specialist!
Author: Jan Kolosovskaya