Originally Posted by md2010
Hi mate, it didn't make me a better person. I am ashamed for my silly shopping's. Every time I buy something I feel guilty but I just cant stop. My work is in the middle of the Sydney shopping central. And it just makes it too hard. I have done so much lunch time shopping that I am embarrassed carrying a shopping bag to my office. I hide it in side my work bag. As I am sure my work mates they laugh behind my back regarding my shopping addiction. As I say I am to a point hide cloths inside other cloths so my partner doesn't find out. And not to mention last time I was able to put some funds on my savings was last February.
If you have any suggestions on how I can control this would be great.
Find a new hobby. I was never much of a shopping addict, but taking up salsa helped me tremendously. Now, I dance almost 5 days a week. It helps me stay in shape, it's lots of fun and it keeps my mind off other things.
Also, understand what your style is and don't just buy random things. Buy things you need, that's OK, but you have to realize that you don't need everything that looks good. There are too many things in the world, can't have them all. For instance, I like shirts and slim cotton pants. That's my everyday style. So I have a lot of shirts and a lot of cotton slim pants. I don't have any zip-up sweaters and only own one cardigan. Mr.K on the other hand likes to wear cardigans and sweaters and looks good in them, so he has a lot of those. I'm sure he has less shirts than I do, though. And probably less pants. Find your style and stick to it. But most importantly, find a new hobby. That's for sure.