Skip Nav
Consumerism
51 Affordable Valentine's Day Gifts For Any Type of Guy
DIY
100+ of the Best DIY Gifts Ever
Oscars
A Breakdown of the Oscars Gift Bag Worth Over $200,000 — You Won't Believe What's Inside

Does Shopping Feel Good When You've Had a Bad Day?

Does Shopping Feel Good When You've Had a Bad Day?

Source

Around The Web
Things That Are Not Worth the Money
Best Websites to Save You Money
How to Save Money at Costco
When to Throw Away Food

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
It really does help my mood on a bad day - even if I am just browsing. I just like to look through stores and get greta deals.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
yes that is why I am always broke lol
tinabeana tinabeana 7 years
Spending only feels good when you've got all kinds of money... and when do I ever have all kinds of money just laying around?
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 7 years
You tell me: My friend and I call it retail therapy lol we love it!! Sadly, in this economy those therapy sessions won't be happening so often.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Very rarely, but when I do it, it really does make me feel wonderful
fancifulfabi fancifulfabi 7 years
Buying new clothes makes me float with giddiness, I just come home and lay out all my finds and spend some time pairing them with things in my wardrobe - it's so uplifting! It's probably not the best habit, but it's very effective. Now that I think of it, yesterday I was going through something very stressful and I happened to be at Wal-Mart so I bought a bag of black licorice (which reminds me of my childhood) and instantly I felt my tension ease up a bit. Strange, no?
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I like getting myself something special ... like a new hat for winter, or a new dress to wear for work. That always makes me feel better because then I have something to look forward to wearing that is just for me.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
sometimes not even shopping can help my mood - typically i'll just choose to work out and pray that it helps me since spending money just makes me more miserable.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
Yes, it most definitely does! But I try to limit it to something simple, like a cup of STARBUCKS coffee. I try not to go too overboard because then I'll end up feeling bad that I spent too much money!
Chica8a Chica8a 7 years
:shopping: I agree LoveSarah !
Chica8a Chica8a 7 years
:shopping: I agree LoveSarah !
brandi07 brandi07 7 years
It usually does make me feel better, but I try to make it just a small purchase, like a new eyeshadow or something.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
:shopping: !!!!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
:shopping: !!!!
Tami715 Tami715 7 years
I'm a big believer in retail therapy :) Just last night, I spent about 4 hours shopping after work and now I all these great new work clothes and 2 pairs of hot boots! I couldn't be happier today!
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
It does cheer me up , But I try not to do that any more. It is to expensive. The worse the day the more i spend. I try to not sweat the small stuff and keep a positive attitude no matter what happens.
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 7 years
Oh ya, it totally feels great!
psterling psterling 7 years
It only feels good if you have the money to spend. Otherwise I feel twice as bad. My go-to remedy is a hot bath and a cuddle on the couch with my husband and a glass of wine.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 7 years
It does make me feel better but I just buy lower cost items. Like a fashion mag or a cup of coffee.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
Yes usually! ;)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
Yes usually! ;)
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
It's hit or miss with me. I have to be careful, because there are times when I go shopping to make me feel better, and then it backfires because I'm having a "fat" day, or nothing fits me right.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
It makes me feel better at first, and then I feel worse because I spend money I don't really have. It's like this evil cycle.
zcoral zcoral 7 years
I just did this last night, and I know it sounds awful, but I feel a lot better! I'm wearing new jeans and a new belt, and when I get home I have lots of new kitchen stuff to play with!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I try to stay away from shopping if I'm in a bad mood, unless I know exactly what I want. If I just go to the mall and look for items, and find nothing that either fits, or I like, I end up in an even worse mood.
Latest Career & Money
X