POPSUGAR Smart-living Consumerism Does Shopping Feel Good When You've Had a Bad Day? Does Shopping Feel Good When You've Had a Bad Day? by Smart Living 10/29/08 2 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Source Read More Retail TherapyConsumerismYour Two CentsSavvy PollPollShopping Watch Our Holiday Gift Guide Show Consumerism 21 of the Best Kindle Books You Can Score Today For Less Than $5 14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money 23 Adult Coloring Books That Would Make Perfect Holiday Gifts 105 Awesome but Affordable Gifts For Men 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. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Home Tech Food Vegetarian Love and Sex DIY Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. 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 7 years yes that is why I am always broke lol 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 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 7 years Very rarely, but when I do it, it really does make me feel wonderful 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 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 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 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 7 years :shopping: I agree LoveSarah ! Chica8a 7 years :shopping: I agree LoveSarah ! 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 7 years :shopping: !!!! Black-Velveteen 7 years :shopping: !!!! 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 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 7 years Oh ya, it totally feels great! 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 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 7 years Yes usually! ;) Shopaholichunny 7 years Yes usually! ;) 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 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 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 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.