How to Stop Emotional Spending Becoming Expensive Therapy

How to keep your feelings out of your shopping cart

Elaine Hilides
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I don’t know about you, but when I’m up against it money-wise, that’s the time I’m likely to buy more.

After all, I’m already broke so what do a few more pounds matter?

Nothing at all. Until it does.

Rationally, this doesn’t make sense, and fortunately, I see through this type of emotional spending behaviour to rein myself in before I get into trouble. Still, I see many clients who call themselves emotional spenders.

These clients often react to an emotional trigger. If you’ve been dumped, treat yourself. If you’re feeling good, treat yourself. Bad day, good day, treat yourself.

You see where I’m going with this.

Are You an Emotional Spender?

You might have regularly had more month than money, but the temptation to buy something outside your budget still pulls you.

You know about emotional eating, and just like emotional eating, emotional spending is when you look for something on the outside to change how you feel on the inside. Surveys in 2013 reported that more than 50% of people in the United States engaged in retail therapy to improve…

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Elaine Hilides
Publishous

I can help you go from anxious to peaceful. Wellbeing coach for over a decade. Author, and International speaker, lives by the sea. elainehilides.com