This is the emotional epiphany I learned this weekend. “If I have been putting off getting an item and I think it will relieve an iota of tension, I will go buy it whether I have the money or not.” So much of my spending is driven emotionally, from stress or guilt, that I wanted to look up some other opinions.
Using spending as a pick-me-up would leave me momentarily feeling better, but it certainly wasn’t a surefire way to be happy. If anything, I would feel worse afterwards because guilt over the unnecessary purchases would consume me. I was eventually able to stop my habit of emotional spending and wanted to share some strategies that really helped me!