In a recent poll I posted right here, on Diary of a Personal Shopper, I asked a question about the emotional influence behind your shopping trip. And the conclusion was this: an equal number of you like to shop away your sadness as well as shop due to an elated, happy emotion.
For me, well...I usually purchase my best pieces when there is a little pain mixed in there. I think it's due to the creativity that stems from that emotion, and some hot, new shoes or fantastic blouse can truly turn a frown upside down. I'm not saying to go and rack up that dolla on your credit card. I'm saying a treat for yourself -- a treat to make you feel better -- isn't such a bad thing.
Whether it is a massage, exercise, time spent with your family, or, yes, a fantastic sale at Macy's; how you adopt a sense of wellness and rejuvenate yourself is really up to you. All I suggest is -- have a limit to what you spend if shopping is your stress or pain reliever!
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