Shopping might be one of the most socially acceptable addictions, but it's still a very powerful one that up to 6% of our population struggles with. Shopping addiction is a predominantly female problem, with around 90% of shopaholics being women.
Addiction describes trying something, becoming emotionally and physically dependent on it, and then becoming psychologically and physically addicted to it. People who struggle with addiction have explained feeling euphoric, elevated, happy, complete, and whole when they partake in their addiction. Compulsion refers to a specific, intense urge to do something. People who struggle with a compulsion explain feeling immense relief and relaxation from completing behaviors that they feel compelled to do.
To quit bad habits, make them so hard to do that even thinking about starting it leaves you exhausted. Follow these 2 simple steps to remove bad habits from your life. And some recommendations on to remove those habits by adding layers of "friction".
I'll be the first to admit that I live frugally. I like vacations and fashion, and one day plan to own a home, but I'm a millennial living in an expensive city, so most days, these goals feel like distant mirages in the desert.