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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

instinctive need

Women have a natural ability and instinctive need to shop. This is something that has seemed to baffle men throughout the years. Decades ago, shopping was due to necessity, but more recently, it has also been used as a method of fulfilling fundamental emotional needs. Shopping has a strong psychological revival effect for women, regardless if products are actually purchased or not. Shopping can lift a woman’s stress by gratifying her; satisfy her nesting urges, and being used as a stress reliever through social bonding, rather than using anti-depressants or other doctor prescribed medicines to alleviate stress and anxiety.
The self-gratification aspect of human emotion is met by the challenges of finding necessities at a bargain price. A person gains a feeling of achievement when money is saved by comparable shopping, and allows other items to be purchased for the materialistic wants of a person and his/her loved ones.

I'm fighting the strong urge to feel the emotional effects of a shopping spree.


Kitty Stampede said...

Oh God, I hear ya. I'm dying....dying for a spree.
I totally want to go out and buy some really nice socks and underoos.

Sara said...

I think everyone might be dying for a shopping spree, especially since times are tough and we're supposed to tight with money. Hang in there. If all else fails try an inexpensive thrift store! That's what I do!