Shopping is Therapy :)


They don’t call it retail therapy for nothing. Shopping can actually make you happy, a study has found.
Feeling sad? Go shopping because it really does make you happier, say psychologists

Treating yourself to something nice at the shops apparently has a ‘lasting positive impact on mood’ and leaves ‘few if any negative emotional side-effects’.

The study, published in the Journal of Psychology and Marketing in the U.S., concluded: ‘Retail therapy purchases were overwhelmingly beneficial, leading to mood boosts and no regrets or guilt.’


I’m going for therapy next month…
Oh yea…………Hopefully in Bloomingdales. ha.laugh9

Some people “get it” and some…don’t.

You know..
The thrill of the chase for that perfect handbag.
Ok dudes..sorry…perfect …gun?gun1

Hey..Maybe I’m onto somethin here..

Men are the hunters and women, are the gatherers, right?

Or at least they used to be.

So perhaps that indescribable high from shopping comes from all that “gathering” and stuff eh?flowers


Well…..some of y’all know…..The second right before you decide.. and blurt out: Yes, ‘ll take it.!
You know what happens at that very moment?
A fabulous God given brain chemical called dopamine gets released and :
Instant “Natural” High.

What could be healthier?blood

But guess what guys..

Any time you pursue something new and exciting, that natural narcotic flows into the brain’s primitive pleasure centers. So guess what…You don’t have to EVER shop to get the buzz.boggled0

Just try seeking something new…and reward yourself.

Or tag along, “bond”..and heck…Be extra sweet and perhaps even carry a cupla bags while ur at it. Heh.weight-lifter

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
(Bo Derek)


If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.
(Cynthia Nelms)

Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
(Erma Bombeck)


By the way…………….
Anyone want anything?


26 Responses to “Shopping is Therapy :)”

  1. bob says:

    “Any time you pursue something new and exciting, that natural narcotic flows into the brain’s primitive pleasure centers.”

    I don’t believe that the actual purchase is necessary. Pick up the item, take it to the check-out desk, wait your turn in line, and then see if you can negotiate price. When the clerk at BloomingMart declines the pleasure of the negotiation, you can leave in a huff muttering that those damned American infidels don’t know anything about buying and selling.

    Don’t forget to wear a bed spread or some other exotic garb. People will automatically think you are a terrorist, and will say nothing of the scene you will have caused.

    Certainly, this has to be more fun than running up credit cards and making the Chinese rich.

  2. Comedy Plus says:

    I don’t need therapy, but I hate to shop. Wait that’s pretty convenient isn’t it. I do like how you think though. I knew I liked you for some really good reason. Other than your slant on politics.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs. :)

  3. Comedy Plus says:

    Oh and Bob is right on the money too. :)

  4. KId says:

    Back when I was a road warrior, I loved to shop for ties. A have a bunch now and no use for them. Maybe they’ll fetch millions later on :)

    I’m shopping tomorrow, buying my wife a new replacement super computer, which I think is fun but will actually be a lot of work moving all her stuff over from the old one.

    Somebody help meeee…

  5. Trestin says:

    I have to admit I enjoy spending money, I sometimes regret it later, but yes, I is fun.

  6. Joyce Lansky says:

    It’s a vicious circle. You use the shopping for therapy and then you need more therapy when the bill arrives.


  7. Adrienne says:

    When I’m in the mood to shop (which is rare), I’ll often go to a place like T.J Maxx (best handbags, evah) or Ross. I load up the cart with a bunch of stuff and drive it around the store for about an hour so I feel like I “own” it. Then I put it all back and go home. Saves a ton of money.

  8. Bob Mack says:

    Shop ’til ya drop, Angel–you only live once (as far as we know).

  9. Claudia says:

    I agree with Joyce: the problem with this therapy is that it costs money. Although I don’t think it’s so expensive as a “psychiatrist” and in some cases it could be more effective…


  10. The Conservative Lady says:

    I can see it now…”Hey Honey…I’m off to the mall for some therapy”.

  11. Mustang says:

    “Shopping can actually make you happy, a study has found.” Finger tapping against temple, I wonder if we can accept at face value anyone connected to the Journal of Psychology and Marketing …?

    Is it mentally healthful to spend “hard to come by” money in the short term, so that you can suffer later on in life? I feel a lawsuit coming on…

    But since you asked, may I have a Porsche, please?

  12. Howard Larson says:

    Since you asked…

    I would like a 7×12″ mini-lathe. One that doesn’t cost an arm and leg, well-made, has excellent precision and virtually no runout.

  13. Karen Howes says:

    It may be therapy for our inner spoiled child, but not for the wallet!

  14. Bunkerville says:

    I always hope the next purchase will bring happiness, but then, there is always something else to buy. Now I am trying to be content in what I have. A struggle since it is a most pleasureable experience!!

  15. KarL M says:

    That would make my therapists…EBay and Amazon…

    alot cheaper than the real thing and a bit more fun…

  16. Kate says:

    Shopping is cheaper than therapy? Heh. Depends on who is doing the shopping. :D

  17. Ricky Vines says:

    I guess it’s “Treating yourself …” that makes it therapeutic. Some people give of themselves to the point that it hurts. And when one is hurting, one can no longer give. It’s like having a toothache, it makes relating and meeting others’ needs, hard. Hence, a need for a little help or therapy. No one needs a smile than the one who has none left to give. A treat is a little smile that we give ourselves. I guess that is the reason with the stock price of dollar stores is going up.

  18. Freedombytheway says:

    I feel happier already just reading your post! Shopping is great–getting a bargain, even better.

  19. MK says:

    We like shopping too, just not the same things as women. Problem with retail therapy is that you can end up buying crap you don’t really need and waste your money.

  20. Woodsterman says:

    Them endorferthingys can disappear if you use plastic, the bill comes, and then the minimum payment is made. A new tool does it for me … I do Understand.

  21. Leticia says:

    I must be an enigma because I truly loathe shopping! My therapy is reading a good book or calling my mom.

  22. Robert Garding says:

    I know my wife would agree with this, but I do too. Love shopping especially if I can afford to get what I want…which really isn’t too often. *ss* Great post my friend.

  23. Matt says:

    Angel, is this you economic “stimulus” plan?

  24. cube says:

    I hate shopping. When others go to the mall, I’m perfectly content to stay home and read by the pool.

  25. Always On Watch says:

    I don’t like to shop — well, except for books.

  26. Carol-Christian Soldier says:

    I’m going right NOW!! :-)