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Break Free From Overspending! End Your Shopping Addiction & Save Money

Updated: Mar 25

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If you are struggling with a shopping and spending addiction, it is important to first recognize that you have a problem and to seek help. Below, you will find our top 20 Tips to help you to overcome your shopping and spending addiction and.Break Free From Overspending! End Your Shopping Addiction & Save Money

In general, overcoming a tendency towards excessive shopping and spending requires a gradual process that demands time, dedication, and support. By taking proactive measures to tackle this issue and seeking help, you can start the journey to regain control over your spending patterns and develop a more balanced relationship with your finances.

Adjust Ad Settings on Your Device.

The initial step could involve modifying the settings on your device to disable advertisements that entice you to make purchases. You have the option to deactivate advertisements on your device by altering the configuration within your device's operating system. This action will prevent advertisements from appearing during your device usage. Alternatively, you can install an ad-blocking tool designed to stop ads from shopwing on the web pages you visit. It's important to be aware that some websites may not work correctly if you have an ad blocker enabled, so you might need to deactivate it for some websites

Our Top 20 tips to stop a Shopping or Spending Addiction.

  1. Acknowledge your situation and reach out to a therapist or counselor for guidance.

  2. Connect with a support group with other people facing similar challenges.

  3. Set up a financial plan and stick to it rigorously.

  4. Restrict the funds readily available for spending purposes.

  5. Avoid situations or triggers that could incite excessive shopping (as discussed earlier).

  6. Use cash instead of credit cards.

  7. Think about your spending, questioning how much you really need those new Jeans.

  8. Keep a detailed record of expenditures and regularly review your budget.

  9. Think about the consequences of your spending patterns.

  10. Discover healthier ways to cope with negative emotions, such as physical activity or socializing, as opposed to retail therapy.

  11. Avoid shopping during emotionally vulnerable moments.

  12. Set up a savings scheme, allocating funds for significant objectives like an emergency fund or a holiday.

  13. Donate unused items to charity or people in need.

  14. Stay away from retail outlets or online platforms that trigger spending impulses.

  15. Seek support from friends and family to help maintain your financial goals.

  16. Take a break from shopping and channel your focus into alternative interests such as hobbies or exercise.

  17. Educate yourself about the emotional and psychological facets of addiction and strategies for dealing with them.

  18. Seek assistance for underlying mental health concerns, if any, like depression or anxiety, that might contribute to your addiction.

  19. Consult a financial expert for a purpose made strategy to manage your finances and settle debts.

  20. Keep in mind that recovery from addiction is a gradual process; so be patient.

Self Hypnosis can be a great tool to help you to overcome addictions. ​

Sharon Shinwell Clinical Hypnotherapist

We have a downloadable Self-Hypnosis session for spending addiction All the sessions on our website are written and recorded by Sharon Shinwell. Sharon is a UK qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been helping people to overcome habits and addictions for over 20 years.

"This article represents the personal views and opinions of the author and should not be taken as representative of the official policy or position of any organization, professional, expert, or individual."


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