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20 top tips for Overcoming Shopping and Spending Addiction:

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.

Overall, overcoming a shopping and spending addiction is a process that requires time, effort, and support. By taking steps to address the problem and seek help, you can begin to regain control of your spending habits and build a healthier relationship with money.

Turn off Ads on your device.

The first step could be to turn off ads that tempt you to buy on your device. You can turn off ads on your device by changing the settings in your device's operating system. This will prevent ads from appearing while you are using your device. You can also use an ad blocker, which is a type of software that blocks ads from appearing on web pages that you visit. Keep in mind that some websites may not work properly if you use an ad blocker, so you may need to disable it on certain sites.

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

  1. Recognize that you have a problem and seek help from a therapist or counsellor.

  2. Join a support group for people with similar struggles.

  3. Set a budget for yourself and stick to it.

  4. Limit the amount of money you have available for spending.

  5. Avoid situations or triggers that may lead you to shop or spend excessively. (Ad Blocker see above)

  6. Use cash instead of credit cards to make purchases.

  7. Be mindful of your spending and question whether you really need something before making a purchase.

  8. Keep track of your spending and review your budget regularly.

  9. Consider the long-term consequences of your spending habits.

  10. Find healthy ways to cope with negative emotions, such as exercising or spending time with friends, instead of shopping.

  11. Avoid shopping when you are feeling emotional or vulnerable.

  12. Create a savings plan and set aside money for things that are important to you, such as an emergency fund or a holiday.

  13. Donate items you no longer need or use to a charity or someone in need.

  14. Avoid stores or websites that tempt you to spend money.

  15. Ask for support from friends and family members who can help you stay on track with your spending goals.

  16. Take a break from shopping and focus on other activities, such as hobbies or exercise.

  17. Learn more about the psychological and emotional factors that contribute to addiction and how to overcome them.

  18. Seek help for any underlying mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, that may be contributing to your addiction.

  19. Talk to a financial advisor or professional who can help you develop a plan to manage your money and pay off debt.

  20. Remember that overcoming an addiction is a journey and be patient with yourself as you work towards recovery.

Self Hypnosis can be a great tool to help you to overcome addictions. ​We have a downloadable Self-Hypnosis session for spending addiction HERE 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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