Updated: Apr 26
My name is Priyanka Shahra and I was a shopaholic. I shopped excessively because it was accessible, affordable and quite frankly, I didn’t know any better.
My addiction of shopping was abetted by many who like me, genuinely believed that the only collateral damage from mindless consumption was overspending.
THE SIDE EFFECTS
SIDE EFFECT 1: Quantity over quality
ME: “Is it on sale? Two for the price of one? I’ll take it! ”
Sound familiar fellow addicts? This attitude of thoughtless acquisition is probably the most hazardous side effect of all.
What I should have thought – “Do I need it or really want it? How many wears will I get out of it? What will I do with it once I’m ‘done’?”
SIDE EFFECT 2: Withdrawals
ME: “I haven’t shopped in 3 days. I don’t even know who I am anymore.”