Confessions of an ex-shopaholic

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.


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.”