Shopping is My Happiness Mantra

shopping my happiness mantra

I have thought multiple times before taking up this as today’s post title. Shopping, really! I mean yeah, for the women it’s kind of stress buster but for the gents, well I will keep is low now. So, yes shopping definitely makes its way on my happiness mantra list.

Shopping is a stress buster, a retail therapy which makes you feel happy, excited, and rejuvenated. This is surely not a solution to the problems, but a great chance to gather positive energy to fight it on. Shopping keeps you busy, out from the melodrama happening around, and concentrated.

“Money can’t buy Happiness, but it can buy some fabulous shoes. Which is pretty much the same thing.”


A couple of studies have also reflected, that retail therapy really works. A shiny stone in your ring, or some hot sassy red lipsticks, that amazing little black dress, or Jimmy Choo shoes. These things are not just for keepers, but to boost your soul (apologies for the hyperbole, I am talking shopping), with confidence. According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Psychology and Marketing, retail therapy can positively affect your mood. (1)

Also, read Rise and Shine.

How can Shopping make me Happy?

Shopping is happiness
retail therapy

Shopping makes everyone happy (apart from my better half, he gets all grumpy & a little crazy). Don’t we shop to celebrate special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, etc? Shopping gives you the experience of happiness.

Honestly, I love spending time out shopping alone, then sitting duck with issues hammering inside my head. The break from stress, boredom brings joy and spirit upliftment. Also, it’s a knowledge enhancer. You get to learn about the latest trends, designs, fashion, lifestyle, food, and much more.

But again, everything in moderation is the key to balancing our lives. Shopping helps only when it is not hampering your monthly budgets or getting addictive. Research has also proved shopping can become an addiction, and it won’t take time before you will be called – hoarder.

Before you start with the Shopping Therapy –

  • Spend the amount that is available to spent on shopping only.
  • Invest more time in personal experiences.
  • Do not stress-shop, it gets crazier.
  • Resolve between the need and desire.
  • Lastly, enjoy shopping as an experience instead of getaway.


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32 thoughts on “Shopping is My Happiness Mantra

  1. I haven’t found any excitement in shopping unless they were books. And then I had Tuneer. I haven’t stopped shopping for the boy ever since. For someone who restricted shopping to Amazon and Flipkart, I’ve explored the local markets to find something different from him.?

  2. I have to agree shopping, (computer, mobile phone, etc) can be a great stress buster. Excitement that builds in anticipation, makes me forget my woes. Then getting hold of the prized item, brings ecstasy. But after bringing the gadget home the tricky part of setting it up starts, then I lose interest. Besides shopping also costs money.

  3. I like I like..Shopping works for me too, If not buying something for me, I buy pieces of stuff for my daughter and it makes me equally excited and happy. I love to explore local markets, if I am not in for proper shopping then I even hop to Friday bazars on Mumbai streets,

  4. I’m kind of opposite. I can say I don’t like to spend much on unnecessary stuff. So I’m not a shopping kind of girl πŸ˜€ I buy whenever I need something and that’s it. But I can relate your post with many of my friends who always drag me whenever they want to shop πŸ˜€

  5. I love shopping too. Its actually a fact that it is a stress buster and therapeutic. I am sure many women would agree to this. πŸ˜‰

    1. Well I agree, money can’t buy happiness but can buy you stuff for some feel good factor and happiness

  6. Shopping shyad sabko hi khushi deti hai, online ho ya mkt ja kar mujhe shopping me bahut maza aata hai, meri shopping husband, bitiya n ghar k liye jyada hoti hai ? infact sochti bhi hu ki ab sirf apne liye per ho hi nahi pata, bag inke samaan se hi bhar jaata hai

  7. See…i already wrote shopping being the happiness mantra for women. Found it surprising not many post on shopping today. NIce one.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

  8. Haha, it is the other way round for me, most of the time. I get really stressed when I have to shop something especially for myself. I never get anything in my size not even shoes πŸ˜€ But yes when I get things for myself easily it does make my mood cheerful.

  9. I LOVE shopping. But over the years, I have become more of a sensible and buy-only-what-you-need shopper. Though this does not hold true for books! I like to do online shopping as well as shopping in the malls and in the narrow by-lanes of the old city too. It is a stress buster for me.

  10. Shopping is definitely a stress buster. However lately I have started being mindful and am intentionally disassociating shopping & food from stress. Also, I am quite curious & looking forward to following the Minimalistic living approach…

  11. I am yet to know a girl who doesn’t like shopping. I mean as bread is to butter so is shopping to any girl. However, I must confess even I like shopping, it is a great stress buster provided you have enough cash in your pocket. πŸ™‚

  12. Nothing like shopping to soothe an aching soul but it sure isn’t sane to throw any money where it isn’t required. I love shopping too but never buy on impulse which will make me regret later.

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