Making Choices

How can we empower ourselves to overcome shopping addiction? We can start by not letting ourselves wallow in regret after an impulse purchase. That only leads to us to making justifications and shifting the blame away from ourselves. “I had to have it -I couldn’t help myself!” Easy to say, but we know it’s not entirely true. In order to overcome a behavioral addiction, we need to take responsibility for our behavior. When it seems like we have no choice, let’s think about all the choices we do have. We have the choice to ask for help; the choice to challenge our way of thinking; the choice to face our actual fears and hopes.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More