Is there a placebo for shopping? Taking a sugar pill doesn’t seem likely to help with online shopping addiction, but the Placebo Method is a way of overcoming shopaholism with small steps that you can start implementing right away. The aim is to avoid the stress, guilt, and other negative feelings that come with addiction. Positive thinking is the first step. The next step, and perhaps the most placebo-like part, is replacing your online shopping time with something more productive. Why not try a new hobby, like writing or drawing. Not many supplies are needed, and you might find this new “ritual” helps you sort out the feelings that were contributing to your shopping addiction.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, 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.