If you’re a shopping addict and a procrastinator, these two activities are probably linked. Think about when you indulge in your shopping addiction. Is it when you’re particularly stressed out about something? Avoidance behavior is the more clinical term for procrastination; it’s what we do to avoid something stressful. Maybe you’re doing online shopping when you should be focusing on a big paper or project? It’s easier to focus your attention on something that makes you happy rather than something that’s stressful, but what ever it is you’re trying to avoid can’t be put off forever!
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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.