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It’s time to admit that I have a serious problem

I don't think my addiction is that bad. It's not like it's harmful to my health or anything...just my bank account.

It’s time for me to come to my senses and admit that I have a problem. I online shop to reduce my stress. Aka I’m addicted to shopping.

Sometimes I just need to order that adorable sweater dress online to destress me from finals week, and life in general.

This may not come as a surprise for people who know me well enough, but I think it’s time to admit that I love shopping just a little too much. I’ve always enjoyed shopping, but I’ve recently found how much better I feel after doing a quick mall run.

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My parents would always tease me about shopping too much and claim that I lowkey have a problem, but I didn’t realize it until right about now. I’m always thinking about what’s next on my shopping list and when the holiday sales will start hitting the stores. The worst part is all the emails I get from stores just drawing me in to their website.

You would find your typical high school student tirelessly preparing for her ACT when they only have a week left until the big day.

But the weekend before my ACT, you would’ve found me at Sephora swatching eyeliners on the back of my hand and begging my mom for the Becca Champagne Pop highlighter that I absolutely needed to have.

Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t use shopping as an excuse to avoid my work. I simply use it as my motivation. If I finish my AP Literature reading tonight maybe I can snag that cute pair of booties I [bctt tweet=”It’s time for me to come to my senses and admit that I have a problem.” username=”wearethetempest”]saw online the other day. And hey, it works.


I’m definitely not one to handle stress well. I’m a senior working on college apps and the heavy workload from school, so it’s safe to say that I’m basically stressed all the time. And I mean ALL the time. I’ll do literally anything and everything to relieve my stress. I’ve even tried those scented lotions meant to calm your mind and destress yourself.

I’m a really studious person, I usually just need a little push in the right direction. And the easiest way to do it is via online shopping because you literally make a purchase with the click of a button, which is actually incredibly satisfying.

Some people use food as an outlet for their stress, which I wish would work for me too, but clearly shopping works best for me. It’s a bad habit considering I constantly have different tabs open when I’m doing my work. And then when I spot something super cute, it’ll be in the back of my mind for weeks until I decide to give in and make the purchase.

Personally, I don’t think my addiction is that bad. It’s not like it’s harmful to my health or anything…just my bank account.