Treating Ourselves

“Sometimes we just need a bit of retail therapy”

Since Christmas, I’ve been thinking about gifts, presents and what I need.

We can’t expect what we buy to solve our problems. The dopamine kick of shopping is short-lived. Yet, the culture tells us we should continuously seek it to help ourselves and make ourselves ‘feel better’.

At the same time, it’s important that we look after ourselves, especially if what we are buying is intended for our self-care.

I think we must seek to find a healthy balance between what we buy for ourselves and so called ‘retail therapy’.

What do you actually need to buy?

What do you think? How do you find that balance in your life?