Talk me down (shopping addiction)

I am working hard on all my various addictive tendencies. Almost 30 days alcohol free, and now I am having a HUGE urge to go spend money I don’t have on things that I don’t really need at all.

I’ve tried exercising, talking to friends, and the urge is still there. Suggestions?

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Isolation can drive you crazy or make you do things you don’t normally do, congrats on 30 days. Stay sober my friend.

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Paint. Create. Make something old look new again.

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How about:
-a guided meditation
-yoga video
-reading recovery literature
-hot shower
-call a friend
-write a gratitude list

These are all things that help me when I am struggling. :slight_smile:

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Thank you!

I like the idea of a gratitude list. Could remind me of all the things I do have rather than what I don’t.

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If you really want to get fancy and take some time with it, you could do an A-Z gratitude list, finding something starting with every letter of the alphabet.

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That’s a cool idea!!!

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Thank you SO much @aircircle. That A-Z gratitude list really put things into perspective for me!

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Destroy your credit and debit cards !
Malls are closed rn . Should solve your little problem.
Hope this helps :wink:

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