Ask the Readers: How Do You Manage Stress and Spending? (Your Chance to Win $10)
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- Comment #52 stress and spending Submitted by lisa on October 29, 2009 - 07:57
I got a chance to test this out yesterday. It seems my new strategy for handling stress it to bake. I probably am someone who used to spend money, but that's just not an option right now and my priorities are different than they used to be (having a child will do that to you). So baking it is.
I 'window shop' online sites like Amazon, put items in basket, but don't check out. I've de-stressed but not spent the $$
Our good friend Trent at The Simple Dollar recently made a good observation about stress and spending. It seems that for many of us, being stressed out causes us to be less mindful about our purchases, which leads to more spending, which causes more stress. Thus, you have a cycle that is really hard to break. A very small number of people I know are almost paralyzed by spending. The stress of a mounting debt or the fear that they may "go crazy" keeps them out of stores and away from online deals.
What do you think about stress and spending? Are they closely related? Do you see one causing the other? Or are you in a place where you can manage stress and/or spending independently of one another?
We'd love to hear your tips for managing stress and spending. Together. Apart. One or the other. Just let us know what works for you! Share them here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $10 Amazon giveaways. It won't completely ease the stress of your bills (and hopefully it won't cause you to go into a downward spiral of buying much more than you need). It may, however, afford you a nice relaxing novel or a meditation CD. Dozens of readers have already won. You could be next!
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